Hi everyone. I am A.P.J Abdul Kalam. I want to share my experience on failure to success. It all started when I along with my team was going to launch the SLV- 3...........................
The satellite was succesfully put into orbit.
The satellite was launched and the first stage was performed successfully .
But the second stage went out of control and the satellite crashed in the sea.I felt responsible for the crash and dread filled my heart. A press was scheduled and I knew it would be full of critics and everyone would judge me and my team and blame us for everything.
How did it happen? How can it happen? It was your fault.
These are very complex missions. We have to find out what is wrong correct it and make sure it does not happen again.
But my chairman Professor Satish Dhawan took the mike from me and answered all the questions confidently and that act of him made me confident and encouraged me to try again harder .
And exactly an year later on 18th July 1980 the whole nation was watching us again. It was time for the launch. In the early hours of the day, the SLV-3 lifted off.
Then I got the opportunity to speak the most important words I have ever uttered in my life, "Mission Director calling all stations. All stages performed successfully and the Rohini Satellite is now in orbit." There was a loud cheer everywhere! It was my proudest and happiest moment.
This was my experience from success to failure.THANK YOU