With a little luck, the first piloted private space flight to 100km will occur on Monday. I’m crossing my fingers…this is A Big Deal. We are hopefully close to the beginning of an exciting new period of exploration, discovery, and colonization of the Solar System. (Can you tell I’m a space nerd? *grin*)
Many links to more info available…just google or news google SpaceShipOne, for starters. The Ansari X-Prize is another good place to start (they won’t be eligible for it on Monday, b/c they’re not planning on repeating w/in the 3 week period required to win. But the expectation is that the X Prize may well be won by the end of this year!)
Cool…apparently CNN will have live coverage!