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Last week, with all the hype of the launching of the Space Shuttle Discovery and the return of the Shuttle and crew safely, the New York Times ran an article on the Change of NASA’s Mission Statement. I thought the article was odd, so I launched on an exploration myself consulting the all-infinite World Wide Web. Well, it was safer that being in the shuttle and having a piece of foam insulation fall off a bracket that held the fuel line in place. At least I did not run the risk of bursting into flames before coming back to home planet.“NASA quietly had its mission statement changed last February by the White House, who deleted the phrase, to understand and protect our home planet.” NASA scientists were surprised to learn of the change. Without it, these scientists say, there will be far less incentive to pursue projects to improve understanding of terrestrial problems like climate change caused by greenhouse gas emissions.”

NASA Mission Statement

  • To advance and communicate scientific knowledge and understanding of the earth, the solar system, and the universe.
  • To advance human exploration, use, and development of space.
  • To research, develop, verify, and transfer advanced aeronautics and space technologies.

Green house effect and gas emissions… In my little neighborhood where the temperatures have soared over the 110 degrees, and it has not just been hot in CA. You have to wonder what is going on? Is the Earth worse off than the public thinks. Have we just totally damaged this beautiful planet and there is no way to repair it? Is the White House thinking well lets just find a new planet and start over, pollute that and move on? The reason why I say that is because we have already left junk on the Moon and Mars and probably other places that I am not aware of. So where do we go from here? I am all for repairing what we have done to Mother Earth and being respectful when we visit other planets, clean up after ourselves. After all isn’t that what our Mamas have been telling us for years now.

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