Everything must be tested. …we throw out an idea, and when the data comes back we look at the numbers. Whatever goes up, that’s what we do. We are slaves to the numbers. We don’t operate around innovation. We only optimize. We do what goes up.
'Based on our observations, this is not a functioning aircraft carrier; it’s a large barge built to look like an aircraft carrier,' said Cmdr. Jason Salata, a spokesman for the Navy’s Fifth Fleet in Bahrain, across the Persian Gulf from Iran. 'We’re not sure what Iran hopes to gain by building this. If it is a big propaganda piece, to what end?'
A Ship Being Built in Iran Looks Awfully Familiar to the U.S., The New York Times
Source: The New York Times
In the astronaut business we have a saying: ‘There is no problem so bad that you can’t make it worse.’
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