NASA’s historical mission according to its own website is “to pioneer the future in space exploration, scientific discovery and aeronautics research.” Someone forgot to update NASA’s website.
NASA Administrator Charles Bolden in an interview on Arab television station Al-Jazeera has made this statement:
I am here in the region – its sort of the first anniversary of President Barack Obama’s visit to Cairo – and his speech there when he gave what has now become known as Obama’s “Cairo Initiative” where he announced that he wanted this to become a new beginning of the relationship between the United States and the Muslim world. When I became the NASA Administrator – before I became the NASA Administrator – he charged me with three things: One was that he wanted me to re-inspire children to want to get into science and math, that 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 predominantly Muslim nations to help them feel good about their historic contribution to science, math, and engineering.”
This is not Obama’s first action to change NASA’s mission. In addition to having NASA focus on making Muslims feel good about their contributions to science, Obama has given NASA’s mission a global warming spin. The Heritage Foundation reports:
In January, we reported that President Obama was redefining NASA’s mission, and entirely cutting its role in the manned exploration of space. This was not a matter of budget prudence as NASA’s piece of the federal pie was actually increasing by $300 million. According the Orlando Sentinel at the time: “The White House will direct NASA to concentrate on Earth-science projects — principally, researching and monitoring climate change.” And unlike the rest of President Obama’s government growth strategy, this shift to make NASA a global warming centered agency resulted in net job losses.
Yes, we can see the connection. The desire of radical Islamic terrorists to destroy Western civilization and return us to the Stone Age will certainly decrease our emissions of green house gases.