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  • US Won’t be Returning to Moon, NASA Chief Says

    04/08/2013 3:31:44 PM PDT · by anymouse · 34 replies
    America won’t be repeating that historic one small step anytime soon -- not according to NASA chief Charlie Bolden, anyway. “NASA is not going to the Moon with a human as a primary project probably in my lifetime,” Bolden told a joint meeting of the Space Studies Board and the Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board in Washington last week, according to Jeff Foust of SpacePolitics.com. “And the reason is, we can only do so many things.”
  • Congress Grills NASA Chief Over Next Big Rocket Design (Answer was due in Jan of 2011)

    07/12/2011 2:46:33 PM PDT · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 35 replies
    Space.com ^ | 07/12/2011 | Space.com
    A congressional panel grilled NASA chief Charlie Bolden today (July 12) on Capitol Hill, repeatedly asking him why the space agency has yet to choose a design for its next-generation heavy-lift rocket. Last year Congress gave NASA until mid-January 2011 to pick a design for the rocket, known as the Space Launch System, that will carry astronauts on deep space missions. NASA still has not made an official decision, and members of the House of Representatives' Committee on Science, Space and Technology took Bolden to task. "We've waited for answers that have not come. We've pleaded for answers that have...
  • Muslim Outreach? NASA Chief Heads to Saudi Arabia

    10/03/2010 2:23:49 PM PDT · by opentalk · 14 replies · 1+ views
    The Blaze ^ | October 1, 2010 | Meredith Jessup
    Just months after NASA Administrator Charles Bolden drew public attention for claiming his “foremost” directive from the Obama White House was increased outreach to the Muslim world, he’s embarked on a trip this weekend to Saudi Arabia. In early July, Bolden told Al Jazeera network that one of President Obama’s directives for him was “to reach out to the Muslim world and engage with dominantly Muslim nations to help them feel good about their historic contribution to science and engineering.” Days later, the White House contradicted Bolden’s remarks; Press secretary Robert Gibbs reported that such activities were not among Mr....
  • Charlie Bolden and NASA Middle East Outreach: Take II

    09/19/2010 4:13:17 PM PDT · by anymouse · 7 replies
    SpaceRef ^ | September 19, 2010 | Keith Cowing and Frank Sietzen, Jr.
    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 of commemorating a Space Shuttle flight 25 years ago. The excuse being used for this trip is the 25th anniversary of the flight of Sultan bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, a nephew of the...
  • A Second Open Letter to NASA Administrator Bolden: Fire Lori Garver

    Dear Administrator Bolden: Your agency-wide message to all NASA employees on Wednesday, July 28 appeared, in part, to be a response to the first "Open Letter" sent to you on Tuesday, July 27, calling for you to remove your Deputy, Lori Garver. Rather than "celebrating your first anniversary at NASA with Lori", you should be moving swiftly to replace her with someone who can help you implement the plan Congress is in the process of providing you. Yes, the NASA family, Government and Contractor alike, have achieved many successes this past year, but this is in spite of Ms. Garver,...
  • An Open Letter to NASA Administrator Charles Bolden

    07/28/2010 8:54:27 PM PDT · by Concerned_About_NASA_2010 · 4 replies · 1+ views
    Concerned About NASA ^ | 7/26/10 | Concerned About NASA
    An Open Letter to NASA Administrator Charles Bolden July 26, 2010 Dear Administrator Bolden: Congress has recently voted on legislation which will put NASA on a sensible path, which Congress, the White House and NASA can all use so the space agency can move beyond its current malaise to a bright future. It’s quite clear to everyone the primary cause of this malaise is your Deputy, Lori Garver. Now that Congress has spoken it’s time for you to take action and remove Ms. Garver. It’s time for you to have a heart to heart, one on one, with President Obama...
  • The NASA Authorization Act of 2010

    The bill would authorize NASA appropriations for FY 2011-2013 with the same top-line budget values as the President’s request to Congress. The bill would support an overall growth in science, aeronautics, and space technology and define a long-term goal for human space flight to expand a permanent human presence beyond low-Earth orbit. Key objectives of this goal would include full utilization of the International Space Station (ISS), determining the ability of humans to live in space for extended periods of time, maximizing the role of space exploration and technology in current and future missions, advancing knowledge and inspiring young people...
  • NASA SCHMASA! What About These Other Hidden Agendas?

