The Biden administration’s ‘workarounds’ damage the machinery of democracy
In a job that keeps a person in regular contact with brilliant and ingenious engineers, one develops a deep admiration for people who run toward hard problems and devise inventive ways to solve them. When one of SpaceX’s recent private astronaut flights developed a sensor problem in a waste management system, flight managers quickly took the sensor offline and found “workarounds” for the hazard. And we all remember the glorious nerds who saved Apollo 13.
Originally published: November 8, 2021
Author: Mitch Daniels
Institution: Purdue University
Published by: The Washington Post