NASA Responds to Fans Requesting Help for Tony Stark in 'Avengers: End Game'

Tuesday, 11 December 2018 - 1:56PM
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Tuesday, 11 December 2018 - 1:56PM
NASA Responds to Fans Requesting Help for Tony Stark in 'Avengers: End Game'
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Composite: Pixabay, NASA/Bill Stafford, Flickr/Chris Doornbos CC BY 2.0
In case you missed it, Marvel surprised the internet last week by randomly dropping the new trailer (and title) for the upcoming Avengers film, Avengers: End Game. In it, Tony Stark is shown drifting through space alone, recording a video message that says that he ran out of food four days ago and will soon run out of oxygen. Some fans saw the trailer and immediately reached out to NASA seeking help for the dying fictional character. In a surprising and hilarious turn of events, the space agency actually took the time to respond via Twitter with advice. 

"Hey @Marvel, we heard about Tony Stark," the person who runs @NASA's account tweeted on Sunday. "As we know, the first thing you should do is listen in mission control for "@Avengers, we have a problem." But if he can't communicate, then we recommend ground teams use all resources to scan the skies for your missing man." 

It's not exactly sending in the calvary to save Robert Downey Jr.'s life, but then again, how would they know where to find him? And if they could locate the ship, it would take a lot longer than 24 hours to reach him with extra food and oxygen. "Appreciate any help you can provide ?," Marvel Studios responded. Only the filmmakers and actors know how (or if) Stark will be rescued, but wouldn't it be pretty trippy to have NASA make a cameo in the film as his saviors? It would also be pretty dumb and we wouldn't bet any amount of money on it, but the agency has been looking for ways to regain popularity with the public. What better way than to appear in what will surely be one of the highest grossing films of 2019? 

NASA if you're listening, please stick to clever Twitter responses and don't actually do anything to help. Leave the heavy lifting to the real Avengers.



Cover photo: composite: Pixabay, NASA/Bill Stafford, Chris Doornbos/Flickr : CC BY 2.0
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