NASA Intern Loses Job Over Vulgar Tweet!

August 23, 2018

A hopeful Nasa intern has lost the position before she even started after swearing at a member of Nasa's space council on Twitter. The since-deleted tweet caused thousands to react on the social media platform, eventually bringing the thread to the attention of the US space agency.

"Everyone shut the **** up I got accepted for a Nasa internship," the Twitter user, who goes by the name Naomi H, wrote on Tuesday.

When another user replied, "Language", she responded: "S*** my d*** and b**** I'm working at Nasa."

Unfortunately for her, the person who responded was Homer Hickam, a former Nasa engineer and author who now serves on the organisation that oversees the space agency. NHis response to her profanity-filled tweet simply stated: "And I am on the National Space Council that oversees Nasa." 

Naomi H has since made her tweets protected and changed her bio to: "Taking a break from Twitter for a while."

Mr Hickam also deleted his tweets when the thread began to attract attention, as he claims to have not wanted to get her in trouble with Nasa. He explained his motivations in a blog post, saying that he had no role in her losing the offer of an internship at the space agency. "I do not hire and fire at the agency or have any say on employment whatsoever," Mr Hickam wrote. "As it turned out, it was due to the Nasa hashtag her friends used that called the agency's attention to it long after my comments were gone."