“Beam Me Up, Scotty”

I suspect we are all always learning—at least we like to think so. Well, today I learned two things, at least. One is that the United Nations has already had in place the Office for Outer Space Affairs (Unoosa). Not sure about what they actually do but they’ve been there a while. The new twist is the UN is appointing a ‘Space Ambassador’ to be the initial contact for aliens visiting earth. Aliens from outer space, not the undocumented kind. She is Mazlan Othman from Malaysia and her mission is “to coordinate humanity’s response to an extraterrestrial visit, if required.”

My take is that the UN, similiar to DC, never wants to miss an opportunity to allow aliens in because they are potential voters and taxpayers.