From space tourism to space transit

In a spirit of generosity that might seem at odds with his former employers, Dr. Charles Simonyi (the guy who invented Microsoft Word) is not only heading off into space, but is blogging the whole experience to share with us. But we shouldn’t be too jealous – if PlanetSpace Inc. have their way, we’ll all be able to fly intercontinental distances in suborbital rockets some day soon. I’m not going to hold my breath, though.