05 July 2010

To Bolden Go Where No Man Has Gone Before.

Obama's "transformative change" comes to NASA:
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.

In the same interview, Bolden also said the United States, which first sent men to the moon in 1969, is no longer capable of reaching beyond low earth orbit without help from other nations.
(emphasis mine)
Here is the original video. Indeed, the wrong stuff.

2 comments:

Tregonsee said...

As with any individual or society, actually do something, and then you can feel good about yourself. As for the Muslim world; it has been in a slump for a few centuries. For that matter, an honest appraisal of many of the things for which they are given credit gives a surprising result. In many cases, most of them were in fact the results of subject groups, often Jews, Hindus, or Christians. Start with "Arabic Numbers."

Matthew said...

I've had to just get up and walk several times after seeing the video.

This administration, this President has no understanding of hope. His vision of the future is the drab socialist reality of 1970 Poland.