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‘Think like an alien’: 9-year-old tells NASA why he should be hired to protect the planet

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A 9-year-old sent an adorable letter to NASA to apply for a job as a planetary protection officer, explaining that he has “seen almost all the space and alien movies.”

The self-titled “Guardian of the Galaxy” thought he had the reasoning skills and video game background necessary to work for NASA. Among other qualifications, he had seen the “Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” TV show.

“I may be nine but I think I would be fit for the job,” 9-year-old Jack Davis wrote. “One of the reasons is my sister says I am an alien.” Jack thought his age could be a benefit since “I am young, so I can learn to think like an alien.”

On Tuesday’s “The Morning Blaze with Doc Thompson,” the guys looked at NASA’s “planetary protection” job description and debated whether or not they could qualify. Kal Elsebai thought he should apply because of “all of my Star Wars knowledge.”

NASA recently posted a job listing seeking a “planetary protection officer” who could make as much as $187,000 a year. While it sounds like intergalactic warfare, planet protection actually involves making sure that samples brought back from space don’t contain contaminants that could harm life on Earth.

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