SpaceShipOne took another step toward securing the X Prize. The official X-Prize site has viseo of the flight.

I read an article in the print edition of New Scientist that suggested Ansari might be up for further X-Prizes, for such things as first suborbital flight from America to Australia. No hint of a XXX-Prize- for the first couple to join the Hundred Kilometre Club- though.

via BoingBoing and DiePunyHumans, where the need to be cynical about everything makes Warren Ellis sound like an idiot. By the standards of his comment, the Wright brothers were failures because they didn’t turn up at Kitty Hawk with a Spitfire.