Music:Sugarcubes - Hit (This Wasn't Supposed to Happen)
I thought all the Trekkers out there would find this a highly amusing coincidence. Tonight WGN reported on the first flight to qualify for the X-Prize. Mike Melvill took the Rutan/Allen Spaceship One to the required altitude with two passengers' equivalent ballast. The reporter was none other than WGN's own Miles O'Brien (spelled that way, like the Chief). Hmm, and WGN is channel 9 (like DS9) in Chicago. Eerie!
More on the flight from AP and Reuters. They may try for the second flight on Monday. I'll want to see that live if I can.