Erm: “Virgin Galactic’s tourism spaceship climbed more than 50 miles high above California’s Mojave Desert on Thursday, reaching for the first time what the company considers the boundary of space.” So does the USAF, dagnabbit. Heck, the article itself noted that the FAA was going to give the pilots (Mark Stucky and Rick Sturckow) their commercial astronaut wings over this. There’s been, like, only two of those handed out before now.
Still: this is awesome. We are long overdue for manned commercial space travel. I want the future that was promised me.