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Notes and Reflections on Books and Media

by Hannah Leitheiser

SpaceX

Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future

Ashlee Vance

2015

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2018-09-10

- Ashlee Vance, Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future (2015)

Listen, lad. I built this kingdom up from nothing. When I started here, all there was was swamp. Other kings said I was daft to build a castle on a swamp, but I built it all the same, just to show 'em. It sank into the swamp. [Engine failure after 33 seconds.] So, I built a second one. That sank into the swamp. [Fuel sloshing destabilized after 5 minutes.] So, I built a third one. That burned down, fell over, then sank into the swamp [Stage 1 and 2 collided.], but the fourth one... stayed up! And that's what you're gonna get, lad: the strongest castle in these islands.