Virgin Galactic Tragedy

Written by Epi Ludvik

Nov 1, 2014

15064101403_72680fa4d2_zYesterday was a tragic day for those of us excited about the new frontiers in space travel when the Virgin Galactic lost one of its pilots in a test space travel flight in the Mojave desert.

My sincere condolences go out to the family and colleagues of the fallen pilot who dared to push the boundaries of human ingenuity –helping to get the human race closer to the unthinkable. Virgin Galactic is well on its way to make commercial space travel a reality and I firmly believe this tragic loss will only make intentions stronger and resolve firmer.

We are fortunate to witness an era where norm is challenged and old thinking is being disrupted. Brilliant minds like those on the teams of Virgin Galactic, Scaled Composites and Mojave Spaceport are dreaming what we assumed was impossible and turning those dreams into reality. 

Richard Branson said of his ambitious plan for space travel,

“Unless you dream, you’re not going to achieve anything.”

Dream on Richard.


Image by jurvetson on Flickr 

About Author

About Author

Epi Ludvik

As the Founder and CEO of Crowdsourcing Week and BOLD Awards, Epi works with all types and sizes of organizations, from high-profile companies to emerging startups, helping them to harness the power of the crowd and human-centered innovation. His pioneering journey in the digital world has been fueled by his commercial endeavors in the US, Europe and Asia, plus an unrelenting passion for crowd-based technology and marketplaces. The two factors combined have decentralized innovation, and disrupted entire business sectors in ways that were never previously imaginable. Epi’s gift and passion for crowdsourcing have allowed him to grow his companies and become a global thought-leader on the transformative potential of crowdsourcing in all industries and sectors, and all areas of public life. Epi Ludvik earned a BS in Advertising & Marketing from the Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC and has been a serial entrepreneur since graduation.

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