Coming out of a project meeting Friday evening, the following wisdom came to my mind:
“The major difference between a thing that might go wrong and a thing that cannot possibly go wrong is that when a thing that cannot possibly go wrong goes wrong it usually turns out to be impossible to get at or repair.” – Anonymous
That project meeting yesterday was about sending a university research satellite to space. Sounds like fun, right? But if something goes wrong, we cannot get at it, and we cannot repair it. So we better make sure that nothing goes wrong. But: so many things can go wrong, and for sure everything we miss to consider probably *will* go wrong. Should I name this ‘Murphy-2’?
I think at the end, we have to appreciate all the ESA paperwork, right?
Happy Spacing 🙂
- CubETH Mission: http://www.video.ethz.ch/events/2016/cubeth.html