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A NASA intern has been dismissed from the company after responding unprofessionally on Twitter to an employee on the National Space Council that oversees NASA.
The intern, who goes by the Twitter handle ‘NaomiH_official’, had written in a now-deleted tweet, “Everyone shut the f*** up I got accepted for a NASA internship.”
Homer Hickam, a former NASA engineer who currently sits on the National Space Council that oversees the space agency, replied to her post with one word, “Language,” to which she responded, “Suck my d*** and balls I’m working at NASA.”
Hickam followed up with the reply, “And I am on the National Space Council that oversees NASA.”
‘NaomiH_official’ immediately protected her tweets and switched her bio to “Taking a break from Twitter for a while.” The Twitter account has since been removed. Hickam, too, deleted his tweets after they started getting attention, as he did not want her to get into trouble with NASA.
In a blog post, Hickam explained that he had no influence in her losing the internship offer.
“I do not hire and fire at the agency or have any say on employment whatsoever. As it turned out, it was due to the NASA hashtag her friends used that called the agency’s attention to it long after my comments were gone,” he clarified.
Hickam explained that the intern had reached out to him and apologized, which he “heartily accepted.” After reviewing her résumé, he added that he will do “all [he] can” to help her secure a job in the aerospace industry.
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