Imagine trying to overcome gravity.
Consider the massive amount of power required for a traditional Cape Kennedy rocket launch. That massive amount of energy is for one purpose: to escape gravity.
Sir Richard Branson and his team at Virgin Galactic are seeking ways to safely overcome gravity for consumers who want to experience space tourism. It’s a daunting task. And, as we saw this week, overcoming gravity requires innovation that isn’t without some risk.
Virgin Galactic will find and fix the problem(s) and open space to mere mortals in a year or 2 or 5.
When I grew up, President Kennedy’s challenge to “put a man on the moon and return him safely to earth by the end of the decade” was a bold, audacious challenge. Sir Richard Branson’s goal for Virgin Galactic and space tourism is just as inspiring.
I applaud the Virgin Galactic team for their vision, their tenaciousness and their courage.
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