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9-Year-Old Applies To Be NASA’s ‘Planetary Protection Officer’

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TRENTON, N.J. (CBSMiami/AP) — A 9-year-old boy from New Jersey who describes himself as a “Guardian of the Galaxy” hopes to soon call himself a “Planetary Protection Officer” with NASA – a real-life job.

NASA says it received an application for the position from fourth-grader Jack Davis, who touted his expertise in space-themed movies. In a letter the agency posted online , Jack acknowledged his youth, but says that will make it easier for him to think like an alien.

2222 9 Year Old Applies To Be NASAs Planetary Protection Officer

Jack received a letter and a phone call from NASA officials thanking him for his interest. (Source: NASA.gov)

Jack received a letter and a phone call from NASA officials thanking him for his interest and encouraging him to study hard so he can one day join them at the agency.

NASA says the job might not quite live up to its thrilling title, but is important in preventing microbial contamination of Earth and other planets.

(© Copyright 2017 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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