Private Spacetravel

Monday, October 04 2004 – SpaceShipOne captures X Prize – Oct 4, 2004

X Prize officials said the privately funded craft reached 368,000 feet — well into space — Monday to win the $10 million prize.</blockquote>

I’m confident that my kids will be able to fly to space as easily as I can fly from Portland to Boston in their lifetime. Richard Branson is investing $25M in Virgin Galactic (which sounds so Disney Tomorrowland-esque, but is so real) which he expects could fly 3,000 people within five years.

I think things truly change starting today.