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NASA Astronaut Takes Dig At Obama, Tells Aspiring Cadet To ‘Study Russian’

NASA astronaut and “the first mother to fly in space” Dr. Anna Fisher took a veiled shot at President Obama and his space policies Tuesday during an interview with a local anchor at Dulles International Airport where Discovery was making its last flight before being retired at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. The local anchor Kristin Fisher pulled a little boy named Ethan out of the crowd who was dressed up as a NASA pilot and asked him if he wanted to be an astronaut when he grew up, which he answered in the affirmative.

“Any advice for Ethan, an aspiring astronaut?” she asked her mom.

“Study Russian,” Fisher quipped, to laughter.

The Obama Administration ended the 30-year space shuttle program last summer, forcing NASA to rely on private rocketmakers to get astronauts into space. American astronauts presently have to pay Russia $63 million a seat to reach the International Space Station.

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(h/t Washington Free Beacon)

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