July 09, 2004

Space Ship One

I didn't go, and I don't know the author of this article, but it is very very cool: Space Ship One

I started to plan to go to see this but I think I'll wait for the first private flight into orbit. 100,000m just seems a little bit arbitrary to me, and if you're sub-orbital then you're coming back down whether you want to or not -- which doesn't quite seem like you're slipping Earth's surly bonds any more than you are in an airplane. That said, I applaud the fact that private industry is finally getting into the game.

Now the goal is to make enough money so that I can be sure to afford a space tourism flight someday. At least the chances of that (unity? :-) are better than those of getting selected by NASA to be an astronaut.

Posted by rick at July 9, 2004 09:37 AM