Using data to fuel imagination

Aviary
Aviary
Sep 12, 2019 · 3 min read

In 1967, when testifying in front of a Congress looking to assign blame for the tragic failure of the Apollo 1 spacecraft, Astronaut Frank Borman suggested that there was no single individual or group on which blame could be assigned.

The problem was a “failure of imagination” — the team working on the project had extensively worked through the challenges that they understood. It was a challenge that they…