Obviously NASA is the most-recognized space agency in the world, so leave it to North Korea might to basically use the exact same idea when naming its own space agency. They call their own space agency NADA. Apparently that stands for “National Aerospace Development Administration”.
The phrase is a good one, but that acronym stinks. In Spanish, “nada” means “nothing.” Come to think of it, maybe they made a good choice after all. They are no NASA after all. According to a release from the state-run Korea Central News Agency, NADA’s mission is to “put into practice the idea and principle of the DPRK government to develop the space for peaceful purpose.”
The release also explains how the logo was developed and that the two light-blue rings symbolize satellite orbits. The Great Bear constellation “reflects the will of the space scientists of the DPRK to glorify Kim Il Sung’s and Kim Jong Il’s Korea as a space power.” They do not talk about how similar the logo is to NASA’s logo. Leave it to North Korea to come up with something like this.
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