SpaceShipOne soared into space again. Things got a little dicey for a bit as it ascended, but the pilot managed to correct the problem. On the first flight things were a little hairy as well. Astronaut Melvill has more guts than I’ll ever have.
To claim the $10 million Ansari X Prize he only needs to hit an altitude of 328,000 feet one more time in the next two weeks. Not that he really needs it. He’s already in the history books and has Paul Allen bankrolling the endeavor.
The article also has a neat story about a 9th grader who’s already taking steps to form a space travel company. That’s looking ahead, kid!