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9-Year-Old Applies For Job At NASA, And Here’s How NASA Responds
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9-Year-Old Applies For Job At NASA, And Here’s How NASA Responds

Upon posting a job opening for “Planetary Protection Officer,” NASA space agency has received countless job applications, but none as original and adorable as the one by Jack Davis, a 9-year-old with all the right qualifications to be a “Guardian of the Galaxy.”

“I have seen almost all the space and alien movies I can see,” Jack explained in his letter. “I’m great at video games. I am young, so I can learn to think like an Alien.”

Jack’s letter went viral after a family friend posted it on Reddit, and when it eventually reached the space agency, NASA’s director of planetary science division himself engineered a perfect response for Jack on Twitter: “It’s about protecting Earth from tiny microbes when we bring back samples from the Moon, asteroids and Mars. It’s also about protecting other planets and moons from our germs as we responsibly explore the Solar System.”

NASA encouraged Jack and others to study hard and to one day become the real “Guardians of the Galaxy.”

More info: NASA (h/t: demilked)

9-year-old Jack Davis applied for “Planetary Protection Officer” position at NASA

The letter then reached NASA’s director of planetary science division, Dr. James L. Green

And here’s how he replied:

Hopefully, this will encourage Jack and many others to study hard and one day become the real “Guardians of the Galaxy”

Photo by Aaron Sheldon / Getty Images

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John L
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4 years ago

If he works real hard, and makes good grades, he should be the right age for the first Mars Mission. ;D

N G
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4 years ago

I heard they are looking for some oldies to go to mars, i 've posted your details on the NASA website :D

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June Pixeld
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4 years ago

It is awesome that NASA took the time to respond. Kids should be encouraged and inspired because they should go to school knowing that it has an actual use.

Brigitte
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4 years ago

I don't want to be the party pooper here but I'm sure NASA responds to a lot of little boys and girls. This boy's family decided to share it on social media while others don't.

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On The Contrary
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4 years ago

Is it just me, or is "planetary protection officer" the most kickass job title ever?

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John L
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4 years ago

If he works real hard, and makes good grades, he should be the right age for the first Mars Mission. ;D

N G
Community Member
4 years ago

I heard they are looking for some oldies to go to mars, i 've posted your details on the NASA website :D

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June Pixeld
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4 years ago

It is awesome that NASA took the time to respond. Kids should be encouraged and inspired because they should go to school knowing that it has an actual use.

Brigitte
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4 years ago

I don't want to be the party pooper here but I'm sure NASA responds to a lot of little boys and girls. This boy's family decided to share it on social media while others don't.

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On The Contrary
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4 years ago

Is it just me, or is "planetary protection officer" the most kickass job title ever?

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