Nine-year-old boy applies to be Planetary Protection Officer at NASA

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  • NASA recently announced that it needs a Planetary Protection Officer
  • A nine-year-old boy expressed interest in the position and applied for it
  • The boy who described himself as Guardian of the Galaxy does not think his age should be an obstacle

A nine-year-old boy thinks he got what it takes to be the protector of the Earth and applied for the position after National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) recent announcement that it is looking for a Planetary Protection Officer; a role designed to protect Earth from alien organisms.

According to NASA, Jack Davis, a fourth grader from New Jersey, sent an application letter to the space agency to express his interest in serving as the Planetary Protection Officer. He does not think his age should be an obstacle.

“I may be nine but I think I would be fit for the job,” Davis, who described himself as Guardian of the Galaxy, said in his handwritten letter to NASA.

He then enumerated his qualifications; one of them was having seen almost all space and alien movies he can see.

Here’s Jack Davis’ application letter:

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Davis’ letter received a response from Dr. James L. Green, NASA Director for Planetary Science Division.

And here’s Dr. Green’s inspiring response!

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