Obama’s new mission for NASA: Reach out to Muslim world

July 5, 2010 03:51

Byron York – “NASA is not only a space exploration agency,” Bolden concluded, “but also an earth improvement agency.”

By: Byron York at Washington Examiner

In a far-reaching restatement of goals for the nation’s space agency, NASA administrator Charles Bolden says President Obama has ordered him to pursue three new objectives: to “re-inspire children” to study science and math, to “expand our international relationships,” and to “reach out to the Muslim world.” Of those three goals, Bolden said in a recent interview with al-Jazeera, the mission to reach out to Muslims is “perhaps foremost,” because it will help Islamic nations “feel good” about their scientific accomplishments.

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