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Mike Pence Ignores NASA Warning Sign, Internet Responds Admirably

As he stands in front of a machine labelled "critical space hardware" that clearly states "do not touch" the U.S. vice president stretches his hand across the equipment with gusto. "Take that, NASA".
VP Mike Pence tours KSC

Oh internet, you’ve done it again. This time, to Vice President Mike Pence.

This humorous photo of Vice President Mike Pence blatantly disregarding a NASA warning sign is the best thing we’ve seen all week. As he stands in front of a machine labelled “critical space hardware” that clearly states “do not touch” the U.S. vice president stretches his hand across the equipment with gusto. “Take that, NASA”.

Since then, Reddit users have had a tonne of fun with this image. This thread contains hundreds of submissions to be photoshopped, and here are some of our favorites.

Rub mah bell

Pence was visiting NASA as part of the ceremony to re-establish the National Space Council a body that previously existed from 1989-1993. The re-establishment of the council should help further advance the U.S. space program according to NASA Administrator Robert Lightfoot:

“The establishment of the council is another demonstration of the Trump Administration’s deep interest in our work, and a testament to the importance of space exploration to our economy, our nation, and the planet as a whole.”

VP Mike Pence tours KSC
Vice President Mike Pence, right, gets a tour of the Orion clean room with Sen. Marco Rubio, left, by Bob Cabana, Director Kennedy Space Center, center, Thursday, July 6, 2017. (Red Huber/Orlando Sentinel/TNS via Getty Images)
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