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Originally posted by dampnickers
To think that NASA spends billions of dollars a year on its work, you'd think they could come up with something a lot less cheesy than these posters.
As already suggested, I saw these posters and immediately felt embarrased looking at them. It's like a bad prank, that doesn't look too clever at all.
Worse still, is that for all the time that has been spent creating these, it is time wasted that could have been better spent securing funding to get those vital missions accomplished, that we have now been told won't happen due to "budget cuts".
The simple answer here is cut the budget to the department coming up with these posters, and get them to put some serious effort into getting real work accomplished.
I don't think for one minute that we should expect NASA staff not to have a sense of humour about their sometimes dangerous work, but it does seem that too much time is wasted on messing about and having a laugh, that we are still stuck (officially at least) in near earth orbit and not really exploring the stars.
Which makes me think that perhaps these posters are something of an in-joke. Perhaps we are really exploring the stars, and this is some pranksters way of saying that what we see up front isn't always what is going on behind the scenes...