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.
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.’