⫹⫺ All Designs Are Wrong
For the Creators, Makers & Doers - CMMN WLTH 030
Hello my friends,
A few years ago I was lucky enough to visit the Space X rocket factory in Hawthorne, CA.
Seeing what’s possible when smart people are driven by a singular ambition has stuck with me ever since.
So, when Elon Musk giving Tim Dodd (from Youtube science channel Everday Astronaut) a tour of the Space X Starbase appeared on my feed I dropped everything and binge watched the full 2.5 hours.
Elon delivers an unfiltered description of the design and manufacturing process, explains how failure is part of the job and gives detailed insight into how they overcome complexity at speed and scale.
My personal highlights:
Starship is the tallest and most powerful rocket ever built. Eventually, it will shuttle people and supplies to Mars. I don’t think we appreciate that this is likely in our lifetime.
“All designs are wrong, it’s just a question of how wrong”.
“Manufacturing is underrated and design is overrated”. — Not to be misunderstood; Space X invests heavily in long term manufacturing cost and efficiency gains. This means that they not only design the product but the manufacturing techniques that often don’t exist or are out of date.
Have an inspirational week.
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