Non veni pacem mittere, sed gladium.
By Apollo 17, they had the mission down, had done the preliminary science complete and were starting to get into the more interesting projects.Now we need the Russians just to get into orbit. What would they have thought then if you'd predicted a NASA where a critical mission (as outlined by the president) was making Muslims feel good about themselves? And if you have told them we'd need to hitch a ride with the Russians?
Shouldn't this be listed under cabin porn CW? ;)
Maybe even motor porn.