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Musk realizes failures will happen,; the key is learning from those falures. Carry On!
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Sgt Commander, Dav Chapter #90
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Yep! These are all prototypes and failures are expected until they get it 100% right...
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Lt Col John (Jack) Christensen
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Oops!
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Sgt Commander, Dav Chapter #90
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Lt Col John (Jack) Christensen - Yep! There sure was...
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MAJ Dale E. Wilson, Ph.D.
MAJ Dale E. Wilson, Ph.D.
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Sgt (Join to see) Including some fatal!
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Lt Col John (Jack) Christensen
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SGT Mary G.
SGT Mary G.
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Lt Col John (Jack) Christensen - Wondering if the NASA failures you mentioned were televised - and common knowledge. If so I probably was not paying as much attention back then for them to be memorable.
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SGT Mary G.
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I don't recall NASA having so many trial and error failures as Musk's for-profit venture (although, if I understand correctly his venture is funded in part by the government). Maybe there is no avoiding trial and error failures when trying to develop reusable equipment.
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Sgt Commander, Dav Chapter #90
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As Lt Col John (Jack) Christensen commented to me, NASA had many many failures before they were rectified... Look back on the Mercury & early Apollo years...
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Lt Col John (Jack) Christensen
Lt Col John (Jack) Christensen
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Sgt (Join to see) SGT Mary G. Exactly, I grew up watching rockets blowing up on launch pad or shortly after launch.
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SGT Mary G.
SGT Mary G.
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Thanks, Lt Col John (Jack) Christensen - Sgt (Join to see). Had no idea. The only ones I recall are Challenger in 86 and Columbia in 03. Did a search, had a look at a list of "spaceflight-related accidents and incidents" - so many. Better to have failures while all the bugs are being worked out (hopefully) - before space tourism starts!
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_spaceflight-related_accidents_and_incidents
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