NASA landed a rover on Mars last night. Across some 340 million miles, with nary a glitch at all. NASA is the best thing the United States ever came up with. They’re the most inspirational thing going on in America right now, I say with no hyperbole. We’re having problems deciding where to put roads, who should get money, whether we should allow people of the same gender to marry, and NASA is sending fucking probes to fucking Mars.
And from looking at the people running that flight, NASA clearly doesn’t give a shit who is doing it, as long as they’re doing it well.
NASA is more productive and inclusive than all of us.