10 Total Quotes

Wayne Hale Quotes

I remain optimistic. There remains a lot of work to be done. We won't proceed until we've done the work to prove that it's safe to fly.
Wayne Hale
#Optimistic

Foam will still come off the tank after we have done all of these mitigation efforts. We believe the pieces that come off will be small.
Wayne Hale
#Believe

We've looked end-to-end at the shuttle to make improvements and make it safer than it has ever been.
Wayne Hale
#Improvements

It was prudent to take action so that we wouldn't have to worry about some of the worst consequences.
Wayne Hale
#Action

If we had a catastrophic failure with Discovery, we'd need to figure out how to prevent that same problem from occurring on Atlantis.
Wayne Hale
#Discovery

We have looked at that and it is a doable thing but the margins are small, ... It's better to have a plan, than to not have one.
Wayne Hale
#Margins

We have looked at that and it is a doable thing but the margins are small. It's better to have a plan, than to not have one.
Wayne Hale
#Margins

So we're going to try to keep it in as near flight ready condition as we can without putting it through an OMDP so we can use those parts. Quite frankly, people are already calling us and asking us can they display one of our orbiters in their museum after we're done with it. I'm not giving anybody anything until we're all agreed the station is complete and the shuttle's job is done. In the sense that we're talking about mothballing, I'm not sure that's the term I'd use.
Wayne Hale
#Job

Clearly you can't have many more big, long stand-downs and accomplish the number of flights that it's going to take to assemble the International Space Station by that date.
Wayne Hale
#Flights

We have a considerable amount of work ahead of us. We won't proceed until we've done the work to prove that it's safe to fly.
Wayne Hale
#Fly