Memo to the president-elect about NASA
From: Andrew Dessler
Re: What to do about NASA on your first day in office
- Fire Michael Griffin, NASA’s current administrator. He says stupid things about climate change and is going to be an impediment to the change that NASA needs.
- Put the Earth back in NASA’s mandate. In 2006, the Bush Administration quietly deleted the phrase “to understand and protect our home planet” from the NASA mission statement. This move perfectly encapsulated Bush’s attitude toward the environment, and with a stroke of your pen you can show how things have changed.