NASA, the most prestigious institution in the world. Here we are sharing some amazing and interesting fun facts about NASA.
- NASA is currently working on the development of a Star Trek style warp drive that could get astronauts to Alpha Centauri (second nearest star to the sun) in just 2 weeks.
- A poll conducted in 1997 revealed that Americans thought NASA’s funding accounted for 20% of the federal budget. In fact, NASA has received one cent or less per every tax dollar since 1975. At present, they receive $.005 cents per dollar.
- NASA often shows the Hollywood movie “Armageddon” as part of its management training program and then asks its new staff to identify as many scientific inaccuracies as they can. There are at least 168 of them.
- It is a myth that NASA spent millions of dollars producing the space pen while soviet astronauts simply used a pencil.
- NASA will text you whenever the International Space Station passes overhead.
- The Vehicle Assembly Building is so big that it has its own weather. If it weren’t for one of the world’s most massive air conditioning systems, the Florida humidity would cause rain clouds to form near the ceiling.
- NASA was sued by three men from Yemen for trespassing on Mars. They claimed that they had inherited the planet from their ancestor’s thousands of years ago.
- NASA will pay you to lay in bed for months at a time so they can study the effects of prolonged weightlessness