National Air and Space Museum’s AirSpace Podcast LIVE: When Failure Is An Option


The National Air and Space Museum contains the largest and most significant collection of air- and spacecraft in the world. Behind those amazing machines are thousands of stories of human achievement. But it’s not always smooth sailing. In this live taping of the Museum's AirSpace podcast we’ll explore how failure is an option—from stories of how scientists and engineers have overcome losing spacecraft to how a culture that embraces the possibility of failure can ultimately be more successful.

Emily Martin, planetary geologist, Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum
Matt Shindell, space history curator, Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum
Nick Partridge, public affairs specialist , Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum
with very special guest Bobak Ferdowsi, Systems Engineer, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory

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