They had no road to drive on, and a President who all but shut them down–but that didn’t stop this roomful of brilliant NASA scientists from dropping a nice sized car on the surface of Mars. They got there WITHOUT Obama’s help….and in spite of all the unpatriotic roadblocks.
They did it.
Last year, NASA was all but completely destroyed. There was a cut of 1.64 billion dollars. The Shuttles were retired as fast as they could truck them out. Frankly, because they didn’t replace the Shuttles, it was a day of devastating mourning for space lovers. It was getting painful for me to watch John Glenn begging Obama to not close NASA down on National TV.
John Glenn. An American hero…begging.
Not only did they close down the space program, but they also stopped all funding for the James Webb Space Telescope, Hubble’s successor. The chickens’ hatched by Obama put all the Congress into a black hole of not caring one wit. Dead people needed to keep collecting their Social Security checks, but astronauts in space?
Who needs them?
We found out America was no longer going to send man into space. Noooo….we were just going to watch him on Earth with millions of spy drones, and camera’s, and satellites surveying his every move.
John Glenn could just go cry to someone else. Obama shut it all down. As a result of NASA’s closing—over 10,000 lost their jobs, and over 1,213 suppliers lost contracts.
Obama was closing the space program down to just the robots. This from a Liberal site:
If NASA were de-funded, the private sector could begin to deliver services that are actually valuable to consumers, things NASA barely emphasizes, like employing robot satellites that gather information about the Earth to supply the high commercial demand for more accurate weather forecasts and geological assessments.
Leave it to the Liberals to make NASA into Al Gore’s Brown Shirts of global warming.
The President’s budget canceled joint U.S.-European robotic missions to Mars in 2016 and 2018.
But not this one: This one, was done…and was done—perfectly. The Curiosity mission costs $2.5 billion — almost $1 billion over budget.
Funny. That’s about what we send Pakistan every year.
This from one “participant.”
Schiff said he believes Mars was targeted for cuts because the administration thought there would be, at best, a muted reaction and little opposition. “They have been astounded by the fury of the pushback, and that is the only thing that has saved us so far.”
Who knows? Maybe Obama wasn’t expecting this mission to succeed. But that didn’t stop him for taking credit for it.
You didn’t hear it today, but a handful of us who were up late last night did. Only a few minutes after Curiosity had landed…two of Obama’s butt-boys came on the air.
“I want to thank MY boss, President Obama!” said the first one. The second one did the same…thanked Obama. All of a sudden, the joyous celebration in the room turned into Obama’s big success. THE BOSS.
Obama had done it all. He killed bin Laden with his bare hands. He single handedly put America back in the good graces of Muslims around the world, and without his guidance, Curiosity would have never landed on Mars.
Someone in his administration was smart enough to keep that off the TV’s today. But I wished they’d play it.
Obama had nothing to do with the success of this landing.
But, watch him soon…he WILL take credit for it.
As for the team at NASA…God Bless you all…Curiosity will pave the way for the first American man on the moon, and trust us..we all know who built that road, and it was no BO. God…I just LOVE this stuff!