Kids are the building blocks of our future and motivating them always pays off. The team at NASA recently posted a job opening for a “Planetary Protection Officer,” and they expected applications from top physicists, mathematicians, and engineers — But, definitely not from a 9-year-old!
9-year-old Jack Davis from New Jersey, a self-proclaimed “Guardian of the Galaxy,” found the job description, and sent a hand written letter to NASA. He was intrigued by the job description because parts of it read like something out of a science fiction novel. Davis wrote, “I may be 9 but I think I would be fit for the job, I am young so I can learn to think like an alien.”
A very interesting handwritten job application by the 4th grader to NASA. At times children can be more creative and assertive than adults.
Jack Davis with his parents and sister
But the unexpected thing happened when NASA’s Planetary Research Director, Jonathan Rall, called Davis and congratulated him. and Also, James Green who is the director of the Planetary Sciences Division at NASA responded to the fourth-grader by sending him a letter. Green wrote, “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.”
NASA’s encouraging reply to the 4th grader
NASA’s this gesture is really an example as to how we all should motivate our kids and never crush their dreams.