Best Memes From Vice President Mike Pence Touching NASA Equipment Labeled ‘Do Not Touch’
Vice President Mike Pence visited NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida this week. While on his tour of the facilities, the VP saw a piece of equipment in the Orion clean room that he just had to touch. The one problem was that the hardware that Pence touched had a sign directly above it that clearly stated “DO NOT TOUCH” in bold red letters. That moment was caught on camera by Reuters photographer Mike Brown and the pic instantly became a meme.
Pence took a page out of President Donald Trump’s playbook and took a humorous shot at Senator Marco Rubio.
Rubio answered back with his own quip.
The Vice President’s social media team is apparently proficient at PhotoShop.
In the end, NASA said that everything was going to be alright.
“Procedures require the hardware to be cleaned before tiles are bonded to the spacecraft, so touching the surface is okay,” NASA spokesman Bob Jacobs said. “Otherwise, the hardware would have had a protective cover over it like the thermal heat shield, which was nearby.”