gamma ray bursts
, powerful jets of gamma particles, capable of wiping out all life on a planet
, a jet engine that may operate from Mach 5 to Mach 12, and possibly up to Mach 24
, slated to first fly in late 2009
, fly in 2010?
efforts to make space launches cheaper
first vehicles dedicated to space toursim
begin to fly in late 2009 or early 2010