NASA continued their entry into the world of sports coverage today with this image from the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. So far no other news agency has followed NASA's lead in providing exclusive images from space and it's not hard to guess the reason.
NASA is really missing the mark on what we typically expect from sports journalism. While photos taken by a satellite more than 400 miles above the surface of the Earth are breathtaking, one has to wonder where the human drama is in their reporting. Followers of the 22nd Winter Olympics would like to hear about the athletes and their stories, or possibly more complaints from reporters on how bad the toilets are in Sochi. Try as I might, I can't even make out one single hilarious Russian bathroom rules sign in this image. It sure doesn't seem like a very Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer to me!
This latest gaffe by NASA follows up on the heels of last weeks laughable coverage of Super Bowl 48.
I can't even tell if Flea and Anthony Kiedis are shirtless in this photo! Get it together, NASA.