Wed, Jun 28, 2006
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
"I have always based my decisions on facts, data and
good solid analysis. I cannot be a party to rumor, innuendo, gossip
and/or manipulation to make or break someone's career and/or good
name. I refused to abandon my position on the MMT and asked that if
I would not be allowed to work this mission that I would have to be
fired from my position and I was."
Source: Former shuttle mission management team
(MMT) director Charles Camarda, in an email to his former staff
explaining his apparent ousting by NASA management from the team
overseeing this Saturday's launch of the shuttle Discovery. Camarda
-- himself an astronaut on last year's Return-To-Flight mission --
had supported those who voted "no go" on the mission due to looming
concerns about foam delamination.
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