Wed, Jun 23, 2010
Aero-News: Quote of the Day
ANN's Quote of the Day usually derives from current news,
though we reserve the right to pick quotes out of history that have
a bearing on the day's events and issues.
Sometimes, you'll find them timely and in keeping with the
content of the day's news... and sometimes, they'll just be
Reader suggestions and comments are welcome... and if
particularly intriguing, timely, or poignant, may themselves
become future Quotes of the Day.
Let us hear from you, folks!
Aero-News Quote of the Day
"(T)he commercial crew to Space Station program is a
fundamental enabler of NASA's human space exploration beyond Earth
orbit, specifically because it will free up the NASA dollars needed
to develop deep space transportation and exploration systems for
astronauts. Moreover, a commercial crew to Station transportation
system, involving multiple separate space lines as the President
has proposed, is more robust than a single-legged transportation
plan, whether domestic or foreign."
Source: Excerpt from an open letter signed
by 53 space leaders urging Congress to fully fund both the
commercial low-earth orbit manned space program and NASA's program
beyond earth orbit.
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