On the six hour car ride home, we came up with a list of lessons we learned from our first launch.
Some of the key lessons we learned include:
Don’t stop trying – you will never know if you don’t ask.
Always be optimistic – we thought everything went wrong but everything went right.
Be willing to reconstruct – If you found out there is a problem, do not be afraid to take it apart and start all over again.
Have a redundant system – worry less.
Speculation – Don’t guess. Rely on data.
We’re looking forward to applying these lessons on our next launch!