"I couldn't do that," Mike Francis said. "I'm just being honest. I would never have been able to live that down in the neighborhood. I didn't want him to experience that. I wanted him to do everything I didn't do or didn't have the heart to do or was afraid to do or bullied not to do."
"You might liken it to post-World War I for manned aircraft — it's in its infancy," said Mike Francis, the chief of advanced programs at United Technologies Research Center, a company specializing in aerospace and other technologies.