Any cool sounding job gets plenty of applicants. But when it’s extra cool and posted by NASA, you get extra cool applicants.
Jack is 9-years-old and a self-proclaimed “Guardian of the Galaxy” and he’s ready to be NASA’s next Planetary Protection Officer.
— NASA (@NASA) August 4, 2017
As NASA reports, the recent announcement for the position that NASA has had since the 1960s “generated a lot of excitement in the public, as well as comparisons to many sci-fi movie heroes.”
It was the letter from the 4th grader from New Jersey that got NASA’s attention.
Like any good cover letter, Jack expressed his clear interest in the job:
I would like to apply for the planetary protection officer job.
He also lists his qualifications.
I would be a good fit for the job. 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.
And Jack accentuates his potential:
I am young so I can learn to think like an alien.
Jack got a letter back from NASA’s Planetary Science Director Jim Green and 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, NASA said on its website.