Monday, March 9, 2015

Scott Kelly: One of our space Ambassadors with our earthly neighbors...and not just Russia

                                          Astronaut Scott Kelly, left, Russian cosmonaut Gennady Padalka of the 
                                            Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos), center, and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko

March 27th! Almost here. Houston's Scott Kelly takes off with a Russian to arm wrestle in the International Space Station (ISS). NOT.

I have met Scott at his home in Houston. NICE guy! He will be in space with Russia's Mikhail during strange times between the US and Russia since the "cold war" Soviet days -- due to Ukraine...

If Putin had not gone nuts and  sent his troops and military hardware into the Crimea and East Ukraine we'd still be buddies.

Astronauts, fortunately, are not politicians; they could be more valuable as our space Ambassadors with our earthly neighbors...and not just Russia.

We really need to involve CHINA since they are going to the moon independently from us - and will have their own NEW space station when ours is falling into the ocean due to Congress neglect and old age. China has the hordes of cash needed to be in the space business - and their kids at tops in the world of science and math. 

Right now, an astronaut like Scott cannot even LEGALLY talk to a Chinese astronaut, or official for that matter...Now isn't that just silly? I've been a terrorism analyst and international lawyer who has been to China and it is beyond silly. It's a short-sighted, foolish policy to continue. Because otherwise they will pass us by due to Congress' inaction and poor funding.

I have and will be covering this issue in Global American Values blog...follow the fast moving world that impacts our lives every day.  

Stay informed to stay ahead.

Michael Fjetland, Publisher & Editor
Global American Values blog
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