...and Already the Purse Grows!

At the conclusion of today's rather harrowing, but none-the-less successful flight of Spaceship One, Robert Bigelow of Bigelow Aerospace announced a new prize to sweeten the pot! $50 million for the first private company to develop an orbital craft capable of carrying seven passengers. His idea behind sponsoring the competition was to foster the development of a craft capable of delivering paying tourists to his company's inflatable space habitats.

This is an exciting time indeed. We are seeing the very genesis of every science fiction dream come to fruition.

It is time we returned to the moon and high time we started thinking about setting foot on Mars for the first time.

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