As the course is now (almost) over, I decided to share some of my opinions and thoughts. I have no doubt that this course was useful to me and I learned some useful skills. I do however think that the course should be renamed to something like "Entrepreneurship and Leadership skills". I enrolled in this class hoping to learn about manufacturing strategies employed by global corporations and organizations and how they maintained a competitive edge by employing innovative strategies. I was…Continue
I found the following video amazing : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pzqdoXwLBT8
It's an overview of how the latets Mars rover "Curiosity" will land on the surface of the planet. The amazing people at JPL have had to come up with an innovative new technique for landing heavier probes on the surface. Being a huge space nut, I couldn't help but share this.
The problem is that the Martian atmosphere is thick enough…Continue
SpaceX managed to accomplish in 10 years what major countries of the world have been unsuccessfully trying to achieve for decades. All this also comes at a lower cost as well. NASA has retired their Shuttle orbiter and no the USA no longer has a ride for their astronauts into space. With companies like SpaceX, headed by legendary entrepreneur Elon Musk, the space race is on…Continue