If you haven’t heard, NASA is looking for someone to fill the role of “planetary protection officer” (you know, to keep the Earth safe and stuff — no biggie), and a 9-year-old boy named Jack Davis has put in a pretty convincing argument that he’s the best man for the job.
“I may be nine but I think I would be fit for the job,” the fourth grader says in the letter that was recently posted on Reddit. “One of the reasons is my sister says I am an alien also.”
“I have seen almost all the space and alien movies I can see,” he continues. “I am young, so I can learn to think like an Alien.”
According to NASA’s job description, the position involves keeping any alien materials from contaminating Earth; and vice versa (making sure we don’t contaminate other planets or space objects), among other things. The pay is $124,406 to $187,000.
All that said, we bet Jack (who is a “Guardian of the Galaxy,” after all) would do just fine.
photo: millamber via Reddit
After Jack’s post went viral online, the staff at New York’s Liberty Science Center was so inspired that they decided to offer him a job as the “official kid science advisor” for the center’s new planetarium, which will be the largest in the Western Hemisphere when it opens in a few months. Of course, first they have to find track Jack down, so the science center sent its “offer letter” to media outlets including Red Tricycle in an attempt to find the fourth-grader.
“I know you want to work at NASA, but we have a great opportunity for you right here at Liberty Science Center,” Liberty Science Center’s president and CEO Paul Hoffman said in the letter. “It’s going to be awesome. The perfect place for a “Guardian of the Galaxy” like you! Give me a call and we can work this out.”
Hoffman also posted the below Youtube video, “A message for Jack Davis,” to appeal to the young NASA-applicant. We hope he sees it!
Are you up for the job? Know someone who is? Tell us in the comments below.