The Tim Gibson talk on failure explains why you should never give up on achieving your goals, especially if you have experienced frustrating set-backs. Based in Brisbane, Australia, the speaker has long nursed a passion for flying, specifically in the Australian defense force. As the Tim Gibson talk explained, he obtained his pilot's license before he was able to drive a car. Following numerous rejected appeals to the defense force, the speaker became involved in a NASA competition to go into space.
As a result, he will be the youngest Australian civilian astronaut to go into space as part of the shortened space program. In addition to his flying and astronautical ambitions, the speaker was also educated in business.