    07/13/2010 9:32:46 AM PDT · by BigChiefLtd · 1 replies
    Grand Rants ^ | 7/13/2010 | Gerry Ashley
    One of the most frequently used techniques: “Whenever you receive a difficult question, validate the question in a way that makes whatever bullsh*t you throw back at them seem believable and appropriate. If necessary, throw someone under the bus as long (as it is a subordinate.)” In other words, precede your lies with “That’s an excellent question…” then proceed to unload the boatload of manure. No Press Secretary in recent history has had to do more of that than Robert Gibbs.
  • White House denies NASA remark on Muslim outreach (Bolden thrown under the bus)

    07/12/2010 12:06:04 PM PDT · by Names Ash Housewares · 54 replies
    Yahoo ^ | July 12th, 2010
    WASHINGTON – The White House is contradicting the NASA administrator's claim that President Barack Obama assigned him to reach out to Muslims on science matters. NASA Administrator Charles Bolden recently told Al-Jazeera network that one of the charges Obama gave him was "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 engineering." Some conservative activists criticized the remarks. 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...
  • White House denies NASA remark on Muslim outreach (Bolden thrown under the bus)

    07/12/2010 12:05:54 PM PDT · by Names Ash Housewares · 13 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo ^ | July 12th, 2010
    WASHINGTON – The White House is contradicting the NASA administrator's claim that President Barack Obama assigned him to reach out to Muslims on science matters. NASA Administrator Charles Bolden recently told Al-Jazeera network that one of the charges Obama gave him was "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 engineering." Some conservative activists criticized the remarks. 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 to loan Iran the Apollo Moon rocks for upcoming stoning.

    07/09/2010 5:12:11 PM PDT · by cruise_missile · 29 replies · 1+ views
    NASA Islam outreach center ^ | 7/9/2010 | Mr. Self
    NASA Administrator Charles Bolden revealed his plans to improve relations between America's space exploration agency and the Muslim world to Al Jazeera before Congress, the Washington Examiner reported. 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 Space and Aeronautics recalled to the newspaper. "That stunned me. I didn't believe it." "NASA...
  • NASA Chief Revealed Muslim Outreach Plan to Al Jazeera Before Congress

    07/09/2010 4:01:54 PM PDT · by Upstate NY Guy · 14 replies · 1+ views
    FOXNews ^ | 7/9/10 | Washington Examiner via FoxNews
    NASA Administrator Charles Bolden revealed his plans to improve relations between America's space exploration agency and the Muslim world to Al Jazeera before Congress, the Washington Examiner reported. 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 Space and Aeronautics recalled to the newspaper. "That stunned me. I didn't believe it." Bolden's...
  • Is Obama's NASA Policy Lost In Space?

    07/06/2010 7:25:00 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 17 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 7-6-10 | Jared H. McAndersen
    When you think things couldn't possibly get dumberer (its a word...when playing Scrabble with Biden...) with the Obama Administration, check out NASA Administrator Charles Bolden's attempt to employ the comedy's classic rule of three with Al Jazeera... (You can view the video embedded in the original post here or at YouTube) The FOREMOST item on NASA's agenda is to "reach out to the Muslim world?!?" to help them "feel good..." Either somebody needs to get our president a cigarette, because he MUST be suffering from nicotine withdrawal, or Obama is bored with being president and now wants to be...
  • Former NASA Head: Current Islamo-Focus of Agency "Deeply Flawed"

    07/06/2010 11:35:12 AM PDT · by nysuperdoodle · 7 replies
    ECR ^ | 6 Jul 10 | EC
    Michael Griffin, former head of NASA for the Bush administration, came out swinging today about Charles Bolden's assertion that the "prime mission" of NASA is to make Muslims feel better about themselves. I wonder how some of the other people who spent their careers making NASA what it is will respond?
  • NASA to boost Muslim self-esteem?

