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Bolden World Tour Update

Saudi Arabia signs two agreements with Nasa, Guf News “Riyadh: The King Abdul Aziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) has signed two agreements with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Nasa). The deals signed on the sidelines of the Saudi International Space and Aeronautics Technology Conference that began in Riyadh on Saturday are for extended scientific cooperation and exchange of research between them. They also signed a letter of […]

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  • October 3, 2010
Update on Bolden's Return To The Middle East (With Full Itinerary)

About Bolden’s Saudi Trip, National Review Online “While in Saudi Arabia, on Saturday, October 2, 2010, Administrator Bolden will represent NASA at an aerospace technology conference and a commemorative event in honor of the 25th Anniversary of space shuttle flight STS-51G in Riyadh. The 1985 STS-51G mission aboard shuttle Discovery included among its crew astronaut Sultan Salman Al-Saud. Administrator Bolden and some of the active and retired astronauts who comprised […]

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  • September 27, 2010
Bolden and Middle East Outreach: Take II

Keith and Frank’s note: [Revised] It looks like Charlie Bolden may be headed back to the Middle East soon – this time, to Saudi Arabia.The purpose? Some would say that he is trying to get the Saudis more involved in ongoing peace negotiations at the behest of the Obama White House. But others note that he has some personal agenda items at work as well – all under the excuse […]

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  • September 20, 2010
When The White House No Longer Has Your Back ….

Diplomacy: Nothing new about NASA outreach, editorial, Houston Chronicle “Bolden’s comments are a reminder of what we could do, what we could be and how we could continue to help create a better world. He could make it happen if he had the political backing of national will. That his comments ring hollow and make him appear nearly foolish to many shows the tragedy of having an American president who […]

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  • July 18, 2010
UDPATE: Obama DID NOT "Charge" Bolden To Do Muslim Country Outreach

White House denies NASA remark on Muslim outreach, AP “The White House is contradicting the NASA administrator’s claim that President Barack Obama assigned him to reach out to Muslims on science matters. … White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said Monday that such activities are not among Bolden’s assigned tasks. He said administration officials have spoken with NASA about the matter.” White House: No Muslim outreach for NASA, Washington Post […]

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  • July 12, 2010
Bolden's Muslim Outreach Feedback Continues

Obama chooses path of submission, opinion, “NASA is now primarily tasked with making people feel good about math and science, and in particular the Muslim world. No longer is it concerned with manned space flight, no longer is it charged with increasing our knowledge of the universe. It is charged with making everyone in the world and in particular Muslims feel good. The excellent news about that is it […]

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  • July 11, 2010
Rep. Pete Olson Needs A New News Watcher

NASA Chief Revealed Muslim Outreach Plan to Al Jazeera Before Congress, Fox News “Bolden called a couple of lawmakers with the news on June 28, after his interview with the Middle East news organization but before it aired, the newspaper reported. “He ran down some of the things from the president’s new space policy, and mentioned outreach to Muslims,” Rep. Pete Olson, the top Republican on the House Subcommittee on […]

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  • July 10, 2010
Bolden on Al Jezeera Update: Left Wing Yawns; Right Wing Outrage

If you watch Al Jazeera, you know Obama’s new mission for NASA: To help Muslim nations ‘feel good’, LA Times “You know how Wile E. Coyote straps himself to the rocket and lights the fuse? And it burns. And burns. Silence. Nothing. He’s poised, hopefully, awaiting launch. We wait, painfully, for the bad thing certain to happen. That’s what we’ve been doing for almost a week now, anticipating the explosive […]

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  • July 8, 2010
Wide Range of Reactions To Bolden's Al Jazeera Interview

Beam NASA up from this order, editorial, Post and Courier (Charleston, SC) “The president is known to be a fan of the old “Star Trek” series, which frequently moralized on the pitfalls of “imperial condescension.” Mr. Bolden may find some in the Muslim world more intransigent than a Klingon as he attempts to launch them into the space age.” NASA – no longer “The Right Stuff”, opinion, Sussex Sun “Wouldn’t […]

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  • July 7, 2010
The Grand Master of Foot-In-Mouth Speaks

Former NASA chief: Muslim outreach is ‘perversion’ of NASA’s mission, SF Examiner “Michael Griffin, who headed NASA during the last four years of the Bush administration, says the space agency’s new goal to improve relations with the Islamic world and boost Muslim self-esteem is a “perversion” of NASA’s original mission to explore space. “NASA was chartered by the 1958 Space Act to develop the arts and sciences of flight in […]

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  • July 6, 2010