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TikToker baffles viewers with story about how he ‘accidentally’ got a job at NASA
The Wild Story, which has garnered over 9 million views on TikTok, comes from a user named Heather Harp (@officialheatherharp). In her clip, she asks her boyfriend to explain how he ended up working at NASA without even knowing it. In Harp’s video, her boyfriend begins by explaining that he got a call about a job “working on planes”. with the Manipulator Analysis Graphics and Interactive Kinematics team. It turns out that this team, commonly known as MAGIK, is actually part of NASA. “I was like, ‘I don’t know what this is, but it sounds interesting,'” he said of the phone call. A few weeks later, he received a call telling him that he was offered a job. He agreed and immediately moved to Texas, where the job was based. “And what day did you find out you were doing a different job than what you thought you had moved to?” Harp asks in the clip. “Oh, the day I started work and did the orientation papers,” her boyfriend replies. In a follow-up video, Harp asked her boyfriend more about the situation. Harp’s boyfriend explains that his job posting simply stated his title “Mechanical Engineer I,” which he assumed meant he would work on airplanes. In addition, he clarified that this situation had occurred some time ago, as he no longer worked for NASA. Yet despite the initial confusion, he must have enjoyed the job a bit – considering he was there eight years.