Sat, May 31, 2008
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
Sometimes, you'll find them timely and in keeping with the
content of the day's news... and sometimes, they'll just be
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Aero-News Quote of the Day
"After months of hard work and preparation, Discovery
and its crew are ready to fly. All of our systems are in great
shape, we're tracking no issues, and we're right on schedule for
Source: NASA Test Director Jeff Spaulding,
during a Friday morning briefing on Discovery's countdown status.
STS-124 is scheduled to lift off at 1702 EDT Saturday, bound for
the International Space Station to deliver the second of three
components to complete the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's
Kibo laboratory. The crew will install Kibo's large Japanese
Pressurized Module and Kibo's robotic arm system.
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