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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (05.31.08)

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

"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 tomorrow's launch."

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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