Tue, May 06, 2003
Aero-News: Quote of the Day
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.
Reader suggestions and comments are welcome... and if
particularly thought provoking or poignant, may themselves become
future Quotes of the Day. Let us hear from you, folks!
Aero-News Quote of the Day
"The first thing we saw was signs on our displays that
the entry was going to be off nominal, and when we saw those signs,
our eyes got very wide."
Source: ISS Expedition 6 Commander Ken Bowersox, relating
how his crew felt when the re-entry computer in the Soyuz
unexpectedly went into backup mode. (They landed 300 miles
off-target, but OK.)
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