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The difference between NASA and NSA

posted at 7:49 am on July 22, 2013 by

Q: A US government agency just released this photo of Earth, taken above the rings of Saturn, 900 million miles away (via Instapundit).  Was it NASA or the NSA?

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A: NASA.  If it was the NSA, we’d be able to read license plates.

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If it was the NSA, we’d be able to read license plates.

…and the emails too, don’t forget those.

ted c on July 22, 2013 at 7:59 AM

If it were the NSA, it would have been tracking millions of planets since 9/11, but never reporting back any useful data.

DarthBrooks on July 22, 2013 at 8:14 AM

A: NASA. If it was the NSA, we’d be able to read license plates.

*RIMSHOT*

BigGator5 on July 22, 2013 at 8:42 AM

Looks photoshopped. Are we to believe any old thing government agencies tell us now? Don’t think so.

ExpressoBold on July 22, 2013 at 8:54 AM

Wow. I didn’t realize how far out that Muslim outreach went.

Dr. Frank Enstine on July 22, 2013 at 9:17 AM

Dr. Frank Enstine on July 22, 2013 at 9:17 AM

Sorry, not in this case.

Cassini predates the 0bama/NASA muslim outreach.

cozmo on July 22, 2013 at 9:22 AM

Beautiful! This is why out of anything government; the only agency that I like is NASA. They invest in new technologies and work with the private sector. No welfare, spying, phone tapping, cumbersome regulations and excessive bureacracy in sight.

ZachV on July 22, 2013 at 10:21 AM

Beautiful! This is why out of anything government; the only agency that I like is NASA. They invest in new technologies and work with the private sector. No welfare, spying, phone tapping, cumbersome regulations and excessive bureacracy in sight.

ZachV on July 22, 2013 at 10:21 AM

IIRC Most of NASA’s disasters were primarily caused by bureaucrats & regulations.
However, the working geeks try not to let them get in the way too much.

AesopFan on July 22, 2013 at 10:39 AM

The difference between NASA and NSA

Well the way I understand it is that NASA’s primary mission is to perform outreach to the Muslim community. NSA’s job is to spy on Americans and identify those of us who don’t support The Won.

Oldnuke on July 22, 2013 at 11:37 AM

The difference between NASA and NSA

is that the NSA has a huge budget to accomplish 1/2% of 1% of their mission (catching bad actors) while 99% is domestic database filling.

Whereas NASA has a relatively small budget to accomplish real physical missions, where if even 0.001% error creeps in the entire mission might be at risk.

No way the NSA works within that type of tolerance on funding or errors.

Difficultas_Est_Imperium on July 22, 2013 at 12:07 PM

The letter “A”?

portlandon on July 22, 2013 at 1:18 PM