NASA’s commitment to diversity in photo.

As proof of NASA’s commitment to diversity, they included an old white guy in a photo with doctors, scientists, engineers, pilots and military officers. Whoa!

And my first thought:  what is Mike Pence doing in that photo?

Answer: NASA astronauts, class of 2017, are welcomed by a representative of the Trump administration.* (These are the chosen 12 out of 18,300 applicants – 0.065% chance of selection, wow.  Pretty sure the applicant list for VP was barely even double digit … just sayin.’)

My second thought: what could these astronauts talk about with the VP?

NASA funding? Nyet.  No details.

Climate change? Nyet. Not a believer.

Anything science related? Nyet. I’m a believer.

Mrs. Pence’s beehive? Oh yes! We do need to save the bees.  

Nod and smile politely.  We do need to save the bees.


Full disclosure: I saw a headline referring to Mrs. Pence’s beehive yesterday and I immediately thought she had her hair done. In a beehive.  Mother Pence.

* Yes, Ann.  It still kills me a little to type the words ‘Trump administration.’

 

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