One step closer to commercial space flight
Remember SpaceShipOne that won the X-prize in 2004? Well, Virgin Galactic reviled SpaceShipTwo yesterday.
With SpaceShipTwo, 6 passengers can get a short trip into space, and the plan is to sell such trips. I don't know what the prize will be, but I guess it is safe to say that I won't be able to get a trip any time soon.
Still, it is pretty cool, and if they get to go higher than sub-orbital flight with SpaceShipThree, we might be looking at the beginning of affordable space flight pretty soon.