    07/05/2010 3:08:43 PM PDT · by ezfindit · 73 replies · 1+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 7/5/2010 | Rick Moran
    This is a truly remarkable video found at Powerline of NASA administrator Charles Bolden telling al-Jazeera that NASA is now tasked "to find a way to reach out to the Muslim world and engage much more with predominantly Muslim nations to help them feel good about their historic contribution to science, math, and engineering." The agency that sent a man to the moon has been enlisted to improve the self-esteem of Muslims.
  • NASA:Making Muslims feel good where they've never felt good before!

    07/05/2010 9:04:33 AM PDT · by Alaphiah123 · 11 replies · 3+ views
    Creating Orwellian Worldview ^ | 7/5/2010 | Alaphiah
    NASA has a new mission under president Barry Hussein Soetoro and it isn’t to boldly go [in space] where no man has gone before. Moreover, NASA’s primary mission isn’t to revisit the moon or to even land on an asteroid for now. On Talk to Jazeera an English speaking Islamic television show the New Administrator of NASA, Charles Bolden a Black man, on the first anniversary of president Barry Hussein Soetoro Cairo speech is visiting in the Islamic world and interviewing in an effort to encourage Muslims according to Mr. Bolden. Mr. Bolden said that the president charged him with...
  • Obama tasks NASA with building Muslim self-esteem (not satire)

    07/05/2010 7:15:02 AM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 77 replies · 2+ views
    Powerlineblog.com ^ | 07/05/2010 | Paul Mirengoff
    In the video below, Charles Bolden, head of NASA, tells Al Jazeera that the "foremost" task President Obama has given him is "to find a way to reach out to the Muslim world and engage much more with predominantly Muslim nations to help them feel good about their historic contribution to science, math, and engineering." Thus, NASA's primary mission is no longer to enhance American science and engineering or to explore space, but to boost the self-esteem of "predominantly Muslim nations." Exploring space didn't even make the top three things Obama wants Bolden to accomplish. The other two are "re-inspire...
  • NASA boss investigated for possible conflict of interest on biofuel project

    06/20/2010 3:40:04 PM PDT · by spacejunkie01 · 3 replies
    Orlando Slantinel ^ | June 20, 2010 | Robert Block and Mark K. Matthews
    While millions of barrels of spilled oil choke the Gulf of Mexico, NASA is working on an ocean-based biofuels venture that could revolutionize clean-energy production at sea and treat wastewater at the same time. The scientist running the $10 million experiment, called Project OMEGA, uses words such as groundbreaking and exciting to describe his baby. But there's a hitch. NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden doesn't believe in OMEGA — and has sought to slow it down. The reason: He was advised against it by Marathon Oil — the Texas-based company on whose board Bolden sat until he was named NASA administrator...
  • NASA plans more outreach to Muslim countries

    03/12/2010 7:19:00 PM PST · by myknowledge · 37 replies · 751+ views
    Orland Sentinel ^ | February 16, 2010 | Mark Matthews
    WASHINGTON — NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden said Tuesday that President Barack Obama has asked him to “find ways to reach out to dominantly Muslim countries” as the White House pushes the space agency to become a tool of international diplomacy. “In addition to the nations that most of you usually hear about when you think about the International Space Station, we now have expanded our efforts to reach out to non-traditional partners,” said Bolden, speaking to a lecture hall of young engineering students.
  • NASA Plan Falls Flat In Congress (Obama gutting of NASA in trouble already)

    02/26/2010 11:40:21 AM PST · by Names Ash Housewares · 25 replies · 773+ views
    Aviation Week and Space Technology ^ | Feb 26, 2010 | Frank Morring, Jr.
    NASA’s proposed policy turnaround faces stiff bipartisan opposition in Congress, which twice authorized the George W. Bush administration’s Constellation program with bipartisan support. In back-to-back Senate and House hearings by the NASA authorizing committees this week, members from both parties sharply questioned Administrator Charles Bolden about the new plan he was defending. No lawmaker in either hearing endorsed the change. Objections to it fall into two broad categories — the lack of a clear objective in space for the new program, and the “faith-based” belief, in the words of one House member, that a commercial route to orbit for U.S....
  • NASA's Bolden Defends Space Policy Before Senate Panel

