Sun, Aug 12, 2012
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
"NASA's Small Spacecraft Technology Program is structured to advance the capabilities and technologies associated with small, low cost space missions to enhance NASA's ability to conduct more with less. These flights validate new space technologies and capabilities prior to infusion into NASA science and exploration applications and missions."
Source: Michael Gazarik, director of NASA's Space Technology Program at Headquarters in Washington, following NASA selection of three teams to advance the state of the art for small spacecraft in the areas of communications, formation flying and docking systems.
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