NASA replies to the nine-year-old who wants to be ‘Guardian of the Galaxy’
NASA’s Planetary Research director Dr James L Green called young Davis on phone, congratulating him for showing interest for the job.world Updated: Aug 06, 2017 21:15 IST
Remember the nine-year-old kid, a self-proclaimed ‘Guardian of the Galaxy’, who applied for a job with NASA to protect the Earth from aliens?
Jack Davis won hearts on the Internet with his letter to the American space agency. Now, the New Jersey boy has gotten a reply.
NASA’s Planetary Research director Dr James L Green called young Davis on phone, congratulating him for showing interest for the job.
“At NASA, we love to teach kids about space and inspire them to be the next generation of explorers,” Green said, in an official statement posted on NASA’s website.
“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.”
In the letter to Davis, Green asks him to “study hard and do well in school” so later he can apply at the agency with better scope.
NASA, the US space agency, generated much chatter on the internet as the job description did the rounds. The agency is looking for a Planetary Protection Officer who can keep contamination from space on Earth, or the other way around, to an absolute minimum.
Young Davis was among the many who sent in their resumes. His was a handwritten letter that showed his eagerness.
The nine-year-old insisted that since his sister calls him an alien and that he has seen “almost all the space and alien movies”, he is ready to be the Planetary Protection Officer.
The letter was uploaded on Reddit, a social media platform, by a user called ‘millamber’ and it gained much positive attention on internet.
The Guardian of the Galaxy is an American science fiction movie based on space adventure.
First Published: Aug 06, 2017 12:54 IST