DO You Know? | 2019-01-10


DO You Know?

10 January, 2019 12:00 AM printer

•    Just in case life is found on some other planet, NASA actually has an ‘Office of Planetary Protection’.

•    NASA was sued by three men from Yemen for trespassing on Mars. They claimed that they had inherited the planet from their ancestors thousands of years ago.

•    In 2006 NASA admitted to having accidentally recorded over the original tapes of the moon landing. Fortunately NASA wasn't the only group recording.

•    Bill Nye, the Science Guy, originally wanted to be an astronaut, but NASA kept rejecting him.

•    NASA will pay you to lay in bed for months at a time so that they can study the effects of prolonged weightlessness.

•    In 1991 NASA discovered a small body near Earth that is now listed in their Astrophysics Data System as a possible alien probe.

•    As part of its staff training, NASA shows the movie Armageddon and asks the trainees to identify as many scientific inaccuracies as they can.

•    In 2006, NASA scientists discovered a strange noise in deep space that was several times louder than anything they would expect. To this day they do not know what it was and it has been dubbed the "Space Roar".

•    To be officially considered an astronaut by NASA you must travel at least 50 miles above the surface of the Earth.