    02/25/2010 9:11:04 AM PST · by Marcus · 7 replies · 372+ views
    Associated Content ^ | February 25th 2010 | Mark R. Whittington
    NASA administrator Charles Bolden attempted to defend the new Obama space policy before a hearing of the Science and Space Subcommittee of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation.
  • NASA to 'Reach Out' to Muslim Countries

    02/17/2010 1:01:08 PM PST · by Marcus · 50 replies · 881+ views
    Associated Content ^ | February 17h 2010 | Mark R. Whittington
    A recent story in the Orlando Sentinel suggests that the Obama administration intends NASA to become as much a tool of international diplomacy as it is an agency that furthers science, commerce, and the national security needs of the US. Specifically NASA is supposed to start an outreach to the Muslim world.
  • NASA to Focus on Muslim Outreach

    02/17/2010 9:47:37 PM PST · by T.L.Sink · 15 replies · 632+ views
    Judicial Watch ^ | Feb. 17, 2010
    A few weeks after killing the U.S.A.'s world-famous moon-mission program, Obama has ordered the space agency to focus on reaching out to Muslim countries. When Obama announced earlier this month that he would slash NASA's $100 billion plan to return astronauts to the moon, he didn't mention where some of the resources would be redirected. NASA's new secret outreach mission was conveniently omitted though the head of the agency finally revealed it this week. NASA administrator Charlie Bolden disclosed that Obama wants him to "find ways to reach out to dominantly Muslim countries" as part of the administration's efforts to...
  • Is Obama-Appointed Head of NASA a Former or Closet Radical?

    02/18/2010 10:23:44 AM PST · by MindBender26 · 102 replies · 1,633+ views
    At first glance, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden seems like the perfect candidate to head the U.S space agency. A former Marine test pilot and a minority, he flew the Space Shuttle four times, twice as the co-pilot and twice as the Commander. Bolden retired from the Marines as a Major General and had an excellent career there, although it was not highly distinguished. Had he not been an astronaut, he probably would have retired, at most, as a Colonel. But Bolden is now in the process of following Obama’s orders to destroy America’s manned spaceflight program. The international prestige we...
  • NASA's Bolden Touts Mars by 2030s as Space Exploration Goal

    02/11/2010 8:15:27 AM PST · by Marcus · 27 replies · 501+ views
    a ^ | February 10th 2010 | Mark R. Whittington
    NASA administrator Charles Bolden recently sat down with the editorial board of the Houston Chronicle and opened his mind about what he thought whatever exploration plan that replaced Constellation would send NASA and the United States.
  • NASA's Bolden - No Human Space Exploration Until 2030

    02/07/2010 12:11:41 PM PST · by Marcus · 79 replies · 1,671+ views
    Associated Content ^ | February 7th 2010 | Mark R. Whittington
    NASA administrator Charles Bolden met with the media in advanced of the flight of the space shuttle Endeavour STS 130, now planned for Monday morning. Bolden offered some astonishing admissions about the Obama space plan.
  • Ethics Update [Source: WHITEHOUSE.GOV]

    09/05/2009 2:20:09 PM PDT · by Cindy · 11 replies · 643+ views
    WHITEHOUSE.gov ^ | FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 4TH, 2009 AT 2:56 PM | Posted by Norm Eisen
    Note: The following text is a quote: THE BRIEFING ROOM • THE BLOG FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 4TH, 2009 AT 2:56 PM Ethics Update Posted by Norm Eisen We have previously reported six limited waivers that have been granted by the White House pursuant to the President’s Executive Order on Ethics for Executive Branch personnel – the strongest ethics standards in U.S. government history. Three of these waivers involved lobbying-related issues and three did not. We blogged about them here, here, and here. Several months ago, the public interest community suggested that we also make available in a central place limited waivers...
  • Obama Names Bolden for NASA

