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The name most mentioned early on to head NASA has been Oklahoma GOP Rep. Jim Bridenstine, a former naval aviator who sits on the Space Subcommittee of the Science, Space and Technology Committee and has been a champion for giving aerospace firms a greater role in the space program.
originally posted by: IAMTAT
It's time we went back...and beyond.
Mine the Moon, Mars..and the Asteroid Belt.
MEGA---Make Earth Great Again!
originally posted by: neo96
Time for some good news, and some bad news people. The good news. NASA is going back to what it suppose to be doing. After this CRAPOLA..
NASA's Muslim Outreach
By Mona Charen - July 7, 2010
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It's not really surprising that President Obama told NASA administrator Charles Bolden that his highest priority should be "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." It fits with so much that we already knew about the president.
It is consistent with his wildly exaggerated concept of governmental and presidential power and competence. Samuel Johnson wrote: "How small, of all that human hearts endure, that part which laws or kings can cause or cure." Obama believes the opposite -- that his presidency can be a transformative moment not just for the nation, but for the world. He will halt global warming and stop the rise of the oceans, transition America to a green energy future, prevent the "cycle of boom and bust" in the economy, provide universal health care while spending less than before, cushion "underwater" mortgage holders without rewarding profligate borrowers, increase taxes on the "rich" without harming the middle class, solve the problem of excessive public debt by amassing more public debt and so on.
How in the world would NASA help Muslim nations to "feel good" about themselves? Would NASA hold science fairs in Tripoli or Tehran? Produce and circulate propaganda films about Great Muslim Men (careful, never women) of Science? Stress our global debt to Muhammad ibn Musa al-Khwarizmi, the father of algebra? (That's risky, since al-Khwarizmi reportedly learned his math from the Indians.) How would Obama's NASA chief undertake to alter the civilizational self-esteem of a billion people?
Some of you will freak out about this. We know they will, but hey the space industrial complex isn't such a bad thing. The other one brought us the internets. It brought us GPS and in dash navigation systems for our automobiles. It's brought a quite a lot of modern conveniences we all take for granted.
Of course I could be overly optimistic about finally getting back in to space. Hitching rides with the Russians was about as idiotic as it got next to religious outreach of NASA for crying out loud.
originally posted by: neo96
a reply to: Annee
How much influence does a president actually have on what NASA does?
Quite a bit.
It's a government agency like any other.
originally posted by: tvtexan
Forget the MOON!
Trumps's plans are much bigger than that!
You could even say they are "YUGE!"
Trump: "We are going big here folks, I mean really big! We are going to the SUN! Beat that China! We have hired top notch astronaut/coal-walkers and we will wrap them in oven mits."
Trump doesn't know squat about space exploration IMO.
originally posted by: Templeton
If Trump can move industry to the moon he would be a climate change hero. But he probably just wants to put his name on it.