Testing…1,2,3—How We Got Here




How did we get here? And by here we mean, how did we create a modern world complete with appliances, automobiles, and aircrafts? We’ve reached this point because we test products again and again before releasing them to the public. To put the significance of test into perspective, ask yourself this question: Would you get into an elevator that had not been tested?

This episode illustrates the importance of test through legendary examples of failure—the sinking of the Titanic, the Hindenburg disaster, and the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. Our first guest, Melanie Cragnolin, discusses the negligence of each disaster and what could have been done to prevent them. The conversation then shifts to the value of test in aviation with former test pilot Chris Solan.

Listen to the episode here on ni.com/perspectives or anywhere you listen to podcasts. 

Testing…1,2,3—How We Got Here