Student of fourth grade applies for life guardian in NASA

Saturday 05 August 2017 3 months ago 93   New York   Print

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Report  Web Desk : NEW YORK: NASA search for its next real-life guardian of the planet attracted the attention of a fourth-grader who sent in an application as a job aspirant. The space agency had begun looking for its new planetary protection officer this week. According to NASA, the job would require someone capable of guarding the planet from "microbial contamination from other planets." Quick to answer the call was a “Guardian of the Galaxy”. Jack Davis wrote a handwritten letter to apply for the most sought after job. "I may be nine but I think I would be a fit for the job," the letter read. He went on to list his interstellar work experience. "I have seen almost all the space and alien movies I can see," the 9-year-old explained. "I have also seen the show Marvel Agents of Shield and hope to see the movie Men in Black." While he may be young, there’s nothing quite like the ability to learn quickly and apply new concepts. "I m great at video games," he said. "I am young, so I can learn to think like an Alien." NASA replied to the letter. Jack even got a phone call from Planetary Research Director Jonathan Rall. In the letter, they congratulated Jack on his interest and offered some extra insights about the job. "It’s about protecting Earth from tiny microbes when we bring back samples from the Moon, asteroids and Mars. It’s also about protecting other planets and moons from our germs as we responsibly explore the Solar System," wrote James L. Green, director of NASA’s planetary science division. "We are always looking for bright future scientists and engineers to help us, so I hope you will study hard and do well in school," Green said. The protection officer’s slot is currently taken by Catharine Conley, who according to International media, is listed as NASA’s current planetary protection officer. 02