|X| TECH |X| Virgin Pops The Commercial Space Travel Cherry

Yes, Branson has pushed the limitations of modern available technology once again.  While most of us won’t be able to afford this one for quite a while, this is an exciting time for human aviation!  Who would have thought that so soon we could buy a seat and experience a thrill once reserved for the most highly trained astronauts?  Certainly older movies depicted this era as being much more technologically advanced than we consider ourselves to be.  However, we do have the ability to communicate face to face with anyone in the world on mobile screens.  We can look any bit of information up in seconds with the press of a button.  We are growing organs in labs.  We can clone things.  Now, we can take a weekend to visit space.  Is 90 seconds of weightlessness worth the cost though?  Are views of our planet from space worth the heavy expense?  Perhaps not for some, as the price is considerable.  However, remember that a computer once filled an entire room and cost tens of thousands of dollars, whereas now computers can be smaller than a fingernail and are a fraction of that original cost.  The evolution of this technology is what we should be excited about.  How long before the vehicles in our driveways will be navigable in such terrain?  Field trips to the moon?  This is surely a small step in that direction, but it is a step nonetheless.  More info can be found at http://www.virgingalactic.com/