Recently, The Daily Show talked about how reaching out to the Muslim world had become one of NASA’s mandates (I wanted to embed the clip, but it’s not working properly). The incongruity (Muslims? Space?) is ripe for humour, of course.
This may not be as far-fetched as it sounds.
I submit to you that scientific collaboration can occur despite political conflicts.
I submit to you that the United States was never held in higher esteem around the world than at this point in its history: