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    Default SpaceX: "How Not to Land an Orbital Class Booster" (landing crash reel)

    SpaceX's failures have been quite visible, especially during the early landing tests.

    Early on is the explosion of the F9-R Dev-1 landing test vehicle at their McGregor TX test center. A bad engine sensor triggered the self-destruct system.

    About 2/3 of the way in is the "Leaning Tower of ThaiCom" which danced all over the drone ship's deck in high seas, leaning because of a crushed shock absorber can in one leg.

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    Success through failure.
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    Cut metal & fly vs. paralysis by analysis
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    "Technically it did land."
    I love that.
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    "There's a tremendous bias against taking risks. Everyone is trying to optimize their ass-covering."

    "Failure is an option here. If things are not failing, you are not innovating enough."
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    IKR. Being open about the risks and what they learn from their failures is what makes them so great.
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