Boy writes to NASA; NASA writes back
Not many children write letters to government entities, we would think. But a boy's letter to NASA is making waves and softening hearts on the...
Not many children write letters to government entities, we would think. But a boy's letter to NASA is making waves and softening hearts on the Internet today. "Dear NASA," the letter begins. "My name is Dexter I heard that you are sending 2 people to Mars and I would like to come but I'm 7." The handwritten note, in which Dexter asks for advice about becoming an astronaut, got a full response from NASA, along with some stickers and posters. That led Dexter's mother, Katrina Anderson of Britain, to put images of the letters and swag on the web, and to submit a post to Reddit titled, "My 7 year old son wrote to NASA about wanting to be an astronaut and visit Mars, we received his reply this morning." In its letter back to Dexter, NASA told the boy that he could someday be a pioneer, helping to increase what the world understands about Earth and space. The agency closed by saying, "Your interest in NASA is appreciated.