Here are some pics from the now infamous incident where the space shuttle Discovery tossed out some of their waste into space and ended up creating an interesting light show for some folks down on the planet.
Virgin Galactic is thinking ahead, although they are yet to run a commercial flight. If their spacecraft works out and the economics are there, then it may be possible to shuttle passengers on long hauls across the planet in much less time. Think Britain to Australia in 2.5 hours. That would be as big a… Continue reading Virgin to use spacecraft for planetary transport?