Space suit Burquas anyone?

Barbara

“NASA Administrator Charles Bolden said in a recent interview that his “foremost” mission as the head of America’s space exploration agency is to improve relations with the Muslim world. 

 Though international diplomacy would seem well outside NASA’s orbit, Bolden said in an interview with Al Jazeera that strengthening those ties was among the top tasks President Obama assigned him. He said better interaction with the Muslim world would ultimately advance space travel. 

 “When I became the NASA administrator — or before I became the NASA administrator — he charged me with three things. One was 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 … and math and engineering,” Bolden said in the interview. 

The NASA administrator was in the Middle East last month marking the one-year anniversary since Obama delivered an address to Muslim nations in Cairo. Bolden spoke in June at the American University in Cairo — in his interview with Al Jazeera, he described space travel as an international collaboration of which Muslim nations must be a part. 

 “It is a matter of trying to reach out and get the best of all worlds, if you will, and there is much to be gained by drawing in the contributions that are possible from the Muslim (nations),” he said. He held up the International Space Station as a model, praising the contributions there from the Russians and the Chinese. 

However, Bolden denied the suggestion that he was on a diplomatic mission — in a distinctly non-diplomatic role. 

 “Not at all. It’s not a diplomatic anything,” he said. 

He said the United States is not going to travel beyond low-Earth orbit on its own and that no country is going to make it to Mars without international help. 

 Bolden has faced criticism this year for overseeing the cancellation of the agency’s Constellation program, which was building new rockets and spaceships capable of returning astronauts to the moon. Stressing the importance of international cooperation in future missions, Bolden told Al Jazeera that the moon, Mars and asteroids are still planned destinations for NASA.”

Goodness, let’s put aside the fact that Obama believes that NASA, the US space program, priority should be to build better relations with Muslims. That’s just too mind blowing to deal with.

 “He said better interaction with the Muslim world would ultimately advance space travel.”

Have Muslims expressed an interest in space travel? I would think we would first have to convince them to come out of the stone age before discussing the space age with them.

Then again, maybe it’s not such a bad idea to try and convince them into conquering another planet. Venus instead of Earth?

Give them a copy of the book “men are from Mars and women are from Venus” that should inspire them to want to a explore a whole new planet of women to dominate.

 Does Venus have stones? Space suit Burquas anyone?

Maybe Obama has a plan to get them interested in something other than terrorism. Give them some tools and some scrap metal and have them build a space ship. They already know how to recycle diapers and sneakers… why not recycle cans of Alpo?

 This statement is keeping with the theme of Muslim contributions to the world “and third, and perhaps foremost, he (Obama) 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 … and math and engineering,” Bolden said in the interview. 

“Their Historic Contributions to science, math and engineering”

Yep, just look at their historic contribution to NYC. It’s a big hole in the ground, whereas their mathematical, scientific and engineering skills figured out 19 men flying 2 wide body aircraft fully fueled into 2 buildings would indeed cause the buildings to collapse, killing 3,000 people. Crap with skills like that no wonder Obama needs them involved in building rockets for NASA.

We need to “reach out” to them and have them working for the US… before Iran figures out that Mars is a good place to fire rockets from.

 Then again sending them to Mars is not a bad idea at all.

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2 Responses

  1. NASA
    Mission Statement

    “To improve life here,

    To extend life to there,

    To find life beyond.

    NASA Vision

    To understand and protect our home planet,
    To explore the Universe and search for life, and
    To inspire the next generation of explorers…
    as only NASA can.”

    I have searched for but have not found where it states the mission of NASA is to:

    ” improve relations with the Muslim nations.”

    I was especially interested in the mission Part whereas the Space Program should make Muslims feel more confident in themselves, a warm and fuzzy, self esteem building mission costing billions in tax paper dollars. Can’t find that either…then again a religion thats own mission is to conquer the world shouldn’t have a self esteem problem.
    Should they?

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