In case you missed it, NASA's officially on the hunt for Earth's mightiest hero.
They've released a job listing for a new role called Planetary Protection Officer. Daily tasks would include protecting our planet from alien invaders.
As you can imagine, once news of this exciting new job broke, space-obsessed applicants flooded NASA with submission. None stood out quite as much, though, as this letter from...a 9-year-old?!
Whether they've been inspired by valid research or the slew of alien-centered storylines presently weaving their ways through Marvel and DC properties, NASA is on the hunt for our planet's next superhero.
via: ShutterstockTheir Planetary Protection Officer would, in the event of an alien invasion, defend the Earth from takeover at all cost. And also get paid a six-figure salary. But we digress...
Sound like a super sweet job? Well, get in line!
via: ShutterstockAll sorts of alien-obsessed applicants have already started throwing their hats into the ring. Make over 100K a year to obsess over aliens and also potentially one day become Earth's mightiest hero? Sign us up!
Still, no application has yet come close to the following letter, submitted by fourth grader Jack Davis...Reddit it went. In no time, other Redditors swarmed the post, completely on board with Jack's argument for why he should indeed be NASA's next Planetary Protector.
I mean, the kid's got clever points!
Some folks even started relinquishing their own futile attempts at landing the job, recognizing Jake as a worthy opponent.
One commenter offered the thread this lovely memory of when they too wrote to NASA...
We sure hope NASA responds to Jack's letter.
Four years ago, another little boy wrote a letter to NASA, and NASA wrote back!
NASA employees even found the Reddit thread about Dexter's letter and started commenting.