Today’s New York Times:
From 2002 until this year, NASA’s mission statement, prominently featured in its budget and planning documents, read: “To understand and protect our home planet; to explore the universe and search for life; to inspire the next generation of explorers … as only NASA can.”
In early February, the statement was quietly altered, with the phrase “to understand and protect our home planet” deleted.
Pathetic, and tragic.
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indeed… my country is becoming a shadow of itself. Seems like just another bow to the religious nuts and corporate raiders that run this sinking ship.