Head in the Clouds
Good news…no, GREAT news! A privately-developed spacecraft with a human pilot successfully launched this morning from the Mojave Desert, got at least 62 miles up (the edge of space), and then glided in for a landing. SpaceShipOne (developed in part by Dick Rutan and Paul Allen) is in the history books now, and setting the stage for commercial space travel. Many stories abound on the web. Congrats, Astronaut Melville!