Thu, Feb 12, 2009
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
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
"They ran into each other. Nothing has the right of way
up there. We don't have an air traffic controller in space. There
is no universal way of knowing what's coming in your
Source: Nicholas Johnson, the chief scientist
for orbital debris at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston. On
Tuesday, a defunct Russian military satellite collided with an
active Iridium communication satellite in orbit, about 490 miles
above northern Siberia... in what is believed to be the first
documented case of an accidental satellite collision.
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