February 5, 2016 AD
Honorable John Ratcliffe
325 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Subject: Obama Abuses and Distorts Mission of NASA
Day in, day out, NASA publishes stories about its redirection as global-warming/climate-change ministry of propaganda of the Obama administration. Here below are but a few examples of the many pertinent articles published by NASA having nothing to do with its original mission.
Back on July 29, 1958, Congress passed legislation establishing the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), a civilian agency responsible for coordinating America’s activities in space. The creation of NASA was a response to the successful launch of Sputnik-1 into earth orbit by the now defunct Soviet Union (USSR).
Following that day in 1958, NASA launched a series of extraordinary manned space ventures starting with Mercury capsules, then Apollo missions, lunar landings, Space Shuttle routine flights, solar observatory satellites, Hubble telescope projects and even landing a spaceship on an asteroid. On this last item, I refer you to Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous – Shoemaker (NEAR Shoemaker). NEAR Shoemaker, like E.T., made its last call home on February 28, 2001All the above happened in my lifetime. Through my friendship with Congressman Ralph Hall, I have and visited with several of our astronauts, including Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong, the first human visitors to walk the surface of the moon.
NEAR Shoemaker animated image of asteroid Eros 3/15/2000
This sitting president squanders public money as he misuses NASA for purposes for which the agency was not created: weather studies. Even more egregiously, President Obama uses this agency to support his unscientific theories of climate change and global warming.
I ask you to call for an investigation, an assessment of the wasteful spending on NASA programs applied to further the president’s climate-change agenda. Funds appropriated for NASA must be used efficiently to assure our superiority in space.