Elon Musk SpaceX Interview – Esquire

There is a serious lesson here…

One time, for instance, he needed a valve—”The one we had was too small, and we needed a bigger one,” Tom Mueller says. “We called a vendor and they said it would cost a quarter million dollars and it would take a year to make. We said, ‘We need it this summer.’ They laughed and told us to go away. So we decided to make it ourselves. They called us back in the summer. They were like, ‘Hey, how is it going with that valve?’ We said, ‘We made it, we finished it, we qualified it, and we’re going to fly it.'”

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