Friday, March 21, 2014

National Aeronautics and Space Administration, An Obama Political Tooil

I remember when NASA, National Aeronautics and Space Administration was about doing cool stuff which fired the imagination.

Ya know, like figuring how to put satellites in orbit around the Earth. Sending men into space so  to eventually land a man on the Moon.  Sending probes to land on Mars, pass collect information from other planets and eventually leave the solar system altogether.

I would say such things are worthy projects, not only in their accomplishments but do inspire and instill pride.

That was the good old days. As of  Feb.2 2020 they took on new missions, nothing to do with Space exploration,

Omar Khay
"When I became the NASA administrator, (President Obama) charged me with three things," Bolden said in the interview which aired last week. "One, he wanted me to help re-inspire children to want to get into science and math; he wanted me to expand our international relationships; and third, and perhaps foremost, he wanted me to find a way to reach out to the Muslim world and engage much more with dominantly Muslim nations to help them feel good about their historic contribution to science, math and engineering."

This is hilarious. I mean really, who knew the Muslim world was suffering a self-esteem problem? Even more crazy is the thought an intervention by  NASA would really do much to alleviate this perceived malaise.

OK, that is a quick history on what comes next, ,  

Nasa-funded study: industrial civilisation headed for 'irreversible collapse'?
A new study sponsored by Nasa's Goddard Space Flight Center has highlighted the prospect that global industrial civilisation could collapse in coming decades due to unsustainable resource exploitation and increasingly unequal wealth distribution.

This guy who occupies the White House has no shame. Tugging at every string to justify a failed economic theory of redistribution, takes a icon of success, NASA down the tubes with him.

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