[FPSPACE] Houston, we have an Administrator
dstdba at post4.tele.dk
Sat May 16 01:19:44 EDT 2009
Does Charles Bolden possess any international strengths?
I gather he never travelled to Mir, and that he has never
been inside a Soyuz capsule - except perhaps in Star City?
Does he speak Russian? Mandarine?
His excellent shuttle credentials will of course allow him
to oversee the binning of Discovery, Atlantis, and Endeavour.
And I'm sure he will never allow a repeat of the 2007 NASA
launch pad display of utter ignorance when the shuttle was
But the ability and perspective required to negotiate with
Russian, European, and Chinese space agencies must rank high
for a 2009 NASA Administrator nominee.
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