Starting with Nixon and the Apollo missions, we've been blasting presidential signatures into space for more than four decades. This one's the latest: Barack Obama's signature is on Mars rover Curiosity, with Joe Biden's right below it. This shot, of the left side of the rover's deck, was taken by the ever-flexible Curiosity on a recent Martian "sol," or Mars day. Also attached--on the neat, anodized aluminum plaque, which is the material of choice for this sort of thing--are the John Hancocks of various science advisers and NASA officials.
Its a real shame we had to put the worst face forward on sending up those two mistakes names into the history book of space. in 500 years we will find those and look back on the leaders who took america to a new low in financial and political struggles, while allowing china to plow ahead and take the world.
-The less we leave up to others is the more we command our lives-
That's a cool 40 year tradition.
“When Ignorance lurks, so too do the frontiers of discovery and imagination”
― Neil deGrasse Tyson
I can't help but imagine you made that statement for two possible reasons: A hard-liner republican drive, or a racial bigotry drive. Either way your sentiment is textbook to what's wrong with the U.S. Too many people taking sides, and no one playing for the home team. What's funny is most don't even understand the premise of the sides they take in politics. Just more rhetoric perpetuated through the masses of multiple communities.
As for the other thing... a melting pot of a country as such is bound to have government leadership of diverse cultural, religious, and ethnic background. In case you forget, there is only one race of sentient beings on this planet, and the only things that give us our physical differences is climate induced evolutionary design.
I guess you wouldn't know about that since you can't stand behind the gesture of your own president without taking into account your personal and political bias to see what statement it truly makes, at our level of development, to send the signature of a world leader to another world.