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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (09.27.06)

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

"[Y]oung Americans as a group are generally disengaged from, and cynical about ... the US space program."

Source: From a study reported on last week at the American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics Space 2006 meeting. The study, conducted by Dittmar Associates, was commissioned to gauge public reaction for "The Vision for Space Exploration" program announced by President Bush in January of 2004. Overall endorsement of the space program in general was very strong, with 69% of all Americans voicing their support... but that figure drops sharply among young adults 18 to 25, ranking it almost last in priority among concerns of jobs, the war, and relationships. Less than one quarter surveyed had any interest in seeing humans return to the moon.

FMI: www.dittmar-associates.com, www.aiaa.org

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