First Man on Mars?

The Congressional bonehead award goes to Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) who, on a visit to JPL, asked if Mars Pathfinder had taken an image of the flag planted there in 1969 by Neil Armstrong! Quipped Rep. Vernon Ehlers (R-MI) to the Washington Times: “We just don’t teach enough science.” Worse, Jackson Lee, who represents Houston, is a member of the House Science Committee’s space subcommittee.

Do I have to explain to anyone what the problem with that statement is?


4/24/2017: Editor’s Update: Thanks in large part to Nancy Pelosi being removed as Majority Leader of the House many years ago, Sheila Jackson-Lee no longer is on the House Science Committee, Space Subcommittee.