Thu, May 05, 2011
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
“In all test flight programs, after the training,
planning and rehearsing, there comes the moment when you have to go
up there and fly it for real. This morning’s flight was a
test pilot’s dream. The spaceship is a joy to fly and the
feathered descent portion added a new, unusual but wonderful
dynamic to the ride. The fact that it all went to plan, that there
were no surprises and that we brought VSS Enterprise back to Mojave
safe and sound is a great testament to the whole team.”
Source: Pete Siebold who along with Clint Nichols piloted
the spaceship Wednesday morning.
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