Photo of Mike Pence touching object at NASA goes viral

A photo of Mike Pence touching an object marked with a clear "do not touch" sign on it went viral on Thursday.

Yesterday, the vice president went to NASA's Kennedy Space Center, where he spoke about President Donald Trump's plans to improve the agency.

He toured campus facilities and stopped in the Orion clean room, where pieces of NASA's capsule are being assembled.

According to The Verge, the off-limits object he touched was likely a covering for the Orion capsule, which NASA is building to take humans into deep space.

Touching it probably won't set back future missions, but Twitter had a lot to say about it.

Mike Pence touches object with 'do not touch' sign
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Mike Pence touches object with 'do not touch' sign
When the sign says "Do Not Touch" but the VP is handsy.
In Pence's defense, "DO NOT TOUCH" is in quotes.
Mike Pence @VP gets a tour of the NASA Orion clean room & touches critical space flight hardware even though the si…
@flyosity @DustinGiebel
@flyosity @ProgramMax i couldn't help myself.
How it feels when Pence touches you after you've clearly asked him not to.
me, jumping into any dumb argument
Pence looked left. Then right. Mother wasn't anywhere around. He smiled to himself. He would touch
Suddenly I understand why he won't have dinner with a woman who isn't his wife.

Pence responded to criticism, saying Marco Rubio dared him to do it.

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