“When I became the NASA administrator, [Obama] charged me with three things," NASA head Charles Bolden said in a recent interview with the Middle Eastern news network al-Jazeera. "One, he wanted me to help re-inspire children to want to get into science and math; he wanted me to expand our international relationships; and third, and perhaps foremost, he wanted me to find a way to reach out to the Muslim world and engage much more with dominantly Muslim nations to help them feel good about their historic contribution to science, math, and engineering." (“NASA’s new mission: Building ties to the Muslim world”).
Fly Mo to the Moon
(to the melody of “Fly Me to the Moon,” with plenty of Rat Pack “wow”)
Fly Mo to the moon
Let’s help him pray among the stars
Let them know the muezzin's wail
On Jupiter and Mars
In other words -- kiss the hand
In other words -- sweet submission
Let’s all sing again
How Mo’s zeroes were the best
And now Mo’s close to zero in
His countdown on the West
In other words -- please give in
In other words -- man, we’re through!