A Power Higher than NASA?

In honor of Neil Armstrong's memorial service today.

I clearly remember the early efforts of the U.S. space program and the many orbital flights where NASA learned to do things like rendezvous, dock, space walk, and the other things they needed to figure out before taking the big step of going to the moon.

During that time, my mother loved to tell a joke that I've never heard anyone else tell, or seen online.

It seems that after breaking Earth's orbit, a crew of astronauts sailing into the heavens had the ultimate experience: they met God!

Well, the news of the meeting certainly caused quite a stir back home. Once they landed they were inundated by reporters -- not to mention theologians -- wanting an interview, so NASA decided to have a huge press conference where all would be told.

There was a hush when the first question was asked: "What is God like?"

The mission commander pondered that for a moment before answering.

"Well," he said, "first of all, She's Black."

Posted August 31, 2012

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