Tuesday, 31 July 2007

My thoughts are with the victims

If you haven't already heard, most of my time lately has been spent tracking the situation with Virgin Galactic.

Last Thursday in California, Scaled Composites (the company that's designing and building the spacecraft for Virgin Galactic) had a serious explosion during testing. Three engineers were killed and three others seriously injured. More news can be found here.

For those of you that would like to contribute to the Support Fund for the Victim's families (the men that died were aged 38, 45, and 33) can contribute here.

Everyone in the Virgin family of companies is thinking about these men and their families. While Virgin is known for our pioneering into new industries, these men exemplified the word "pioneer," breaking new ground for human-kind. Their efforts will not be in vain; we'll find the problems, fix them, and give humanity an opportunity to experience space for themselves.

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