Kuwait Times - - LOCAL - By Labeed Ab­dal lo­cal@kuwait­

NASA’s an­nounce­ment that it had se­lected 12 new as­tro­nauts for fu­ture space and Earth or­bit­ing mis­sions was con­sid­ered good news for Amer­i­cans and peo­ple world­wide, es­pe­cially those wish­ing to move for­ward. The new as­tro­nauts in­clude seven males and five fe­males aging be­tween 29-42 who work as en­gi­neers, re­search en­gi­neers, physi­cians, as­sis­tant pro­fes­sors, stu­dents and army per­son­nel. NASA al­ways em­pha­sizes that it looks for­ward to pro­vide op­por­tu­ni­ties to as­tro­nauts with new talents and po­ten­tial be­cause they are the fu­ture of ex­plo­ration in var­i­ous lines of knowl­edge.

Though the mission has so many goals, it is im­por­tant to re-de­scribe the mission be­cause par­tic­i­pat­ing coun­tries like Russia, China, In­dia and, re­cently, Egypt and the UAE still de­scribe it as ‘trav­el­ling into space,’ which is not ac­tu­ally an empty space. It is full of plan­ets, stars, moons, me­te­ors and ‘scrap’ parts left over by ear­lier space mis­sions. Those coun­tries have lim­ited re­sources and thus pur­chase used space­ships’ parts.

On the other hand, this mission should be enough to re­fute all the ques­tion­ing done about the maiden space mission and us­ing fake im­ages of as­tro­nauts walk­ing on the moon’s sur­face to claim su­pe­ri­or­ity dur­ing a hot war be­tween two ma­jor pow­ers. De­spite the fact that the mission’s main goals are sci­ence and re­search-ori­ented, de­fense and mil­i­tary ob­jec­tives re­main of high pri­or­ity, when­ever na­tional se­cu­rity is at jeop­ardy.

In all heav­enly re­li­gions, Al­lah has cho­sen names for his prophets, ad­dressed them and their peo­ple, spoke about cre­at­ing Adam and Eve and hav­ing them live on Earth. Al­lah has cre­ated seven heav­ens and made all crea­tures serve the needs of hu­man be­ings.

It is full of plan­ets, stars, moons, me­te­ors and ‘scrap’ parts left over by ear­lier space mis­sions

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