Low cost space travel took a big hit yesterday with the explosion of Rubicon 1, one of the contenders for the X-Prize contest for civilian space travel. In a nearly spectacular explosion, the rocket was totally destroyed. Thankful, no people were injured. The three dummies onboard, however, didn't fare so well.
I'll wait for the Space Transport Corporation to work out the kinks before signing up for a trip to the near reaches of space.