NASA Responds to 9-Year-Old Job Applicant

He wanted to be the planetary protection officer
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 7, 2017 7:27 PM CDT

(Newser) – NASA is hiring for a planetary protection officer, which sounded like the ideal job to a 9-year-old Guardians of the Galaxy fan. Upon learning of the organization's recent job posting, New Jersey fourth-grader Jack Davis submitted his application, explaining that he'd be perfect for the job because "I have seen almost all the space and alien movies I can see." Though he lacks the qualifications required for the position (including an advanced degree in science, engineering, or math), NASA still responded to Davis' application, Michigan Live reports.

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"At NASA, we love to teach kids about space and inspire them to be the next generation of explorers," reads a letter from NASA's Planetary Science Director Jim Green to Davis. The 9-year-old also got a phone call from NASA's planetary research director. Read more about the job here, or check out Davis' letter and the response from Green at MLive. (Read more NASA stories.)

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