Apparently the last Mars mission determined once and for all that there are no Muslims on Mars making further visits there unnecessary. Also deeply disappointing to Obama was that despite its name of the”Red Planet”, what looked like a giant image of Marx’s head, turned out to just be a volcanic formation.
So the story of America’s greatness marches on. No more national defense. No more space exploration unless it can advance the primary goal of Unionized Gay Muslim marriages by illegal welfare aliens on Mars.
We could have paid for the entire Mars mission with the money that Obama gave to the Muslim Brotherhood regime in Egypt. But Obama has his priorities.
Last year, the Obama Administration killed Project Constellation, NASA’s Human Spaceflight program to return American astronauts to the Moon. This year, Obama has killed NASA’s ExoMars Robotic Spaceflight program aimed at dispatching two ambitious missions to Mars in 2016 and 2018 to search for signs of life.
Both ExoMars probes involved a joint new collaboration with the European Space Agency (ESA) carefully crafted to share costs in hard times and get the most bang for the buck
ESA is now looking to partner with Russia as all American participation in ExoMars is erased due to NASA’ s forced pull out.
What amount of money are we talking about here?
On Feb. 13, NASA’s Fiscal 2013 Budget was announced and the Obama Administration carved away nearly half the Mars mission budget. Altogether, funding for NASA’s Mars and Planetary missions in the Fiscal 2013 budget would be sliced by $300 million – from $1.5 Billion this year to $1.2 Billion in 2013.
300 million is a lot of money, but not by the way that Obama spends it. Where could we have found that money?
US aid to Pakistan in 2012 was 3 billion dollars or ten times the amount that we needed to go to Mars.
US aid to Obama’s homeland in Kenya was $625 million or twice the cost of the scrapped Mars mission. Aid to Jordan was 676 million, also more than twice the amount needed to resume the Mars mission.
Aid to Muslim Brotherhood run Egypt was 1.5 billion or 5x times the amount of money that would have made up for the Mars shortfall. Aid to the Muslim Brotherhood alone would have covered the entire cost of the Mars mission.
“Before I became NASA Administrator he charged me with three things,” Charles Bolden said. “One, he wanted me to help reinspire our children to get into science and math, and for 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 engineering.”
Obama has his priorities.