Follow-up on solar sail/comments on a word
Taken from the Cosmos 1 web site:
"The word failure is sticking in my craw. Certainly, we failed to achieve the objective of Cosmos 1: we did not achieve solar-sail flight. But I don’t think, with all we have done, that I can call Cosmos 1 a failure."
-- Louis Friedman, in his Report of June 25, 2005
Follow the link above to read the whole article.....
We need big thinkers like Louis Friedman. An big thinkers are big people - expansive people. People that change the world. Maybe not everyone of them manages to do it....but without an army of big brave people doing big things, we'd see very little punctuated growth - very littl real change.
Reading Louis' report about the solar sail that didn't sail is a good reminder for all of us to be willing to try the big things, even if we might fail.