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Failing Their Way to Mars

The blinkered souls who saw the SpaceX second Starship test as a failure — and there are more than a few of them — are to dim to realize one of the fundamental laws of science and engineering. Failure is your friend, and the only true sin is making the same mistake twice.

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Ken Miller
December 8, 2023 12:06 PM

Cycle through the failures as quickly as you can. That’s a big theme for one of my professors at Naval Postgraduate School. Very big on iterative development and agile.

Lydia Putnam
December 4, 2023 8:33 AM

“Failure is your friend” is a message I definitely needed to hear as I brace myself for re-entering the job market. Great topic, great discussion–especially as I return to BW after half a year or so away. (The beard is looking truly magnificent, Scott!)