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Tue, Apr 20, 2004

Aero-News Quote Of The Day (04.20.04)

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

"Once you get inside four minutes and you're headed to T-0, if you have a problem you don't have time to discuss it. With a one-second window there was no opportunity to try to resolve this."

Source: NASA Spokesman George Diller, after the launch of the Gravity Probe B experiment was scrubbed Monday. No one was sure if they had loaded high altitude wind information into the rocket's computer. Since time was of the essence, NASA decided to err on the side of caution and try again Tuesday afternoon.

FMI: www.einstein.stanford.edu

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