Last week we reported that 9-year-old Jack Davis wrote a letter to Nasa, enquiring about the "planetary protection officer" vacancy.

The role involved making sure that humans didn't contaminate planets, asteroids or moons we come into contact with, and vice versa.

Obviously, it's a highly technical, six figure salary position.

Anyway, 9-year-old Jack David, from New Jersey, applied with a letter.

The note read:

Dear NASA,

My name is Jack Davis and I would like to apply for the planetary protection officer job.

I may be nine but I think I would be fit for the job. One of the reasons is my sister says I am an alien.

Also, I have seen almost all the space movies and alien movies I can see.

I have also seen the show Marvel Agents of Shield and hope to see the movie Men in Black.

I am great at vidieo [sic] games. I am young, so I can learn to think like an alien.


Jack Davis

Guardian of the Galaxy

Fourth Grade

To be fair those are some incredible credentials.

NASA’s Planetary Science Director Jim Green wrote a letter in reply:

Picture:Picture: Nasa

He said in a press release:

At NASA, we love to teach kids about space and inspire them to be the next generation of explorers.

Think of it as a gravity assist -- a boost that may positively and forever change a person's course in life, and our footprint in the universe.

David also received a phone call from Nasa's Planetary Research Director Jonathan Rall to congratulate him.

Picture:Picture: Nasa

HT IFL Science

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