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Old 01-29-2020, 06:45 AM
GregL GregL is online now
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Location: North Syracuse, NY
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I was one week into the second semester of my senior year in college. As an aeronautical engineering student, I knew there was a shuttle launch that morning. I was in class with one of my roommates when the tragedy occurred. We walked back to our apartment to find the rest of our roommates glued to the TV watching the midday news. We were all stunned.

I knew pretty quickly that this was both a watershed moment for my generation and a firm reminder that my chosen career had severe consequences for poor decisions. Three decades later, I regularly remind young engineers that their design, manufacturing, and sustainment decisions can have life changing effects.

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