A woman found out the hard way that bad things you say on Twitter may backfire, as she lost her chance at a NASA internship.
While there have been some major Twitter changes recently, toxic behavior still prevails in the social media platform. Unfortunately, for the woman, her vulgar language resulted in a lost NASA internship.
Woman's Twitter Language Leads To Lost NASA Internship
A Twitter user who goes by Naomi H expressed her excitement on Twitter over her acceptance as an intern on NASA.
"EVERYONE SHUT THE F*** UP. I GOT ACCEPTED FOR A NASA INTERNSHIP," the woman tweeted. Another Twitter user noted her language, prompting Naomi to issue a sexually vulgar response.
Unfortunately for the woman, the other Twitter user was Homer Hickam, a famed former NASA engineer and a current National Space Council member.
Not long after the exchange, Naomi was informed by NASA that her internship was being revoked. Hickam, however, shot down the speculation that he was the one that triggered the withdrawal of the offer.
Hickam confirmed that the Twitter exchange took place, as Naomi's Twitter account is now set to private. The former NASA engineer explained that he was informed on the social media platform that somebody being accepted into NASA was using the F-word in a tweet.
According to Hickam, he was not offended by the word, but he thought that the person may get in trouble if NASA saw it, so he took notice of it. Hickam later found out that Naomi lost her NASA internship.
Hickam said that the woman reached out to him to apologize, which he accepted, and sent one back in return. After taking a look at Naomi's resume, Hickam believes that she does deserve a spot in the aerospace industry, and is now helping her secure a position that will even be better than a NASA internship.
What's Happening At NASA?
While hope remains for Naomi, NASA is dealing with other major things in space.
NASA and a group of scientists recently found the first evidence of solid ice on the Moon, particularly on its poles. The discovery is expected to lead to further studies on the presence of ice on the Moon's poles, and the role that it plays on the Earth's satellite.
Meanwhile, NASA is growing more worried over the silence of the Opportunity rover, which is currently stuck in the middle of a Martian dust storm. While there remains hope that Opportunity will still be able to wake up once the dust storm subsides, there is a possibility that it sustained too much damage to continue its mission on Mars.