“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.
Perhaps some committee reassignments
are in order…”