Thursday, May 24, 2007

Galileo is dumb

Not my words, but the words of the EU Commission Vice-President:
Verheugen: Galileo was a “dumb project”

Handelsblatt reports that Commission Vice-President Günter Verheugen has made the latest in a series of gaffes. He told journalists that the Galileo EU satellite project was “in some ways a dumb project”. His spokesman quickly moved to correct the Commissioner saying that his remark had been misunderstood and that the Commissioner naturally thought Galileo was “extremely important”. He explained that “Verheugen indeed said ‘dumb’, but he meant ‘simplistic’”.

Thanks to Handelsblatt for that one...


The Nameless One said...

There was a spacecraft called Galileo Five in The West Wing. Didn't work, of course.

james higham said...

In some ways a dumb project seems pretty clear to me and does not seem a gaffe.