An ambitious nine-year-old boy has penned a letter to Nasa applying to become the space agency’s Planetary Protection Officer.
The fourth grader from New Jersey said he was suitable as “my sister says I am an alien”, he added: “I am so young, so I can learn to think like an alien.”
The letter in full:
My name is Jack Davis and I would like to apply for the planetary protection officer job. 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, also I have seen almost all the space 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 young so can learn to think like an alien.
He signed off the letter with “Jack Davis, Guardian of the Galaxy.”
Nasa’s Planetary Science Director Jim Green replied: “At NASA, we love to teach kids about space and inspire them to be the next generation of explorers.
“Think of it as a gravity assist – a boost that may positively and forever change a person’s course in life, and our footprint in the universe.”