NASA has said they "can't wait" for a six-year-old Late Late Toy Show guest to join their team of "dreamers". 

Adam King appeared on the annual festive extravaganza last night, where he spoke to host Ryan Tubridy about his love for all things intergalactic.

Adam, from Cork, spoke of his dream to one day command a space mission with NASA.

In a tweet this evening, the space agency said: "Adam's kind heart and adventurous spirit inspires us."

Earlier, a former commander of the International Space Station invited Adam to "talk space" with him. 

Commander Chris Hadfield, a Canadian Astronaut who has commanded the ISS, tweeted after the show that "we should talk space together".

Cmdr Hadfield became well-known during his time on the ISS through his use of social media, often posting pictures and video clips on Twitter.

Dr Norah Patten, an Irish aeronautical engineer, also said that she would love to meet Adam and hear all about his love of space.