Monday, September 10, 2007

NASA: Space is Fun, Dangerous and Expensive™

And all this science I don't understand.

There's an internal memo that was released by NASA circulating the Internet regarding the space agency's current slogan, "Explore, Discover, Understand." Seems they want something catchier. So far, the suits from DC have come up with "NASA explores for answers that power our future." Mmmm. Just GRABS ya, doesn't it?

A bunch of bloggers have already put on their creative helmets and are trying to help NASA come up with something better. Go there and vote, or submit your own. It ain't an easy assignment. So far, I've come up with "Mars Ain't The Kinda Place to Raise your Kids."

Maybe while you're thinking of a catchy space slogan, you can update that "Atomic Age" logo of theirs, too.

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  • "NASA: We have that whole exploding thing almost worked out.”

    By Blogger Make the logo bigger, at September 10, 2007 at 4:15 PM  

  • If it weren't for NASA, we wouldn't have (or would still be waiting on): medical imaging, velcro, smoke detectors, advanced polymers, satellite dishes, kidney dialysis machines.....the list goes on. I like bringing those things up when people start harping on the uselessness of space exploration. That's not to say the money couldn't be better spent, but, a TON of great things (including LIFE-saving things) come out of the space program and I've been fortunate enough to know of few people working at Johnson Space Center and elsewhere in the halls of NASA....those guys and gals just plain rock.

    By Blogger thompanilla, at September 10, 2007 at 6:52 PM  

  • No doubt NASA has generated valuable spin-off technologies while performing a mission most find fascinating, but the pragmatist in the back of my mind wonders where we could go if those great minds worked on a solution to oil-dependance.

    By Anonymous ouija repairman, at September 11, 2007 at 11:39 AM  

  • That's whay I give them crap, ouija.

    At Epocot here in Orlando, there's a little ride that takes you through a desert landscape wherein NASA scientists are perfecting groing crops in the air, without need for fertile soil.

    Be it oil dependence, food shortages or any other pressing ground-based thing, I'm sure the bright minds of NASA could fix a lot of crap down here before we venture off to Mars.

    That said, that Velcro is mighty cool.

    By Blogger Jetpacks, at September 11, 2007 at 11:53 AM  

  • And Tang. Tang got me through breakfast in the 70s.

    By Blogger Make the logo bigger, at September 11, 2007 at 12:02 PM  

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