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9-Year-Old 'Guardian of the Galaxy' Applies to NASA Job: 'I Can Learn to Think Like an Alien'

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A 9-year-old boy from New Jersey is reaching for the stars.

The fourth-grader and self-proclaimed "Guardian of the Galaxy" Jack Davis, applied to NASA’s job posting for a "planetary protection officer" and sent in an interesting cover letter. 

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“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 movies and alien movies I can see," Jack said in his hand-written letter, which NASA shared in a tweet on Friday.

The right candidate for the position, which pays $124,000 to 187,000, needs to be someone capable of guarding the planet from "microbial contamination from other planets,” according to NASA.

And Jack definitely thinks he has what it takes.

"I have also seen the show Marvel Agents of Shield and hope to see the movie 'Men in Black,'" Jack also wrote. "I am young, so I can learn to think like an alien.”

He also said in the letter that he is good at video games and is a quick learner. 

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

"I hear you are a 'Guardian of the Galaxy' and interested in being a Planetary Protection Officer. That's great!" he wrote. "Our Planetary Protection Officer position is really cool and is very important work. It's about protecting earth from tiny microbes when we bring back samples from the Moon, asteroids and Mars."

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Green added that he hopes Jack will study hard and do well in school.

“We hope to see you here at NASA one of these days,” Green said.

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