The New NASA

by Steve on July 5, 2010

In a far-reaching restatement of goals for the nation’s space agency, NASA administrator Charles Bolden says President Obama has ordered him to pursue three new objectives: to “re-inspire children” to study science and math, to “expand our international relationships,” and to “reach out to the Muslim world.” Of those three goals, Bolden said in a recent interview with al-Jazeera, the mission to reach out to Muslims is “perhaps foremost,” because it will help Islamic nations “feel good” about their scientific accomplishments.

Read more at the Washington Examiner if you want to.

Why would the President task NASA with something that clearly belongs to the State Department? Because we let him get away with this kind of BS I suppose. I could draw some conclusions regarding certain radical muslim groups and their love for rockets but that might earn me a slot on a watch list somewhere. Besides they tend to specialize in the smaller short range stuff anyhow, not the kind of rockets Bolden needs help with.

Barry, here’s a tip – you might want to concentrate on making Americans feel good about scientific accomplishments in the oil and gas industry. Does “Plug the damn hole” ring a bell? Sounds so presidential I have to keep using it.

H/T to Katy for passing along another grand idea from the oval.

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J. Carmichael July 6, 2010 at 11:11

I saw this, this morning. Brought up my fruit loops!

To focus improving relations with A SPECIFIC RELIGIOUS group is asinine!

Maybe, just maybe NASA ought to focus on the elimination of bureaucracy in the exploration of Aeronautics and Space.

This Administration’s actions would make for a really campy techno-thriller fiction book… Oh I wish that was all it was.


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