Virgin Galactic

Ever wanted to be an astronaut? Virgin Galactic might be able to make your dreams come true. It looks like they’ve just bought into Scaled Composites’ SpaceShipOne. SpaceShipOne just flew its first qualifying flight for the X-Prize which appears to have been a success. If SpaceShipOne can successfully complete another scheduled flight, it will take its place in history as the first privately funded space vehicle and be awarded the ten million dollar prize.

We can expect to see more prize flights like this in the future: first to orbit the Earth, first to dock with an orbiting station, first to the moon, etc… Anyone want to stay at a hotel in orbit or on the moon? Every room is guaranteed a great view.