Virgin Galactic has unveiled the space craft they hope will be the first to regularly carry tourists up to space. Well, up to a suborbital altitude and come down. The new craft, cleverly named Spaceship Two, will be carried part way up by a four-engine jet called White Knight Two. Reserving one of the six passenger seats cost $200,000, but you can put your deposit down now for the first flights expected to start in 2009.
I should be more excited about this than I am, but I can’t help but feel … well .. it’s only suborbital. Is that really space? Let me know when they start giving us orbits around the earth. Then I’ll be psyched.