If we are rich enough we can go to space for real in 2007.
It is probably a good thing that Virgin dared to sponsor “Space Ship One”. This will give the private space industry the support it needs. Hopefully some of the other X-prize projects will find equally good sponsors.
The question is, why have the airlines, and the aircraft industry been such cowards until now?
Good thing that Branson realized that there are profits to be made, and that it is one of the coolest private projects ever…