Tuesday, July 06, 2010

No Wonder We Have No Space Program

The United States Space Program sucks. We were the first nation to put a man on the moon - 41 years ago. But the last 30 years we have had a hard time getting out of low earth orbit. Now after just two more space shuttle launches we won't even have a way to get up into low earth orbit.

Now I know why. NASA - the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. You know them, the guys in charge of our space program. In a recent interview NASA Administrator Charles Bolden explained why our space program is in the shambles it is in.

"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,"

So it is the foremost mission of the NASA administrator to make the Muslim world feel good about themselves?

Someone please explain to me what making the muslin world feel good about themselves has to do with Aeronautics and Space?

If you have an answer besides NOTHING I would really like to hear it.

If not, then why are we spending over 18 billion dollars a year pretending to have a space program?