In 1927 Lindbergh flew from NY to Paris. 45 yrs later, in 1972 we last walked on the Moon. 45 yrs later, in 2017 we… we… we…
— Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) January 16, 2017
On the day when it was announced the last man on the moon, astronaut Gene Cernan, had died Astrophysicist on TV’s “Cosmos”, Neil deGrasse Tyson, tweeted the above on Twitter. To which I answered the liberal-minded ‘climate change’ alarmist…
"we… we… we…" all the way home to ridiculous SJW 'Muslim outreach' & 'climate change' politicized junk science. https://t.co/NQZScznpFo
— Maggie (@drillanwr) January 18, 2017
When Barack Obama came into office he canceled the Orion spacecraft and Ares rockets program that were designed to be the next crewed vehicles after the Space Shuttle program came to an end. We were supposed to revisit the moon (but he scrapped that), and begin serious work on a possible Mars mission (nope). A couple years later BHO changed his mind about Orion. And just last fall (ahead of the election) Mars, once again putting the U.S. in a ‘lead from behind’ footing in the world. Pretty much pissed off our former Apollo astronauts.
But no. Obama signed us up for unbelievable millions— billions of dollars in tickets on the Russia space ships that were heading to the ISS, putting us at the political mercy of Putin and Russia.
So, what did Obama believe NASA funding, time, energy, and attention be focused and spent on?
Meanwhile, comets and asteroids have bolted past Earth, some at extremely close proximity. You would think NASA would be looking to make sure we could possibly defend ourselves from a future extinction event, but nah…
In short, over these last 8 years NASA has submerged itself in political and junk science. And while NASA is running with this report on how ‘2016 is the hottest year on record’ propagandists over at the NYTimes:
Why NYT Hid The Numbers For The ‘Hottest Year On Record’: When you read a science report claiming that 2016 was the hottest year on record, you might expect that you will get numbers. And you would be wrong.
Funny that, eh? These ‘climate change’ activists and alarmists really do play fast and loose with the data, don’t they?
— Daniel John Sobieski (@gerfingerpoken) January 19, 2017
But while NASA has slacked these last 8 years private entities have tried to get Earth’s space technology and programs back on track. But, you know, federal regulations and competing with the government and all.
“we… we… we…” indeed, Neil deGrasse Tyson.