A 9-year-old boy with big dreams has thrown his hat in the ring for a job posting at NASA and gotten a response.
NASA is currently seeking a planetary protection officer (PPO), tasked with preventing biological contamination during missions between planets. The jobs boasts a salary of up to $187,000 per year.
The posting got a lot of attention online, being nicknamed the “Guardian of the Galaxy” position.
It even caught the attention of 9-year-old space fanatic, Jack Davis. He penned a handwritten letter to NASA expressing his interest in the job.
His reasoning as to why he’s a qualified candidate may just convince you that he’s a perfect fit for the job.
“My sister says I’m an alien,” wrote Jack. “Also, I have seen almost all the space and alien movies I can see. I have also seen the show ‘Marvel: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ and hope to see the movie ‘Men in Black.'”
Most importantly, Jack said he’s young and can “learn to think like an alien.”
Jack signed the letter with his name and title, “Guardian of the Galaxy.”
The persuasive letter made its way to the desk of Dr. James L. Green, planetary science director at NASA.
In a response posted to Twitter, Green told Jack, “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!”
Shoot for the stars, Jack!