Friday, May 30, 2008
I think I may have to sit out Virigin Galactic's 200k ride into space with their soon-to-launch (fingers crossed) SpaceshipTwo.
However, there are other contenders for your retirement money in this arena, and some of them, while offering less head-room and fewer amenities, promise to be slightly less expensive.
The one I'm most jazzed about right now is the Lynx spacecraft by XCOR. You can download the podcast from the Planetary Society where they talk about the ship here. And here's a link to an article describing the Lynx. Just you and pilot fly, you in the co-pilot's seat. Sounds fabulous.