[dropcap]N[/dropcap]EW YORK – This post is a colletion of the best facts about the National Aeronautics and Space Administration or NASA that better than anyone knows the answers to the most exciting questions about exploration of space.
– NASA is planning to grow plants on the moon – “If they can thrive, we probably can too.” If the experiment is a success it will be the first time when humans send life to another planetary body.
-NASA have their own special agents who are armed, have arrest authority and can execute search warrants. Special agents are trained in Glynco, Georgia.
-NASA, in fact, did NOT spend millions of dollars producing the space pen while soviet astronauts simply used a pencil. An ordinary ballpoint pen cannot be used in space because ink normally comes out via gravity.
-NASA is developing a new engine that can shorten a Mars mission to days. Being in space for too long means deep radiation exposure and other psychological discomfort for humans.
-NASA has its own radio station they only play alternative rock. A bit of Indy and alternative music could also be listened to.
-A 15-year-old once hacked NASA and caused a 21 day shutdown of their computers. He later hacked the Pentagon, as well. The guy who’s calling himself “c0mrade” became the first young hacker incarcerated for computer crimes.
-NASA will be using virtual reality to give psychological therapy to astronauts who are missing home. NASA is taking care of astranauts’ mental health who need a psychological break while in space more than you and me here on Earth.
-NASA has an armed emergency response team. The team continuously has at least five operators and one leader on duty.