Skip to comments.NASA Astronauts Announce Second Letter to NASA at Heartland Conference
Posted on 05/23/2012 9:39:28 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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At the Heartland Conference in Chicago this morning, four of the forty-nine signers of the March letter to NASA Administrator Charles Bolden (discussed at WUWT here, here, and here) appeared to discuss their reasons for signing that letter and to announce a second letter responding to NASAs response.
The text of that letter is reproduced below:
May 11, 2012
The Honorable Charles Bolden, Jr. NASA Administrator
Washington, D.C. 20546-0001
In our letter of March 28, 2012, we, the undersigned, respectfully requested that NASA and the Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) refrain from including unproven remarks in public releases and websites.
On April 11th, Dr. Waleed Abdalati responded, holding that: As an agency, NASA does not draw conclusions and issue claims about research findings.
Eight days later, at a senate hearing, Dr. Abdalati, did just that, concluding that Sea-Level rise within the next 87 years projects within a range of 0.2 meters to 2 meters, with lower ranges less likely while the highest values are based on warmest of the temperature scenarios commonly considered for the remainder of the 21st century. Abdalati added: The consequences of a 1 meter rise in sea level by the end of this century would be very significant in terms of human well-being and economics, and potentially global socio-political stability.
The range and imprecision of this conclusion is astounding!
Commonly considered? Is this science by poll? If hard data points to a provable rise, it should be stated with its probability. Can you imagine one of your predecessors, Dr. Thomas Paine, declaring, Our Apollo 11 Lunar Landers target is the Sea of Tranquility, but we may make final descent within a range that includes Crater Clavius?
We are not trying to stifle discourse, but undisciplined commentary, lacking in precision, is wholly inappropriate when NASAs name and reputation is attached.
This letter should end the discussion, as a protracted discourse on this topic is not in NASAs interest, but a commitment from you to equal or exceed the agencys reputation for careful reliance upon rigorous science and accurate data most certainly is!
Join us, please, in encouraging your colleagues to achieve the level of excellence the world has come to expect from Americas National Aeronautics and Space Administration!
Waiting to do so is not an option!
PS Waiting to send was not an option either we have fewer signatures than the first, as not everyone was reachable and only one opted out.
/s/ Jack Barneburg, Jack JSC, Space Shuttle Structures, Engineering Directorate, 34 years
/s/ Larry Bell JSC, Mgr. Shuttle Cargo Engineering, Crew Syst. Div. 32 years
/s/ Jerry C. Bostick JSC, Director of Mission Support, 23 years
/s/ Dr. Phillip K. Chapman JSC, Scientist astronaut, 5 years
/s/ Michael F. Collins, JSC, Chief, Flight Design and Dynamics Div., MOD, 41 years
/s/ Dr. Kenneth Cox JSC, Chief Flight Dynamics Div., Engr. Directorate, 40 years
/s/ Walter Cunningham JSC, Astronaut, Apollo 7, 8 years
/s/ Dr. Donald M. Curry JSC, Mgr. Shuttle Leading Edge, Thermal Protection Sys., Engr. Dir., 44 years
/s/ Leroy Day Hdq. Deputy Director, Space Shuttle Program, 19 years
/s/Charles F. Deiterich JSC, Mgr., Flight Operations Integration, MOD, 30 years
/s/ Dr. Harold Doiron JSC, Chairman, Shuttle Pogo Prevention Panel, 16 years
/s/ Grace Germany JSC, Program Analyst, 35 years
/s/ Richard Gordon JSC, Astronaut, Gemini Xi, Apollo 12, 9 years
/s/ Gerald D. Griffin JSC, Apollo Flight Director, and Director of Johnson Space Center, 22 years
/s/ Thomas M. Grubbs JSC, Chief, Aircraft Maintenance and Engineering Branch, 31 years
/s/ David W. Heath JSC, Reentry Specialist, MOD, 30 years
/s/ Miguel A. Hernandez, Jr. PE JSC, Flight crew training and operations, 14 years
/s/ Enoch Jones JSC, Mgr. SE&I, Shuttle Program Office, 26 years
/s/ Dr. Joseph Kerwin JSC, Astronaut, Skylab 2, Director of Space and Life Sciences, 22 years
/s/ Jack Knight JSC, Chief, Advanced Operations and Development Div., MOD, 40 years
/s/ Dr. Christopher C. Kraft JSC, Apollo Flight Director and Director of Johnson Space Center, 24 years
/s/ Paul C. Kramer JSC, Asst. for Planning Aeroscience and Flight Mechanics Div., Egr. Dir., 34 years
/s/ Dr. Lubert Leger JSC, Asst. Chief Materials Div., Engr. Directorate, 30 years
/s/ Dr. Humbolt C. Mandell JSC, Mgr. Shuttle Program Control and Advance Programs, 40 years
/s/ Donald K. McCutchen JSC, Project Engineer Space Shuttle and ISS Program Offices, 33 years
/s/ Richard McFarland ARC, Mgr. Tech development VMS & Motion Simulators, 28 years
/s/ Thomas L. (Tom) Moser Hdq. Dep. Assoc. Admin. & Director, Space Station Program, 28 years
/s/ Dr. George Mueller Hdq., Assoc. Adm., Office of Space Flight, 6 years
/s/ James Peacock JSC, Apollo and Shuttle Program Office, 21 years
/s/ Alex Pope JSC, Aerospace Engineer, Engr. Directorate, 44 years
/s/ Joseph E. Rogers JSC, Chief, Structures and Dynamics Branch, Engr. Directorate,40 years
/s/ Bernard J. Rosenbaum JSC, Chief Engineer, Propulsion and Power Div., Engr. Dir., 48 years
/s/ James R. Roundtree JSC, Sim. Dev. Branch Chief, Systems Dev. Div., Mission Support Dir., 26 years
/s/ Dr. Harrison (Jack) Schmitt JSC, Astronaut Apollo 17, 10 years
/s/ Kenneth Suit JSC, Asst Mgr., Systems Integration, Space Shuttle, 37 years
/s/ Robert F. Thompson JSC, Program Manager, Space Shuttle, 44 years
/s/ Frank Van Renesselaer Hdq. Dir. Expendable Equipment (Ext. Tank, Solid Boosters, & Shuttle Upper Stages), 20 years
/s/ James Visentine JSC Materials Branch, Engr. Directorate, 30 years
/s/ Manfred (Dutch) von Ehrenfried JSC, Flight Controller; Mercury, Gemini & Apollo, MOD, 10 years
/s/ Al Worden JSC, Astronaut, Apollo 15, 9 years
/s/ Thomas (Tom) Wysmuller ARC, GSFC, Hdq. - Meteorologist, 5 years
The current NASA leadership isn't worthy to carry a bucket of thier cold, stale p*ss.
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And they are failing miserably at their “Muslim Outreach” mission, too.
The outreach might be working for Dr. Waleed Abdalati, who sounds like an affirmative action hire. I can’t imagine he’s a Presbyterian.
They are all DENIERS!!!!
Sorry got posessed by a MSM demon there for a few mins, did I miss anything?
Well read this thread for even more:
And who is Václav Klaus?
Well he is author of
Blue Planet in Green Shackles: What Is Endangered: Climate or Freedom? [Paperback] Vaclav Klaus (Author)
Also President of the Czech Republic .
Earth First, we’ll strip mine the other planets later....
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