Norman Clature has been Prof. Ng's loyal assistant since the mid-70's and remains
his top aid to this day. Norman met Ng when he applied to be
a test pilot for the early missions to the roof and would have
likely been selected as having an approximation of the right
stuff if not for his scores on the verbal exam.
At the very least, Norman
has not spoken a word to anyone in decades. Some have postulated
that he is mute while others believe he simply has very little
to say. Either way, Clature's dedication to silence is exemplary
and it has made him a trusted research assistant for the many
sensitive and classified matters that require Ng's attention.