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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (04.15.06)

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

"We've lost that 'Holy cow, we've been to the moon. Our kids don't know they've lost it, but the teachers do. This project can bring it back. As good as it will be for our students, what better way to tell teachers how important they are."

Source: Kevin Runkle, a teacher at John Muir Middle School in San Jose, CA, on the resurrection of the "Teachers In Space" program. The project was originally intended to send teachers into orbit aboard NASA's space shuttles in the 80s -- but after the loss of Christa McAuliffe aboard Challenger in 1986, the project lay dormant for 20 years. TIS now hopes to send teachers into suborbital flight, aboard privately-funded spacecraft.

FMI: www.teachersinspace.org

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