Mon, Jun 22, 2009
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
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
"The cost of accomplishing humanity's goal of exploring
and understanding life beyond our atmosphere cannot be realized
unless the space industry diversifies itself. The private sector
has a unique ability to innovate, as it is not subject to many of
the bureaucratic pitfalls that can sometimes hamper government. It
can create economies of scale that make products and activities
cheaper and better. By utilizing procedures and by taking paths
that either do not work or do not apply in a government setting,
these business-minded pathfinders can take the average citizen or
company to places that heretofore were unrealistic."
Source: From the International Space
Development Conference backgrounder... an event that proves to ANN
that the pursuit of private and commercial spaceflight is alive and
well... and in very good hands...
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