I can’t believe Sarah Palin hasn’t tweeted about this yet:
The backstory is that the NASA administrator was interviewed on Al Jazeera and said this:
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.”
Question: Are you in some sort of diplomatic role .. to win hearts and minds?
Bolden: NO NO, not at all. Its not a diplomatic anything. What it is – is that it is trying to expand our outreach so that we get more people who can contribute to the things that we do – the international Space Station is as great as it is because we have a conglomerate of about 15 plus nations who have contributed something to that partnership that has made it what it is today …”
If the International Space Station is good for anything, it’s outreach and other associated “feel good” bullshit, but FSM help us if Muslims take part in that.