9-year-old makes plea for NASA job

A 9-year-old alien enthusiast from New Jersey sent a handwritten letter to NASA asking to be considered for a job working with astronauts.
1:20 | 08/19/17

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Nasa posted a job on their website, planetary protection officer. This person would sound the alarm in case of alien bacteria invading the Earth. ABC's Gloria Riviera tell us about the fourth grader who applied and the job he just landed. Reporter: In so many ways 9-year-old jack Davis thought he was perfect for that nasa job as planetary protection officer. I have seen almost all the space and alien movies I can see. Reporter: Arguing in his application letter. I am great at video games and I am young so I can learn to think like an alien. Liftoff -- Reporter: Nasa didn't hire him. He's too young, but someone else did. This week, jack reported to the liberty science center in new Jersey. Their very first kid science adviser. This is jack, he's our newest addition to the liberty science center team. Welcome. You're a star. We hired the right person. Reporter: Jack's initial reaction? Yeah! Reporter: And his dad? I'm just going to ride his coattails from now on, I'm going to retire early. Reporter: Jack's job is starting with a seminal space event, the solar eclipse. Not a bad first week on the job for a little boy with a mission to be. The guy who walks in space. Reporter: Seems like he has all the right stuff. Thanks so much for watching.

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