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Some of you who are reading this are too young to remember the glory days of NASA – when the U.S. space agency put a man into Earth orbit and, a few years later, on the surface of the moon. NASA had brains and guts in those days – as evidenced by the remarkable story of Apollo 13 … or when astronauts weren't afraid to read passages from Scripture in their transmissions from space.
All of that has changed. Thanks to the Obama administration, NASA is charged with the responsibility of helping Muslims feel better about their scientific accomplishments. NASA is also trying to find life on other planets to prove that evolution can happen anywhere. And the space agency is spending millions of taxpayer dollars to prove that man-made global warming is real.
So how are these missions working out? Well, last week a NASA rocket, carrying a satellite called Glory, was launched, only to plummet a few minutes later into the Pacific Ocean. So sad, considering that its mission was to gather data supporting man-made global warming!
According to the Associated Press, the Glory represents "the second-straight blow to NASA's weakened environmental monitoring program. The same thing happened to another climate-monitoring satellite two years ago with the same type of rocket." A NASA official noted that "the loss of Glory will mostly hurt projections and modeling of future climate change."
Creation Moments hastens to add that the loss of Glory will also hurt U.S. taxpayers. In an economy that's already gasping for breath, a $424 million rocket and satellite are now gathering barnacles at the bottom of the Pacific.
Truth be told, the glory departed from NASA long ago when it became focused on missions in support of politically correct yet nonsensical pseudo-science. Yes, NASA has accomplished many amazing things, and we pray that someday the agency's former glory will return.
Photo: Artist's rendering of the Glory satellite in Earth orbit. The satellite is now lying at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean.