9-Year-Old Applies to Be NASA's Planetary Protection Officer

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When US space agency NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) offered the opening of a "Planetary Protection Officer" vacancy, hardly they know it would cross the age limitations and get a zealous letter from a 9-year old kid.

Earlier this week, Recruiter reported about the space agency's recruitment drive for the rather unusual role of defending the Earth from alien life. Davis responded with a letter saying why he thought he would be a good candidate. Considering himself a Guardian of the Galaxy, Jack Davis asserted that despite his young age, he is fit for the job. "One of the reasons is my sister says I am an alien".

He said he had seen the show Marvel's Agents of Shield and hoped to see Men in Black in the future.

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This young space enthusiast also received a call from Jonathan Rall, NASA's planetary research director "to congratulate him on his interest in the position", the press release added.

"My sister says I am an alien also", Jack wrote in the hand-written letter dated August 3.

"I hear you are a Guardian of the Galaxy", he began. "Our planetary protection officer position is really cool and is very important work".

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