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Sunday, March 26, 2006

  Come hell or high water!

One phrase missing from most of the news stories covering the failed launch of Spacex's falcon 1, was at the end of this, from Elon Musk:


Come hell or high water! - that statement moved me to tears. Musk is our modern day Delos D. Harriman, inheriting the mantle that Gary Hudson carried through the 80s and 90s.

Come hell or high water! - making it possible for everyman to get to space.

I hope the government's investigating commission concludes quickly, so SpaceX can get back on the track of making history.

Come hell or high water! - it's a phrase that should be part every startup's mission statement - and I'm glad it's a part of Musk's vocabulary. Anyone faced with doing the improbable should start each day with Come hell or high water on their lips.

Go SpaceX, Spacedev & Bigelow! Come hell or high water! Go!
 
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