Quotes of the Day for 27 January 2001 – Risks
On this day in 1967, a fire broke out on Apollo I, killing the three astronauts, including Gus Grissom. On tomorrow's date in 1986, a booster ruptured during a routine shuttle launch, killing six astronauts and a school teacher, Christa McAuliffe. Every frontier has its Risks.
If we die, we want people to accept it. We're in a risky business, and we hope that if anything happens to us it will not delay the program. The conquest of space is worth the risk of life.
- Virgil I. "Gus" Grissom
I cannot join the space program and restart my life as an astronaut, but this opportunity to connect my abilities as an educator with my interests in history and space is a unique opportunity to fulfill my early fantasies.
- Christa McAuliffe
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
- Mark Twain
Where there is an open mind there will always be a frontier.
- Charles F. Kettering
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