LOS ANGELES — Richard Branson’s Virgin Orbit has reached space eight months after the first demonstration flight of its air-launched rocket system failed.,The company says a 70-foot-long LauncherOne rocket released from beneath the wing of a Boeing 747 aircraft off the coast of Southern California reached orbit Sunday.,The rocket carried a cluster of very small satellites developed as part of a NASA educational program involving U.S. universities.,Virgin Orbit attempted its first demonstration launch in May 2020.,That rocket was released and ignited but only briefly flew under power before it stopped thrusting.

With so much uncertainty in the world, now may seem like an inopportune time to talk about workplace creativity.,Learning through play helps us to embrace uncertainty around change, provide support in our approaches to creativity, and ultimately, enhance our workplace collaborations and the innovative potential that creative leaders can cultivate.,Adults, like children, need to remain engaged in learning and creativity to thrive in life.,Studies confirm that pretend-play interactions can help children enhance these executive functions, while adults who perform above average on creativity also perform significantly better on executive function.,Just as we cannot overlook the impact of learning through play and creativity during our early years, we must also engage in play and creativity in our adult years, as professionals, in order to continue cultivating our abilities to learn and adapt.