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Guardian of the Galaxy: Little boy writes adorable job letter to NASA

Guardian of the Galaxy: Little boy writes adorable job letter to NASA
Image of the letter wrote by a 9-year-old Jack Davis to NASA for the role of planetary protection officer.

A 9-year-old boy has written an adorable job letter for the post of “planetary protection officer” to NASA hoping to defend planet Earth from aliens.

Jack Davis – a fourth-grader – wrote the letter to the US space agency classifying himself as ‘Guardian of the Galaxy’, following NASA’s announcement for the post.

The little boy do believe that his age could be an obstacle for such a big post, but also thinks he is fit for it as his sister says “he is an alien”, and since he is “young”, he “can learn to think like an alien”.

The full text of Davis’s letter, which NASA shared, reads:

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”

Jack Davis’s job letter to NASA (left); NASA’s reply to his letter (right) (photo: NASA)

In response to his application, Jonathan Rall – NASA’s planetary research director – appreciated Davis’s interest in the position and wrote him a letter, which reads:

Dear Jack,

I hear you are a ‘Guardian of the Galaxy’ and that you’re interested in being a NASA Plantary Protection Officer. That’s great!

Our Plantary Protection Officer position is really cool and is very important work. It’s about protecting Earth from tiny microbes when we bring back samples from the Moon, asteroids and Mars. It’s also about protecting other planets and moons from our germs as we responsibly explore the Solar System.

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!


Dr. James L. Green

Director, Planetary Science Division”