November 17, 2014
Landing a jet on an aircraft carrier has to be an absolutely phenomenal experience. The aircraft carrier, simultaneously moving both horizontally and vertically in a three-dimensional space, must feel like a postage stamp in the middle of a vast ocean. The vast ocean is a metaphor for outer space.
This week, we learned of an improbable 10-year, 310-million-mile journey for the first-ever space vehicle to make a soft landing on a comet about two miles in diameter.
We immediately began receiving data from the space vehicle, Rosetta’s Philae. And, while there’s a concern that the Philae probe may have ended its mission prematurely as it landed in a spot where it’s batteries can’t be recharged, let us acknowledge what a remarkable achievement this is.
What are you going to do this week that is spectacular? How can you or your company disrupt an industry in one, two, five or ten years? What can you envision that is this big?
Thought for the week: