The site would be funnier, Mr. Mahoney promises, if it weren't for the
galactic wet blankets at the real NASA, who have insisted that he refrain
from referring to the agency. Mr. Mahoney thought of showing a Mars rock
emblazoned with graffiti -- maybe something like "Men in Black were here,"
he jokes. But NASA, he claims, told him no-go. "They said we'd be violating
the Space Act," Mr. Mahoney says.
Another spacey gag? No. The National Space Act of 1958, which chartered
NASA, reserves the use of the acronym for the agency. And given that, the
rocket scientists are working to shut Mr. Mahoney down, says Brian Dunbar,
NASA's Internet services manager. Even so, Mr. Dunbar adds, "I would hope
people would realize this is not a government site."
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