History was made today.
Scaled Composites became the first private company to launch a manned craft into space this morning. Mike Melvill piloted SpaceShipOne 62 miles above the Earth’s surface to the edge of space.
He experienced three minutes of weightlessness. While weightless he opened a bag of M&M’s and watched them float around the cockpit.
After that, he landed successfully back where he started in the Mojave desert.
You can get all of the details in this CNN.com article.
Things like this restore my faith in humanity.