This Adorable 7-Year-Old Received Some Advice From NASA On Becoming An Astronaut

This Adorable 7-Year-Old Received Some Advice From NASA On Becoming An Astronaut
World
Like Us On Facebook
Like Us On Facebook

A seven-year-old boy from England wrote a letter to NASA asking to go to Mars and was elated to receive a heartfelt response that encouraged him to pursue his dreams of becoming an astronaut.

According to Daily Mail, the handwritten letter from Dexter Anderson reads “Dear NASA, My name is Dexter I heard that you are sending two people to Mars and I would like to come but I’m 7.”

After adding that he dreams of going to Mars when he is older, the boy then asks NASA for any advice about how to reach his goal.

NASA’s reply told Dexter that as long as he excels in math and science, he will most definitely have the opportunity to explore the red planet when he is older. They sent him a list of websites to go on for more information about becoming an astronaut in addition to a set of posters and stickers.

“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,” the letter read.

It closed by saying “Your interest in NASA is appreciated. NASA wishes you every success in earning good school grades and encourages you to keep reaching for the stars!”

Dexter’s mother, Katrina posted both letters on Reddit and they quickly achieved viral status.

“His initial reaction was shock,” Katrina told the Huffington Post. “He couldn’t believe he got a package that big from NASA, honestly I thought he’d only get a letter at best.”

“Then he excitedly tore open the letter somewhat carefully and read the letter out loud. He then looked at the pictures then put them in his room for safe keeping. He loves science and maths and after visiting the Kennedy Space Centre last year his interest has known no bounds!”

NASA’s Office of Public Inquiries responds to hundreds of thousands of letters a year. But NASA Press Secretary Lauren Worley told Mashable that the letters they enjoy responding to most come from young, aspiring space explorers.

“NASA is working to send humans farther into space than ever before, first to an asteroid and on to Mars. Perhaps one of these young writers will be among the first astronauts to set foot on another planet,” Worley said.

article-2358775-1AB8FB90000005DC-159_306x437
article-2358775-1AB8FB94000005DC-462_634x735

Via IMGUR

Share Tweet
React
Like Us On Facebook
Like Us On Facebook

Sean Levinson

Sean Levinson loves writing almost as much as he loves ranting about politics. Elite Daily lets him do both, and he couldn't be happier now that he's finally putting his years at SUNY New Paltz to good use. When he's not writing, Sean enjoys nature excursions, playing the guitar and the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Look for him on "Real Time with Bill Maher," where he regularly appears in his most precious fantasies.

More In World

World Sean Levinson

Men In Pakistan Make Curry Using Over 100 Dead Bodies They Dug Up

Pakistan has decided that 2014 is probably a good time to officially declare cannibalism a crime. The two proposed laws were inspired by brothers Mohammad Arif Ali, 35, and Mohammad Farman Ali, 30, who were found last April to have dug up over 100 dead bodies from a local graveyard to feast upon. Residents of […]

World John Haltiwanger

4 Reasons Why You Won’t Catch Ebola On The Subway

Ebola has now arrived in New York City, which has prompted fears about the potential of the disease to spread across the city. It’s understandable that this news would be frightening to people. After all, New York is the most populous city in the country, and Ebola is a foreign disease with no cure. Not […]

World Sean Levinson

High School Shooting In Washington Leaves Two Dead And Four Injured

A high school student fatally shot himself and one other student at a Washington school just north of Seattle this morning. Up to four others were injured, all of whom are students. Shots were reported to have been fired at Marysville-Pilchuck High School at around 10:45 am. The Seattle Times reports that the shooter, believed […]

World Sean Levinson

Cellist Eerily Plays A Duet With Her Own Brainwaves (Video)

Chicago Symphony Orchestra cellist Katinka Kleijn has composed a duet combining her cello with the sound her brainwaves make. She did this by way of an EPOC Neuroheadset, an electroencephalography (EEG) device containing 14 sensors that records the speed, volume and depth of her brain activity, the Chicago Reader reports. Sound engineer Ryan Ingebritsen and […]

World Emily Arata

You Can Now Buy A $2,000 UGG Rug That’s As Cozy As It Is Ridiculous

If you’re in the market for a new rug, look no further than UGG’s just-introduced home collection. The selection of luxury furnishings includes a $2,000 Classic Leather-Bound Rug made from “sumptuous” wool. In case the price doesn’t throw you off, the rug’s fine print mentions it can’t be exposed to sunlight or washed. Instead, this […]

Also On Elite

Politics

The Short And Long Reasons Why Millennials Hate Politics

It’s no secret that Millennials appear disinterested in politics today, especially in the United States. In fact, a recent Pew study concluded that Millennials aren’t fans of political parties, with half of Millennials describing themselves as politically independent. Here’s why: Long Version Politics has become an old boys’ club and there isn’t much room for younger generations […]

World

College Students Pay It Forward By Tipping Pizza Delivery Guy $1,300

Anyone who has ever worked in the service industry knows that tips are extremely important; they’re basically what you live off. So, the lucky Domino’s delivery guy who scored a $1,300 tip must have been pretty stoked to have been on pizza duty that day. James Gilpin delivered a pizza to a prayer group at […]

World

Guy Gives CPR To A Bird And Miraculously Saves Its Life (Video)

Animal lovers will agree that all animals are important, not just the cute, fluffy, cuddly ones. The guy in this video understands. He found a little bird that, for some reason, couldn’t breathe. Using standard CPR techniques, including blowing into the bird’s beak and pushing lightly on its chest, the man revives his feathered friend. Commenters […]

Life

11 Reasons Why A Startup Is More Fulfilling Than Corporate America

Once you graduate, as I’m sure you’ve been told, the “real world”  finally begins… whatever that means. You’ll be forced to find work and once you find work, you’ll be forced to make a name for yourself. The next question you have to ask yourself is where do you want to find work, and what kind […]