This 9-Year-Old Applied For A Position At NASA. The Reply From NASA Is Every Single Child’s Dream

Growing up, most of us would have nursed a dream to join space companies like NASA. However, not all of us pursue this dream. And none of us might have even thought of filling in a job application for NASA. For those of you who aren’t aware, NASA recently announced a job opening for “Planetary Protection Officer,” looking for the people with advanced degrees and experience of interplanetary missions.

A Unique Application

NASA received an application from a fourth grader, Jack Davis for the position of planetary protection officer, which had a pay scale of $187,000. The key job responsibilities of the job included protecting the outside world from the germs on the launched spacecraft and vice versa protecting our planet from the microbes brought in by our astronauts from space.



Davis went out of his way to show that you can achieve your dreams if you channel your efforts along the right path. The letter shows his determination in exploring all possibilities.

The Letter read as the following :

“Dear NASA,


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 movies 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 vidieo [sic] games. I am young, so I can learn to think like an alien.


Jack Davis
Guardian of the Galaxy
Fourth Grade”


NASA’s Reciprocation

But, NASA just did not reply to the child, they went a step ahead with their gesture. NASA went on to post Davis letter in a press release. NASA always attempts to create and spread awareness about the space in young minds. So, they sent out the below letter to cultivate a learning interest to boost a sense of planetary protection in Davis mind.


Research Director

After sending out this letter to Davis, the planetary research director at the space agency, Jonathan Rall, personally called to congratulate him on his interest in space.

The press release reads, “Although the Planetary Protection Officer position may not be in real-life what the title conjures up, it does play an important role in promoting the responsible exploration of our solar system by preventing microbial contamination of other planets and our own.”



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