The Everyday Astronaut, Elon Musk and his five-step engineering process
If you have not discovered The Everyday Astronaut (a website and YouTube channel), it should be on your sensemaking radar. Gone are the days of dependence on traditional media outlets to watch seminal space launches or returns at a fixed time in an exclusively nation-state based space race. Everyday Astronaut is an example of the evolution of “space fan culture,” a case study in far how democratized media has come in its ability to educate and inform on even the most complex of scientific and technical topics, and a window into the democratization of space travel and how commercial space efforts will be covered by the media in 2021 and beyond. Elon Musk is clearly a fan, spending over two-hours recently with Everyday Astronaut host Tim Dodd at the SpaceX Starbase Facility in Boca Chica, Texas. An especially interesting takeaways from the tour is Musk sharing the five steps of his engineering process, noting that “what I am trying to do is have everyone implement rigorously the five-step process.”
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