Dustin Curtis just posted this: By 2008, SpaceX had launched three rockets. They all failed to make it into orbit. Shortly after the third failure, Elon Musk was interviewed by Wired Magazine’s Carl Hoffman: Wired.com: At the end of the day you’re still zero for three; you have so far failed to put a rocket into orbit. […]
60 Minutes: When you had that third failure in a row, did you think, I need to pack this in?
Elon Musk: Never.
60: Why not?
E: I don’t ever give up. I’d have to be dead or, completely incapacitated.
60: Do you believe that your rocket will be the next American rocket to send an astronaut to space?
E: I believe that is the most likely outcome, yes.
60: When critics say you can’t do this, your response to them is…
E: We’ve done this.
Definitely one of the most inspirational entrepreneurs I’ve found.[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bwZyyAxkqQc&w=560&h=315]