Skip to comments.Obama Jokes With NASA Curiosity Crew: ‘Let Me Know Right Away’ If There Are Martians (What a Dork!)
Posted on 08/14/2012 5:54:18 AM PDT by lbryce
President Obama called to personally congratulate the crew behind NASAs successful rover mission to Mars on Monday and asked them to inform him immediately if they made contact with Martians.
If in fact you do make contact with Martians, please let me know right away, he said. I've got a lot of other things on my plate but I expect that would go to the top of the list. Even if they're just microbes that would be pretty exciting.
NASA live-streamed the presidents call to members of Curiosity's Mars rover team, located at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California.
You've made us all proud, he told them, calling their work inspiring and an example of American ingenuity.
I'm going to give you guys a personal commitment to protect these investments in science and technology, he said.
He also asked about the NASA flight director who became an Internet sensation due to his highly visible role in the control room during Curiositys Martian landing last week.
You guys are a little cooler than you used to be, Obama joked when he asked about Mohawk guy, Flight Director Bobak Ferdowsi. "It does sound like NASA has come a long way from the white shirt, black dark-rimmed glasses and the pocket protectors," he noted.
"And I, in the past, thought about getting a mohawk myself but my team keeps on discouraging me," he continued. "And now that hes received marriage proposals and thousands of new Twitter followers, I think that Im going to go back to my team and see if it makes sense."
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His cancelling of NASA's mission to return to the moon, lent a devastating blow to the US on many levels, opportunities that might have regained US leadership in space travel, technology will be lost forever by other countries, namely China.
Whether it's to explore simply for the excitement that has kept Mankind on the constant path of discovery, thrill of it all, for scientific fulfillment, knowledge, to expand humankind's horizons, experience or even for economic benefit, gain. His idea of space travel is wearing Spock's ears that he thinks makes him so cool.
His comment about being immediately being informed if contact with Martians are made makes him sound even dorkier than he really is.
The Martians should watch out, before they know it he’ll be hitting them up for a campaign contribution.
Actually, “O” is afraid that if aliens are found, they’d want him back.
I think he meant Muslims...
I’m surprised he didn’t ask if they’ve seen the flag Neil Armstrong planted and if so, run the rover over it.
Oh that Obama... he’s so funny and witty.... He’s a freakin’ joke.
Designing “things,” building “stuff,” making “thingamajigs,” and looking for “Martians.” I’m surprised he didn’t ask to see where we “put the flag.”
It amazes me how this man turns EVERY situation around to reflect on himself. Notice all his comments about “I was thinking....” “I was going to....” “I should....”. Ugh disgusting.
I find his comments about dark-rimmed glasses & pocket portectors to be belittling.
O is just a giant specimen of functional mental illness on display.....so freakin glad this ass is our president /s
I abhor Obama, but I thought that was actually pretty funny.
Naw, that flag was planted by Buzz Lightyear.
I wonder how many Mooslims were on the NASA team?
If he wants to see a classic StarWars bar-scene he needs to take a close look at his cabinet.
On a visit to the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory in 2005, Jackson Lee made embarrassing news by asking if the Mars Pathfinder had taken an image of the flag planted there in 1969 by Neil Armstrong.
Prior to the 110th Congress, Jackson Lee served on the House Science Committee and on the Subcommittee that oversees space policy and NASA.
In other words, when NASA was white and male. Imagine the CF now if they had to deal with another Apollo 13 incident.
Even little kids are embarrassed by obama.
Do we have pics of obama dressed as a fool like this?
Ah, love to see others who think the same of the ObamaDORK as I.
This clown couldn’t pass a high school level class in any useful subject and has never had (nor ever could hold) a real job...so guess he was an ideal student for Columbia, Harvard law, community organizer, Illinois (a great big joke) senator, and finally, as the Cretin-in-Chief.
“...Do we have pics of obama dressed as a fool like this?...”
Probably not right now. However, one of our Photoshop experts will soon trot one out. Should be a good one due to the history of our resident ‘Shop users.
His jokes have always been low-wattage and sophomoric, but everyone in his bubble laughs at every one leading him to believe he's a comedy genius.
If you really need it to be perfect, I can manage it by sometime late afternoon. Please let me know.
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