Today is the day that Scaled Composites hope to make history by being the first privately funded company to launch a man into space. Their craft, named SpaceShipOne, hopes to fly to 62 miles above sea level, taking its crew just beyond the international space boundary.
The historic event is to take place at 6:30am above the Mojave Desert (I make that in about 8 minutes time). The TV is on and my fingers are crossed.
This is 1961* for my generation.
* Yuri Gagarin became the first human in space on April 12, 1961.