“It’s about protecting Earth from tiny microbes when we bring back samples from the Moon, asteroids and Mars. It’s also about protecting other planets and moons from our germs as we responsibly explore the Solar System,” Dr. James L Green, director of NASA’s Planetary Science Division, wrote.
NASA encouraged Jack and others to study hard and to one day become the real “Guardians of the Galaxy.”
NASA’s planetary protection officer is responsible for protecting Earth from extraterrestrial microbes contained in samples brought back from human and robotic space missions to the moon, asteroids or Mars, according to the statement.
Although Davis will have to wait a few years before he can work at NASA, the Liberty Science Center in New Jersey has invited him to be the official kid science advisor at the Jennifer Chalsty Planetarium.