“It looks shaky for the balloons.”
"...the ball is in their court.”
National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan on whether Iran will agree to meet with the United States – the countries have no diplomatic relationship at this time.
"Pfizer and BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine may not require the hospital grade, ultra-low temperature freezer storage originally thought."
Pfizer and BioNTech after submitting new data to the FDA which they say shows their COVID-19 vaccine may be stored at warmer temperatures.
“This landing is one of those pivotal moments for NASA, the United States, and space exploration globally – when we know we are on the cusp of discovery and sharpening our pencils, so to speak, to rewrite the textbooks.”
NASA administrator Steve Jurczyk on the landing of the Perseverance space rover on Mars to mine for signs of ancient life. Only about half of previous expeditions to the Red Planet have been successful.
“We were woefully unprepared for this kind of cold ... This is a matter of life and death.”
Texas State Representative Ron Reynolds on the state’s preparation for record low temps and rolling blackouts, described as “the greatest forced blackout in U.S. history.”
“Hearing it for the first time…. it was a big emotion.”
Archaeologist Carole Fritz on the conch shell now believed to be the oldest wind instrument instrument in the world. New research estimates it dates back nearly 18,000 years.
“We’re in for a little bit of a bumpy ride for the next day or two, there’s been a ton of backend work we’ve completed over the last couple of weeks.”
Parler Chief Technology Officer Alexander Blair on the social media platform returning to operation after major tech companies shut it down.
“… her symptoms have abated …”
“I hereby acknowledge my termination…”
“It’s nothing short of a revolution.”
“The time has come to investigate the investigators.”