NASA admits it can't tell its Everest from its Saser Muztagh12/14/2012
That photo of Mount Everest taken from space that you excitedly retweeted? Sorry to break the news, but it's not Everest. NASA messed up and misidentified the peak that Russian cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko snapped from the International Space Station. "It is Saser Muztagh, in the Karakoram Range of the Kashmir region of India," a spokesman for the space agency admitted to the BBC. All mountains probably look the same after one too many Tang cocktails, but still. One tweep responded with derision ("Nice job, NASA"), and astronaut Ron Garan expressed contrition, tweeting, "We r still looking 4 a good view of illusive #Everest #FromSpace … #Sorry4Confusion." Maybe Malenchenko should stick to tweeting pictures of his floating lunch. [Source]
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