    05/28/2009 4:59:36 PM PDT · by Coleus · 39 replies · 1,694+ views
    tna ^ | 05.27.09 | Steve DuBord
    “Obama's NASA selection is a boost for manned spaceflight” proclaimed the headline to the May 24 Los Angeles Times story. Apparently, “the choice of astronaut Charles Bolden as NASA administrator reassures many who feared that Obama was lukewarm on future manned missions,” and is being interpreted as supporting NASA’s goal of humans once again going to the moon by 2020.“Clearly Charlie Bolden would not have taken the job if he were being asked to shut down human spaceflight," said John Logsdon, a space policy expert in Washington, according to the Times. If approved by the Senate to take the captain’s...
  • Obama's NASA selection is a boost for manned spaceflight

    05/24/2009 5:51:15 AM PDT · by anniegetyourgun · 10 replies · 493+ views
    LATimes ^ | 5/24/09 | John Johnson, Jr.
    President Obama's selection Saturday of former astronaut Charles F. Bolden Jr. to head NASA gives a boost to the agency's manned space program and its stated goal of returning humans to the moon by 2020. During the presidential campaign, Obama had seemed lukewarm toward NASA and its hugely expensive human spaceflight program. Space enthusiasts were particularly worried after Obama staffers floated the idea of taking money from the agency to fund domestic programs.
  • Obama picks ex-astronaut Bolden to lead NASA

    05/23/2009 1:56:43 PM PDT · by Artemis Webb · 87 replies · 2,473+ views
    Reuters ^ | 05/23/09 | David Alexander and Irene Klotz
    WASHINGTON/CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) – President Barack Obama will name former space shuttle commander Charles Bolden to lead NASA, the White House said on Saturday, in the midst of a major shift in the U.S. human space program. Bolden, 62, a retired Marine general, flew on four shuttle missions before leaving the U.S. space agency in 1994 to return to the military. Bolden, who would become the 12th administrator in NASA's 51-year history and its first black head, is seen as a strong advocate for human space flight. "I think it's good news and good for the agency," said Frank...
  • Obama Names New NASA Leadership

    05/23/2009 10:45:36 AM PDT · by sionnsar · 19 replies · 730+ views
    WaPo ^ | 5/23/2009 | Scott Wilson
    President Obama yesterday nominated a former Marine aviator and space shuttle astronaut to become the new head of NASA and oversee a broad review of the agency's ambitions for manned and robotic space exploration. Retired Maj. Gen. Charles F. Bolden Jr. would become the first African American to run the space agency if approved by the Senate. In addition to his long résumé of military and NASA experience, Bolden served more recently as chief executive of a defense and aerospace consulting firm. He briefly worked as an aerospace lobbyist, until the fall of 2005. Bolden would take over NASA at...
  • Obama to name Bolden NASA chief as early as Saturday

    05/22/2009 9:18:54 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 22 replies · 838+ views
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | May 22, 2009 | Robert Block
    WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama will name former astronaut Charles Bolden as NASA administrator as early as Saturday, according to congressional sources. If confirmed by the U.S. Senate, the retired Marine Corps general will be the first African-American to head the agency. The timing, the sources said, is keyed to the landing of space shuttle Atlantis, which remained in orbit Friday because of bad weather but will return Saturday or Sunday. The president also will announce that his campaign space adviser, Lori Garver, will be Bolden's deputy, the sources said. Several members of Congress were called Friday and briefed by...
  • Former astronaut, military man Bolden rumored for top NASA post

    01/08/2009 6:14:28 AM PST · by PurpleMan · 17 replies · 754+ views
    Scientific American ^ | Jan 7, 2009 | John Matson
    As an astronaut from 1980 to 1994, Bolden flew into space four times, piloting two shuttle missions and commanding two more, according to his official NASA bio. He left the agency to return to the military, having previously served in Vietnam and as a naval test pilot, and rose to the rank of major general in the U.S. Marine Corps before retiring in 2003.
  • Woodward Confirms Felt is "Deep Throat"

    05/31/2005 2:24:51 PM PDT · by kcvl · 748 replies · 21,544+ views
    Per MSNBC