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North Korea unveils new space agency logo

North Korea says its new space agency logo symbolizes NADA's "character, mission, position and development prospects."
By Brooks Hays   |   April 3, 2014 at 3:27 PM   |   Comments

PYONGYANG, North Korea, April 3 (UPI) -- If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then the Democratic People's Republic of Korea likes America a lot more than they let on.

Today, North Korea's National Aerospace Development Administration, or NADA, unveiled their new logo -- and it looks a lot like NASA's.

The new logo was unveiled to commemorate NADA's one-year anniversary, according to a news release from North Korea's state-run news agency. The insignia represents the NADA's "character, mission, position and development prospects."

Specifically, the rings around the blue circle represent orbiting satellites, while the Big Dipper symbolizes "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."

According to most U.S. space experts, NADA has a lot in common with it's logo -- as it is more symbolic than material. Of the agency's five attempts to put a satellite in orbit, all but one have failed. Even it was short lived. In 2012, U.S. officials said the satellite was "tumbling out of control."


[Christian Science Monitor]
[DPRK's KCNA]

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