Monday, July 05, 2010

Time to shut down NASA

NASA, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. It was the American version of Star Trek. They were the people who researched, they were the people who explored our world, and the universe. Now, they're merely a public relations group that wants to make Muslims feel good about their history in math and science. Seriously.

Michael Boldon the administrator of NASA in an interview said.

When I became the NASA Administrator — before I became the NASA Administrator — [Obama] 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, math, and engineering.

Since NASA no longer has a SPACE mission, and isn't charged with RESEARCH, there is only one conclusion. Shut it down. Close the doors, fire the employees, shut it down. Sell the buildings to whoever wants them, wish the corporations that will apparently manage the space exploration and research angle to whoever wants it. Hand the working stuff over to the European Space Agency, since they still explore space. Give the ISS to the Russians, and wish them well.

We don't need another public relations group funded by taxpayer dollars. How exactly does a group that does nothing going to inspire kids to study math and science? "Come on Junior, if you study real hard, you can join us in going to classrooms and telling kids it's important to study math." Expanding our international relationships? We're becoming the bum relative. "Hey Bob, I need a ride man, are you headed towards the ISS?" "Could you drop this off with Mike? He's on the ISS, and if you could take that by his house man, I'd appreciate it."

Shut down NASA. Not next year, not next decade. Tomorrow. Just close the doors, turn the lights out, and shut it down.

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