Last week we reported that NASA was advertising a job vacancy for Planetary Protection Officer and it took the internet by storm. This week it seems to continue to go viral thanks to a 9-year-old boy.
Jack Davis was amongst the first to apply for the role at NASA with the most adorable letter of application. which can be seen below:
“My name is Jack Davis and I would like to apply for the planetary protection officer job.
I may be nine but 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 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 video games.
I am young, so I can learn to think like an Alien.
Guardian of the Galaxy
Of course, such an awesome application got a reply from Dr. James L Green, the director of NASA’s planetary science division:
I hear you are a ‘Guardian of the Galaxy’ and that you’re interested in being a NASA Planetary Protection Officer. That’s great!
Our Planetary Protection Officer position is really cool and is very important work. 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.
We are always looking for bright future scientists and engineers to help us, so I hope you will study hard and do well in school. We hope to see you here at NASA one of these days!
Dr. James L. Green
Director, Planetary Science Division
So NASA might be looking forward to working with Jack in the future but for now, the vacancy is still open but time to apply is running out.