Monday’s Private Manned Spaceship Launch

Mojave Airport, with its stands of refreshments (orange soda and doughnuts) is the site of Monday Morning’s Spaceship One Launch. This will be the first privately funded initiative into orbit – paving the way for space tourism. Mike Hodgkinson updates us from Mojave. Mike Melvill is the pilot of this Burt Rutan designed craft. Microsoft billionaire Paul Allen has backed the project with $20M.