NASA Engineer at Black Hat: Take Risks, But Do Not Fail

Brian Muirhead is quite literally a rocket scientist who helped lead an era in technology that has enabled NASA to land increasingly sophisticated robotic technology on the surface of Mars. It’s a process that taught him a lot about what it takes to innovate and succeed.

Muirhead told the Black Hat crowd that when he was tasked with helping to lead the Mars Pathfinder mission to land a rover on the Red Planet, his boss told him, “I want you to take risks, but do not fail.”