When I was a kid, space still seemed like a very far away thing. The space shuttle was a really big deal because it could take off like a rocket and land like an aircraft. I remember when the first one came out, and through a letter writing campaign, NASA named it Enterprise. Really, I think without the promotion Star Trek gave space travel, we might be in a different place than we are today. The show made space an exciting place to explore.
The other day, I heard on the radio that Virgin Galactic is doing a flight where the aircraft would go briefly into space. Ordinary people might one day be able to see what astronauts like Sally Ride have seen! Anyway, here’s a video of one of Virgin Galactic’s tests. Would you go into space if you could (and didn’t cost a fortune)?