Pardon me for being such a downer, but I have a hard time getting excited that Palestinian-American Nujoud Merancy is NASA Exploration Mission Planning Office Chief in Houston. NASA is a military operation. Is it likely that she got to where she is by standing for Palestinian self-determination or that she’ll stay in this position if she endorses BDS? What the hell does her ethnic background have to do with a damn thing & why does anyone think it matters? It only would if she was a person who put Palestinian justice before her career.