Jack Davis is a 9-year-old who, like most of us, were intrigued by NASA’s recent announcement of the hiring of a “Planetary Protection Officer.”
The position, in the most basic of terms, would mean you would be hired to fight aliens. So of course, Jack sent in a letter to NASA inquiring about the position. Jack highlights the alien-themed movies he’s seen, as well as his proficiency in video games as his qualifications! Jack also said, “I may be nine but I think I would be fit for the job. One of the reasons is my sister says I am an alien.”
NASA actually responded, too!
Now they did not say “no,” so the door is definitely open for Jack to find his way as a Planetary Protection Officer. NASA’s Planetary Science Director Jim Green said in a statement, “We love to teach kids about space and inspire them to be the next generation of explorers” which NASA thinks of “as a gravity assist — a boost that may positively and forever change a person’s course in life, and our footprint in the universe.”