Scaled Composites, the builders of Spaceship One, teamed with Burt Rutan and funded by Paul Allen just completed the first successful suborbital spaceflight by a civilian/non government venture! while im writing this, the ship is still gliding in for a landing, but the flight was a confirmed success. ladies and gentlemen, things are about to change big time. *edit* it safely landed. while i was watching it on fox news, Burt Rutan was crying when Mike Melvill was talking.