Obama’s Islamization of NASA
Obama tells director of NASA to open NASA to non-US Muslims
2010 interview: NASA Administrator Charles Bolden gave an interview to, wait for it … Al Jazeera, in which he said:
“When I became the NASA administrator — or before I became the NASA administrator — he [the president] charged me with three things. One was he wanted me to help re-inspire children to want to get into science and math, he wanted me to expand our international relationships, and third, and perhaps foremost, he wanted me to find a way 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 math and engineering,”
Obama's Plan for NASA : Forget Space, Improve Relations With Muslim World
Obama changes law to allow non-US citizens to train and work at NASA
Three Emiratis who are the first non-US citizens to train at the Nasa space agency said the intensive programme could be vitally important for the future scientific development of the UAE."This is a one-of-a kind. It's a first step into something bigger," said Hazza Bani Malek, 20, speaking from the Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley, California.
Mr Bani Malek was selected along with his colleagues Hamad Rajab and Shamma al Qassim by the Arab Youth Venture Foundation, an organisation in RAK, to take part in the Educational Associates programme, which was previously reserved for US citizens.
The programme is sponsored by Mubadala, the Abu Dhabi Government's strategic investment company. Nine more Emirati students are slated for training at Nasa this autumn.
All three interns said their participation was particularly significant in view of the US President, Barrack Obama's recent advocation of increased collaboration with the Arab world in the realms of science and technology.
The program will be expanded with 8 more non-US Muslims by the end of 2010.