The future is now!
Space travel does not exist in some distant faraway time. It's about to happen now. So says Reaction Engines, the creator of Skylon, their long sleek beauty. They've unveiled plans to launch the spaceplane that flies like an airplane and acts like a spaceship. It even docks at an orbital space base before returning to Earth in an elegant articulate smooth landing.
Excitement rose in this Sci-fi girl at that thought. When I watched the Skylon simulated vid on space.com I have to admit my heart kicked up faster. I love this stuff. I can just see the not too distant future in this vid. Oh yes, and to mention here Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic (that's Sir Richard) is launching plans for passenger air travel into outer space too. Oh my!