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After the "octopus incident," the White House threatened veto power over future spy satellite logos ...

After the “octopus incident,” the White House threatened veto power over future spy satellite logos …

Records released to William Pierce show that the fallout from the National Reconnaissance Office’s infamous “world-eating octopus” logo was enough for the White House to threaten veto power over future logos on spy satellites. Despite this warning to steer clear of controversy, the designers for the NROL-76 logo tried their best to sneak in a “Talladega Nights” reference - even resorting to Latin to get around copyright.

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The National Reconnaissance Office feared their "Goddess" logo was "too creepy" for a spy satellite

The National Reconnaissance Office feared their “Goddess” logo was “too creepy” for a spy satellite

The same agency that had no qualms about sticking a giant world-devouring octopus on a spy satellite had a surprisingly lengthy deliberation over The Goddess logo, worrying that it would come off as too creepy or worse - like an “unappealing anime cartoon.”

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