by Rod D. Martin
September 17, 2007

Nothing against Orion or the wonderful things government is doing to advance scramjets (and NASA’s cool new technology to eliminate sonic booms), but the real action is in the private sector. As usual.

With estimates of 14,000 space tourists in a little more than a decade — complete with a space hotel by 2012 and serious corporate money already making it happen — the new world is here, now.