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Thu, Nov 27, 2008

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (11.27.08)

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

"It gives us a moment to pause and reflect just how fortunate we are as a country and as global community. We're thankful for that, in addition to the opportunity to fly in space."

Source: Shuttle Endeavour commander Christopher Ferguson. The STS-126 and Expedition 18 crews spent their last full day together Wednesday in low-Earth orbit. Both crews on the shuttle/station complex will have time off on Thursday to spend the first part of the day as a team, and enjoy a Thanksgiving meal including smoked turkey, green beans and yams. If that sounds appetizing... well, consider those meals were also irradiated, freeze dried and vacuum packed for the flight into orbit. But then again, it's really not about the food.

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