Aug 28 2010
And you thought the Regime had backpedaled on this outrageous idea? Think again. Using your tax dollars, Obama is inviting Muslims to U.S. Space Camps, even Muslims from enemy countries like Libya, home of the now set free Lockerbie bomber.
NASA Administrator Charles Bolden said in a recent interview with Al Jazeera that his “foremost” mission as director of the space agency is to improve relations with the Muslim world. “[President Obama] 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 math and engineering,” Bolden said.
Nearly 50 future Libyan leaders (terrorists like Ghaddafi?) have trained as astronauts at the U.S. National Space & Rocket Center’s Space Camp since 2009, and media coverage and a film of the students’ experiences have helped ease U.S.-Libya tensions and inspired other Muslim-majority nations to pursue the program. (Oh really? So why is the Lockerbie bomber not in jail?)
The Libyan Space Camp program, now in its second year, was developed through a unique relationship among the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama, NASA, the U.S. State Department, the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli, the Libyan General People’s Committee for Foreign Liaison and the Libyan General People’s Committee for Education and Scientific Research. (Riiiight, and Libya is renowned for its scientific achievements)
The chronicles of the 24 participants in the 2009 Space Camp were documented and made into the film One Small Step, One Giant Leap.And hundreds of young Libyans have now applied to Space Camp.”The 2010 Libyan Space Camp, July 16–25, was followed August 1–6 by a Space Camp adventure for a dozen
The two student groups from North Africa joined other young people from around the world in Huntsville, near NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, to participate in simulated space shuttle missions, training simulators, rocket building and launches, scientific experiments and lectures on space exploration. They also met and received graduation certificates from four-time NASA shuttle commander Robert “Hoot” Gibson.
In August 2009, the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli sent the first group of 24 Libyan students, along with two teachers and a professional Libyan-American film crew that included two Libyan student interns, on their way to Huntsville.They were the first group from North Africa to attend Space Camp and only the second group from an Arab country since 1982, when Space Camp was founded to promote the study of math, science and technology, teamwork, decisionmaking and leadership.(So how many American kids don’t get to go now to make room for the Muslims?)
This year, 24 Libyan students aged 14–18 participated, traveling with the same Libyan-American film director, members of Al Shababiya Television, and a representative of the Libyan General People’s Committee for Education and Scientific Research.
In international and technical teams, the students were presented with challenges that included what to do with a damaged fuselage, miscalibrated steering mechanisms and punctured air filtration systems. Together, they applied advanced principles of physics, chemistry and mathematics to solve some of the same problems experienced by U.S. and Russian astronauts on the International Space Station and during the historic Apollo 13 mission. (Just what they need to know. Maybe they can apply it in their bomb making school for American airplanes)
The students’ training has helped expand their educational and professional interests at home and abroad. Since attending Space Camp, one 2009 Libyan student participant is seeking a career in aeronautics and flight communications by studying at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. Another received a full scholarship to Harvard University in Massachusetts. (One less scholarship for Americans)
Libya and Morocco plan Space Camp programs in summer 2011, Lawrence said, and U.S. officials in Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, the Palestinian Authority and Egypt are seeking to establish programs. (I bet they are) AMERICA.gov H/T Creeping Sharia