The original Star Trek TV series (or TOS to you Trekkies) has a special place in my heart, and I’m not even sure why. Did I love it because I love science fiction? Or do I love science fiction because I loved Star Trek? Did I want to become a scientist/engineer because I watched Star Trek?
Peter Diamandis, chairman and CEO of XPRIZE Foundation, discusses the organization's goal to develop software to help children around the world read or write. He speaks with Pimm Fox on "Taking Stock."
The thoughts of all of us at the XPRIZE Foundation are with the families of the brave test pilots of SpaceShipTwo.
“We are on the verge of opening the space frontier, one of the greatest endeavors of our species. Many Americans forget that 500 years ago thousands of European gave their lives to open the Americas, and 200 years ago, the early American’s risked their lives to open the west. This is what exploring is all about. We risk our lives for what we believe in. This is the American way, the explorer’s way. Today, as 50,000 die on the U.S. roadways ever year, we need to put the Virgin accident in perspective. I for one, am proud to be a Virgin Galactic client. I believe in the company, and know, without a doubt, that they will succeed, and I will fully trust them with my safety when my turn to fly materializes.
Today, most importantly, my heart goes out to those who have lost loved ones, and the many at Virgin Galactic, Scaled Composites, the Virgin Group and the Mojave Spaceport who this accident deeply affected.”
-Peter H. Diamandis, Founder/Chairman, XPRIZE Foundation
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