Spacecraft – A Time Of Testing

The Gemini VIII spacecraft approaches the Agena during rendezvous maneuvers. Credits: NASA/David Scott.

In this episode of the Terranauts podcast we take some time to look at just what it takes to get a spacecraft from the factory floor to the launch pad and we continue our focus on the Gemini program.

And, in case it wasn’t obvious from the title of the episode – the answer is that it takes a lot of testing.  A whole lot of testing.  And guess what, when you do a lot of tests, a lot of things can, and do, go wrong.  Which is kind of the point.  You’ll have to listen in to see what I mean.

Listen in.

About Iain Christie

Founder and CEO at SideKickSixtyFive Consulting and host of the Terranauts podcast. Iain is a seasoned business executive with deep understanding of the space business and government procurement policy. Iain worked for 22 years at Neptec including as CEO. He was a VP at the Aerospace Industries Association of Canada, is a mentor at the Creative Destruction Lab and a visiting professor at the University of Ottawa's Telfer School of Management.

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