Engineers make the news by designing cool things, building great things, or causing spectacular disasters. Apollo 11 is famous for putting astronauts on the Moon - Apollo 13 is famous for putting astronauts in extreme peril. The Curiousity Rover landed on Mars. The Mars Polar Lander crashed iinto Mars. The Golden Gate bridge is a spectacular landmark - the Tacoma Narrows bridge was a spectacular failure. There are place names hardly anyone would know except for the tragic events that happened there. Bhopal, Potters Bar, Chernobyl, Flixborough, Seveso, Fukushima.
This is a podcast about how not to be famous.