9-year-old "Guardian of the Galaxy" submits application for NASA job


Jack Davis even penned a handwritten letter to NASA expressing his interest in the job, and his note made its way to the space agency's head honchos.

"I feel like - I am the only one who really wants a job at NASA this young", he said.

Jack signed the letter "Guardian of The Galaxy", and listed some reasons why he thought he'd be a good fit for NASA's new position: He has seen just about every the space and alien movie he can, he's good at video games, and he's young so he has time "to learn to think like an alien".

Green wrote, "I hear you are a "Guardian of the Galaxy" and interested in being a Planetary Protection Officer".

"It's about protecting Earth from tiny microbes when we bring back samples from the Moon, asteroids and Mars", Green wrote in his response, which NASA provided to ABC News.

Candidates must have "advanced knowledge of Planetary Protection", experience overseeing nationally significant space programs and have demonstrated "skills in diplomacy that resulted in win-win solutions during extremely hard and complex multilateral discussion". Instead, it seems that they need somebody to make sure that we don't contaminate the earth with some sort of space plague from another planet. It's also about protecting the other planets and moons from our germs as we responsibly explore the Solar System.

Planetary science director Jim Green responded to Jack with a letter of his own.

In the letter, they congratulated Jack on his interest and offered some extra insights about the job.

He goes on to tell him more about what the role entails, before wishing him luck in school and that he hopes to see him at NASA in the near future.

The letter was mailed to the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, Davis said.

NASA then encouraged him to apply in the future.