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Mon, Jan 03, 2005

Aero-News Quote Of The Day (01.03.05)

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 thought-provoking.

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

"Both of us ended up losing a few pounds. We looked at it as kind of a challenge, kind of a camping adventure, roughing it I guess."

Source: ISS Astronaut Leroy Chiao in a news conference from the station on Wednesday last week, heaving a big sigh of relief after the successful arrival of the Progress supply ship. Both Chiao and his Russian crewmate, Salizhan Sharipov, were forced to cut back on meat and potatoes while awaiting the supply ship's arrival. To make up for the nutritional deficit, they ate supplements. To make up for the calories, they ate candy. Why was the station short of food? Published reports say the previous crew apparently ate a little more than they were supposed to.

FMI: www.spaceflight.nasa.gov/station

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