Mike Pence Ignores NASA’s ‘Do Not Touch’ Sign, Sends Internet Into Orbit

Vice President Mike Pence apparently couldn’t help himself.

“He wanted his own orb moment.”

He caused concern on Thursday by blatantly ignoring a safety sign during a tour of NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida.

Pence was shown some critical space flight hardware, including a piece covered by a sheet of paper with the instruction “DO NOT TOUCH.” But as this snap by Reuters photographer Mike Brown shows, he totally disregarded the warning:

 

 

 

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