Orlando Sentinel’s Central Florida 100: INFLECTION POINTS

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On July 20, 1969 – fulfilling John F. Kennedy’s vision – the United States landed a man on the moon for the first time in history. It was what could only be described as an inflection point. Fifty-two years later – fulfilling Elon Musk’s vision – privately owned SpaceX launched the first all-civilian crew into orbit 350 miles above the Earth, not as a government project, but as a precursor to space tourism. It is for today’s generation what can only be described as another inflection point. Inflection points in human civilization don’t just simply happen; they are the result of vision and courage. Our thanks to those who have both.

Originally posted for the Orlando Sentinel’s Central Florida 100.

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