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Offline Ben E

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Random quotes
« on: 11/22/2005 08:10 PM »
As a teacher, I loved the quote on today's site:

Do not handicap your children by making their lives easy. -- Robert A. Heinlein

Think I'll print it off and stick it to my classroom door...a subtle hint to get the little buggers to work harder on their GCSE coursework.

Does anyone have any other education-ish ones handy?

Many thanks

Ben

Offline tommy

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RE: Random quotes
« Reply #1 on: 11/22/2005 08:23 PM »
I've got one:

"Do not start non specific threads on this site, for it does not advance our minds on space flight issues"

:)

Offline Rocket Guy

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RE: Random quotes
« Reply #2 on: 11/22/2005 09:38 PM »
One of the random quotes I noticed is 'failure is not an option' by Gene Kranz.

That should be changed to Ed Harris, as the line was never said by Kranz nor anyone before the movie.

Offline Chris Bergin

RE: Random quotes
« Reply #3 on: 11/22/2005 10:04 PM »
I think there's a way I can edit the quotes, so I'll change that one.

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RE: Random quotes
« Reply #4 on: 11/23/2005 03:21 AM »
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Ben - 22/11/2005  5:38 PM

One of the random quotes I noticed is 'failure is not an option' by Gene Kranz.

That should be changed to Ed Harris, as the line was never said by Kranz nor anyone before the movie.


Failure Is Not an Option: Mission Control from Mercury to Apollo 13 and Beyond by Gene Kranz (ISBN 0743200799)


also see

http://www.isacc.com/isacc2000/schedule-2-gk.html

Gene Kranz
Leader of the "Tiger Team" of Flight Directors
Apollo 13 -- NASA

Gene Kranz's motto, "Failure is not an option," carried him through NASA's triumphant Apollo 11 and harrowing Apollo 13 missions, as well as nearly 60 other historic launches.


again

http://www.thespacereview.com/article/357/1
"The movie Apollo 13, released nearly a decade ago, has contributed two phrases to our cultural vocabulary: “Houston, we have a problem” and “Failure is not an option.” While these catchphrases have been used and abused to the point of becoming banal, they are both historically accurate as well as symbolic of the attitudes that made the Apollo program in general a success."

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RE: Random quotes
« Reply #5 on: 11/23/2005 04:23 AM »
Yes, Kranz's biography was titled with that, but he himself has said "it's a nice quote, but I never said it. It was made up for the movie." :-)

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RE: Random quotes
« Reply #6 on: 11/23/2005 10:04 AM »
Thanks to all...and apologies to Tommy. It seemed a great quote, that's all.


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RE: Random quotes
« Reply #7 on: 11/23/2005 03:46 PM »
http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/r/robert_a_heinlein.html

My fave: "Always store beer in a dark place."

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