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A funny list, Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design

Main post link -> http://spacecraft.ssl.umd.edu/akins_laws.html

My dad showed this to me yesterday and I thought it was hilarious,

My favorite law is:

"To design a spacecraft right takes an infinite amount of effort. This is why it's a good idea to design them to operate when some things are wrong"

Note by Kristin Dover
4 years, 10 months ago

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I'm a Star Wars fan too! That quote made me think of the Millennium Falcon, which turns out to be your profile pic :)

Calvin Lin Staff - 4 years, 10 months ago

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Tragically, an important part of our worldview has just been crushed. Light speed travel might look more boring.

Kristin Dover - 4 years, 10 months ago

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Yeah..."she's the ship that made the kessel run in less than 12 parsecs." LOL

Kristin Dover - 4 years, 10 months ago

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My favorite one was "A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan next week." Good read.

Suyeon Khim Staff - 4 years, 10 months ago

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  • Half of everything you hear in a classroom is crap. Education is figuring out which half is which.
This one is my favorite.

Harshit Kapur - 4 years, 10 months ago

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I bet designing a spacecraft is a little more stressful, harder to test, and trouble shoot than an airplane, or a shoe etc...

Michael Pedersen - 4 years, 10 months ago

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