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The Margin: A former astronaut’s lessons on life’s challenges and leadership — and dealing with mistakes

We can all relate to the frustration of trying to remove a stripped screw, but, for Mike Massimino, one particular mangled screw was higher stakes than your typical DIY headache.

In 2009, the then-astronaut was in space, floating next to the body of the Hubble Space Telescope and struggling to remove one of the screws that fastened a handrail to one of the telescope’s instrument panels.


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