NASA’s “Mohawk Guy” became world famous after helping NASA’s huge Curiosity rover make a dramatic landing on Mars last year.
Bobak Ferdowski, a flight controller for NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover, will sit with first lady Michelle Obama during Tuesday’s State of the Union address.
This comes after Obama killed two ambitious space missions to Mars in 2016 and 2018.
Universe Today reported:
Just days after President Obama met with brilliant High School students at the 2012 White House Science Fair to celebrate their winning achievements and encourage America’s Youth to study science and take up careers in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) technical fields, the Obama Administration has decided on deep budgets cuts slashing away the very NASA science programs that would inspire those same students to shoot for the Stars and Beyond and answer the question – Are We Alone ?
Last year, the Obama Administration killed Project Constellation, NASA’s Human Spaceflight program to return American astronauts to the Moon. This year, the President has killed NASA’s ExoMars Robotic Spaceflight program aimed at dispatching two ambitious missions to Mars in 2016 and 2018 to search for signs of life.
Both ExoMars probes involved a joint new collaboration with the European Space Agency (ESA) carefully crafted to share costs in hard times and get the most bang for the buck.
That’s sort of a slap in the face, isn’t it?