As of late, NASA has plans to hire a planetary protection officer. On the surface it sounds like a job that would require protecting earth from extraterrestrials. However it's more about cleansing foreign organisms.
For one 4th grader from New Jersey, he wasn’t about to sit on the sidelines while someone else stepped up to defend the planet
Jack's letter reads:
Dear NASA, My name is Jack Davis and I would like to apply for the planetary protection officer job. I may be nine but I think I would be 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. I have also seen the show Marvel Agent’s of Shield and hope to see the Men in Black. I am great at video games. I am young so I can learn to think like an Alien.
Sincerely, Jack Davis
Guardian of the Galaxy
Jim Green, NASA’s Planetary Science Director wrote Jack a letter to let him know how much they appreciated his letter.
He even got a call from NASA’s Planetary Research Director, Jonathan Rall to congratulate him.
“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 positively and forever change a person’s course in life, and our footprint in the universe.”