- Career in this world: astronautics
- Principal Engineer at JPL, NASA
- Accomplished 3 Mars missions and now working on the 4th
- Career in Heaven: Dao Cultivation and Sharing
- Managing a English Dao Learning Class in LA, CA
- Dao is the highest level wisdom. Comparing to that wisdom, matters in this world are minors.
Career in this world: astronautics
- Highly complicated tasks: Mistakes happen. It requires absolute calmness and wisdom to communicate with the team. Find the possible causes of those errors and how to fix them.
- Team work: Do NOT blame. An open-minded and cooperative attitude benefits the team most. Any mistake occurred is not a personal matter. The credit for each success goes to the team.
- Hard work and diligence is absolutely necessary. As if a mission is successful, a helping hand from God is much needed.
The Successful Landing of A Mars Rover
- Peter’s job is to analyze 1,000 possible landing situations. A project is only acceptable if 90% of them are effective. However, if that 1/100 occurs during the real landing…
- 99%: hard work and diligence on human’s part; 1%: dependence on God
- The Fourth Mars Mission
- 2020: another rover which would be equipped with a helicopter
- The rover would roughly weigh a ton. The helicopter is a serious challenge due the atmosphere of Mars is only 1% thick as that of the Earth. It would require a lot of floating power for the copter to be air-bound. But the air is thin on Mars and that would affect the stability of the power supply…
- Any mission would have multiple objectives instead of pursuing a single target.
Career in Heaven: Dao Cultivation and Sharing
- Life is with long term goals and multiple objectives. We might find what we learn and receive on the way and from the secondary objectives are more important even if we fail to achieve the main one.
- Cultivating Dao is like learning Chinese Kung-Fu. It takes a long time to learn and polish. Do not be shortsighted and want immediate return on the efforts.
- The helping hand from God is the power of Dao. Mind power is the ultimate power in the universe.
Suggestions from Peter
- We all have our strong suit and talents. Find out what we are good at and start from there.
- The two careers (career in this world and career in Heaven) complement each other. So do both and build a happier life and be more content with it.
- A buddha is a happiest person in the universe. Make one out of each of us.