9-year-old applies to NASA

9-year-old applies to NASA
By Catherine Hardy with NASA
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Jack Davis from New Jersey in the United States, who has sent his application to the organisation


The recent announcement for a position as Planetary Protection Officer with NASA has generated a lot of interest among academics and the general public.

It has also caught the attention of one self-proclaimed “Guardian of the Galaxy”, Jack Davis from New Jersey in the United States, who has sent his application to the organisation.

The inspired nine-year-old says he is particularly suited to the role as his sister already thinks he is an alien.

In return, he received a letter from NASA’s Planetary Science Director, Jim Green, who encouraged him to continue with his interest in science and hopes to see him in the future.

“At NASA, we love to teach kids about space and inspire them to be the next generation of explorers,” Green said. “Think of it as a gravity assist – a boost that may postively and forever change a person’s course in life and our footprint in the universe.”

He also received a phone call from NASA’s Planetary Research Director, Jonathan Rall at NASA Headquarters in Washington, to congratulate him on his interest in the position.
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