Anand Mahindra Friday, while reacting to a video of the SpaceX spacecraft exploding during its first test flight, praised Elon Musk for his ability to take risks. Praising the SpaceX owner for not being demotivated by “failures,” he said treating every experience as a lesson would ultimately increase learning and progress. He also added that Musk’s biggest contribution won’t be electric car maker Tesla or the rocket company.
Mahindra Group Chairman wrote: “Elon Musk’s most important contribution to business will not be Tesla or SpaceX, but his powerful attitude to risk. Most would be intimidated by such a “failure”. But when you configure each initiative as a learning experience (and of course, have mobilized the resources to do so), you are essentially pushing the frontiers of knowledge and progress. Greet!”
Netizens echoed in unison with many appreciating Musk for his vision. One user commented, “I believe Elon’s approach to risk taking and his relentless pursuit of progress will continue to shape the business world for years to come. Musk’s willingness to take risks and push the boundaries of what’s possible has been a key factor in the success of his various ventures.
On Thursday, the world’s biggest rocket took off successfully before exploding in the air four minutes later. The explosion occurred because the spacecraft did not separate from the first stage rocket booster within minutes of flight. Despite failing the 90-minute test flight and reaching orbit, Musk hailed it as an “exciting success” and praised the team for the learnings ahead of the next scheduled launch. Liftoff took place at Starbase, SpaceX’s spaceport in Boca Chica, Texas. Starship is designed to send astronauts to the Moon, Mars and beyond.
“With a test like this, success comes from what we learn, and we learned a tremendous amount about the vehicle and ground systems today, which will help us improve future Starship flights,” said SpaceX in a statement.
(With contributions from AFP)