Quote of the Day

"This is a big step for human civilization, and because this is science, scientists, knowledge, and that this is certainly terrestrial intelligence, that makes a difference. I would like at this stage to repeat what I say after each success: The biggest problem of success is that it looks easy. ...And when you know the sum of expertise, the sum of dedication, the sum of teamworking, between twenty nationalities of member states of Europe, plus cooperation with international partners, when you know that, you know that this type of success is not coming the sky. It comes from hard work, and from expertise, because the only way to reconcile risk and success is the expertise."—ESA Director General Jean-Jacques Dordain, in a speech immediately after the successful landing of the Rosetta spacecraft's lander Philae on the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.

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