NASA Uses An ‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’ Quote to Hype Up Moon-Landers

NASA quoted one of our country’s greatest patriots to get us excited for the next moon landing
NASA Uses An ‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’ Quote to Hype Up Moon-Landers

Of all the Charlie Kelly quotes that could apply to NASA’s next mission, I’m a little disappointed that they’re not giving serious thought to his theories on stars.

Next year, the space agency’s Artemis program is scheduled to send its first crewed mission into space with Artemis 2, in which four astronauts will perform a “flyby” of the moon, circling it and returning to Earth in the first American space mission outside of low Earth orbit since Apollo 17 all the way back in 1972. The goal of the Artemis program is to later make the first lunar landing since Apollo 17 and, eventually, establish a permanent base on the moon in order to facilitate future human missions to Mars. 

As the brave astronauts of the Artemis program continue to train in preparation for their outer space exploration, they would be wise to heed the wisdom of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia — after all, science is a liar sometimes.

Earlier this week, the official NASA Artemis Instagram page posted a picture of astronauts Kate Rubins and Andre Douglas as they practiced planting the American flag in full space suits, and, as is fitting for the courageous scientists and explorers looking to recreate an iconic moment in American history, they borrowed a beautiful piece of prose from one of our country’s greatest poets and patriots: “Rock, flag and eagle.”

Now that we know NASA is full of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia fans, we have some questions. First, was the name for this program chosen to honor somebody who wanted to blast nips as much as NASA wants to blast off? Also, with their access to top-secret government technologies, are any of these stupid science bitches able to make Charlie more smarter? And, finally, we just have to inquire about the selection process for the crew of these missions and wonder why the field of candidates seemingly skipped over talent from Philadelphia.

Both the upcoming Artemis 2 and, later, the Artemis 3 landing mission will be manned by crews of four astronauts, but, really, why couldn't they make room for a fifth? Charlie and Frank already share a bed, Id bet theyd be able to split a space suit.


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