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My Quality Story: My First Steps in Quality and Reliability
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My Quality Story: My First Steps in Quality and Reliability

Lessons from the Russian space program

Publication:
Quality Progress
Date:
November 2020
Issue:
Volume 53 Issue 11
Pages:
pp. 14-15
Author(s):
Glazachev, Alexey, Harkins, Ray
Organization(s):
Kronstadt, Moscow, Ohio Star Forge Co., Warren, OH

Abstract

“Reliability is a pseudoscience, akin to astrology!” With these words, I was greeted by the operations manager for the Soyuz ILV Complex in Moscow when I ask him for his last five years of missile failure data. This was my first day on the job as a reliability engineer.

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