Whether it’s sending a man to the moon, sending a rover to Mars, or successfully sending a probe to study Jupiter, NASA is one organization that is doing incredible things. They are home to the brightest minds on the planet and working for NASA is a dream come true for many talented students.
Dexter is a 7-year-old boy who loves science and he also dreams of being an astronaut and working for NASA. In order to prepare himself, he decided to take a piece of paper and write a letter to NASA. What he wrote is priceless and you’ll smile the moment you read it.
A 7-year-old boy named Dexter wrote a letter to NASA wondering how to become an astronaut.
It reads, “Dear NASA, my name is Dexter. I heard that you are sending 2 people to Mars and I would like to come but I’m 7. So I can’t. I would like to come in the future. What do I need to do to become an astronaut? Thank you, Dexter.”
Dexter received a response from NASA and it must have made his day.
It reads, “Dear Dexter: On behalf of NASA, thank you for writing us a letter. NASA wants you to know that your thoughts and ideas to further space exploration are important, and we hope that you will continue to learn all you can about NASA’s space programs, missions, and accomplishments. Just think – in a few years, you could be one of the pioneers that may help lead the world’s activities for better understanding of our earth and for exploring space…” It continues with links to resources to help Dexter learn more about how to become a NASA astronaut.
NASA also sent him several things to inspire him to continue pursuing his interest in science. Here they sent him an image of Mars.
NASA also sent Dexter a high-res image of the Curiosity Rover from the Mars Science Laboratory.
He also received a bunch of other cool swag like stickers and a bookmark.
Dexter couldn’t be happier and we wish him all the best on his journey to becoming an astronaut with NASA when he grows up.
It’s awesome to see kids interested in science because it allows them to be in a career that offers so much. Buzz Aldrin, Neil Armstrong, and Michael Collins are some of the most famous NASA astronauts ever and Dexter could be next!
Please share the special letter a 7-year-old named Dexter wrote to NASA with your friends and family.