We were watching the news the other night, my wife and I, when we heard the fantastic story about Richard Branson's space tourism company; virgin galactic. He is entering a commercial venture to make it possible for ordinary people like you and me to go into space for a few hours. The price now, £110,000, but Branson himself admits that this price is set to drop dramatically. The idea being that ordinary people can afford to be astronauts. It is a really fantastic plan and Mr Branson deserves a big pat on the back. It occurred to me that in my lifetime I will have the opportunity to go into space. Imagine that! Even though I am sure it will be a few years away my wife and I are very excited.
Click here to go to the virgin galactic site: http://www.virgingalactic.com/