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. — NASA Administrator Charles Bolden
In 1969, the first American set foot on the moon. Today, more than 40 years later under Obama, not only have we not gone back to the moon, we don’t even have a space shuttle capable of getting to the International Space Station. How’s that working out for us?
WASHINGTON — The possible first-ever evacuation of the International Space Station, if a Russian spacecraft is not launched in November, would risk the loss of the orbiting lab, a NASA official has warned.
“There is a greater risk of losing the ISS when it’s unmanned than if it were manned,” Michael Suffredini, the ISS program manager for the US space agency, said on a conference call with reporters.
“The risk increase is not insignificant,” he added.
Russia on Monday delayed its next manned Soyuz spacecraft mission to the ISS by at least a month after an unmanned cargo vessel using a similar rocket crashed into Siberia instead of reaching orbit on August 24.
…Neither NASA nor the Russian space agency will allow the astronauts aboard the space station to remain beyond a mandated six-month limit because of the risk posed by exposure to radiation.
How dysfunctional has our government become under Obama? We’re going to spend 18 billion dollars on NASA in 2012, an agency dedicated to space exploration that no longer goes into space. Instead NASA is now mostly known for pumping out global warming propaganda and doing Muslim outreach.
Great job, Obama!