"Kids, remember yesterday when they said there was No future? well--- this is it!" - Blank Reg.
This blog is about the future or lack thereof and how our 21st Century present has or hasn't lived up to the 20th Century vision of the Future.I write about the history of the Future, the future of the Future and pretty much anything involving robots.
Saturday, June 21, 2014
10 years ago SpaceshipOne made first commercial space flight
Today is the 10th anniversary of SpaceshipOne's first flight into space. This was a first for a non-governmental spaceship and later the same year, SpaceshipOne won the Ansari XPrize for make two spaceflights within two weeks. 2004 was also the year the Sir Richard Branson announced plans for Virgin Galactic to offer commercial sub-orbital flights.
Ten years later and that still hasn't happened yet but Branson claims that SpaceshipTwo will carry passengers by year's end. We'll see.