VP Mike Pence Touches NASA Equipment Labelled ‘DO NOT TOUCH,’ And The Internet Goes Bananas With Memes

Apparently, Donald Trump isn’t the only one who has a problem keeping his hand to himself. A photo is making the rounds on the internet of Vice President Mike Pence touching NASA equipment labelled, “DO NOT TOUCH.”

Pence visited NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. This is where the touching fiasco begins. During this week’s visit, Reuters photographer Mike Brown snapped a photo of Pence putting his hand on equipment that specifically instructs people not to touch. But bad boy Mike thought otherwise and, as a result, a meme was born.

C'mon dude, really? pic.twitter.com/SqZZ43exxl

— Mike Rundle (@flyosity) July 7, 2017

Pence really had his hand on some cake…


— Tony Shaw 📚 (@Maynardgcrabbs) July 7, 2017

This was a star-defining moment…

i couldn't help myself. pic.twitter.com/AxdVtF9HIP

— Citrine (@Melangetic) July 7, 2017

No means no, Mr. Vice President…

we are all thinking the same as critical-space-flight-hardware i think. pic.twitter.com/tbNDOIaAeD

— 'ingie (@yngling) July 7, 2017

Give me whatever he’s been smoking….


— Rapacitor (@RaPaCiToR13) July 7, 2017

Hands off the scientific equipment!


— Samantha Reyes (@samtayrey) July 7, 2017

STOP! Pence Time!

U can't touch th—HEY WHAT THE HELL MIKE pic.twitter.com/PQluMoc0YW

— Peter Durfee (@Durf) July 7, 2017

After the smoke settled, only memes remained! Mike Pence even got it in on the fun, as he took aim at “Little” Marco Rubio…

Sorry @NASA@MarcoRubio dared me to do it! pic.twitter.com/qIYtKOPyFh

— Vice President Mike Pence (@VP) July 7, 2017

Marco fired back with his own unfunny response…

In fairness, I warned @VP that "you break it, you own it" https://t.co/X5ROcnDVCd

— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) July 7, 2017

Alright. Alright. It looks like Pence has been down with dank memes all along…

Okay…so this isn't exactly the first time this has happened. pic.twitter.com/6Y7b3UlJXe

— Vice President Mike Pence (@VP) July 7, 2017

And hey, it looks like NASA was completely fine with Pence touching the equipment in the first place. According to their statement, they were even honored by his visit. Pence and NASA are like super cool, bro.

It was OK to touch the surface. Those are just day-to-day reminder signs. We were going to clean it anyway. It was an honor to host you! https://t.co/gu8zxknsJv

— NASA (@NASA) July 7, 2017

“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.”

Pence and NASA are totally tight.

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