Gwynne Shotwell Quotes

Gwynne Shotwell Quotes.

There was a lot of risk taken in the Mercury and Apollo

There was a lot of risk taken in the Mercury and Apollo eras, and we don’t take those risks anymore. We’ve designed the systems to eliminate risk, which makes it take forever and cost too much money.
Gwynne Shotwell
For whatever reason, college was just not a huge focus for me. I wasn’t planning ahead. I just didn’t think about it too much.
Gwynne Shotwell
I do want to make something clear: SpaceX does have a lot of government business, but we execute in a commercial fashion.
Gwynne Shotwell
I never felt any issues whatsoever about being a woman in Tech.
Gwynne Shotwell
I always encourage employees to feel free to raise any issues that prevent them from getting good work done.
Gwynne Shotwell
I left Aerospace because I wanted to go build, and put spacecraft together.
Gwynne Shotwell
I remember in third grade, I asked my mom, ‘How does an engine work?’ So my mom bought me a book.
Gwynne Shotwell
From my perspective, it’s really risk management to ensure that humans have the ability to go somewhere else in case there were to be some huge disaster on Earth.
Gwynne Shotwell
You can’t be on the cusp of innovation and at the forefront of technology if you’re wearing blinders. If you don’t have an exploration program where you’re exploring your world here on Earth, underwater, and in space, then you’re wearing blinders and handicapping yourself.
Gwynne Shotwell
I saw what government programs were and how they were executed. In some cases, they were executed beautifully, but in others, there was tremendous waste.
Gwynne Shotwell
I’d love to go to space. I would love to peek out a giant window and look back at the blue marble. There’s no question; I’d love to do that.
Gwynne Shotwell
The key is to join an industry that you have a passion for. If you love cars, then automotive is where you should end up.
Gwynne Shotwell
If you’re not looking toward the future or trying to improve the current technology, you’ll be left behind.
Gwynne Shotwell
What would air travel look like if airplanes were thrown out after each flight? No one would be flying in airplanes.
Gwynne Shotwell
After I finished my master’s degree, I moved to a company called Aerospace Corporation, a big think tank for the U.S. Air Force and the National Reconnaissance Office.
Gwynne Shotwell
SpaceX is a flat organization. Anyone gets to talk to anyone, and the best idea wins – even if it comes from an intern.
Gwynne Shotwell
I don’t like to camp. Early on, Mars is going to be camping. I think there are people far better suited to do that than me. But when the first Holiday Inn Express shows up, maybe I’ll go.
Gwynne Shotwell
An important skill for all SpaceXers is the ability to accept critical feedback. This is key to anyone’s growth and becoming better at what they do.
Gwynne Shotwell