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NASA Logo Appears On Lady Gaga's Head (Update)

By Keith Cowing
NASA Watch
November 6, 2013
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Keith’s note: It would seem that Lady Gaga was on the YouTube music awards last night and was behaving oddly (even for her). If you watch the video of her performance you can clearly see that she is wearing a baseball cap with a NASA “meatball” logo on it – except instead of “N-A-S-A” it spells out “D-O-P-E”. I have no idea if this means anything. But she does sell millions of records.
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“No one ever said she was down-to-earth! In early 2015, Lady Gaga will become the first artist to sing in outer space, Us Weekly can exclusively reveal. The “Dope” performer, 27, is set to blast off in a Virgin Galactic ship and belt out a single track during the Zero G Colony high-tech musical festival in New Mexico.”
Keith’s update: I guess Gaga missed Chris Hadfield’s performance in space earlier this year.

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5 responses to “NASA Logo Appears On Lady Gaga's Head (Update)”

  1. Wendy Yang says:

    Dope is a slang for drug. Dope used in that context is used as a namesake for Lady Gaga’s song. Getting high is the slang for the effect of drug. It’s easy to figure out why it’s on the meatball.

  2. Scott Bender says:


    “1. adj. cool, nice, awesome”

  3. Paul451 says:

    “Dope Couture” is a clothing store in LA. Their gimmick is to write “DOPE” in the style of another brand’s logo (such as a sports team, or in this case, NASA).… $36 for the cap, $32 for a beanie, if you are interested… Not a bad mark-up when you can get a real meatball cap for less than half that.

  4. Skinny_Lu says:

    Chris Hadfield was great in his music video. Awesome, really. BUT, he’s no Lady Gaga! She will do a lot more to bring attention to the things we care about… space technology and “common man” (or woman in this case) travel to space. I expect other famous people & entertainers to follow suit. e.g. Will I Am, Tom Hanks, etc.