. . . and that THIS ARTICLE about Stephen Hawking flying weightless captured my attention.
I don't think there's such a thing as too much Star Trek, and even though I majored in the humanities and bolted away from math and physics, I did pretty well with the other sciences, especially behavioral sciences. If Star Trek isn't an exploration of the human condition, I don't know what is, so that's my rationale for loving it in spite of not ever being able to grasp the pseudo science behind it.
That's why I think Hawking is so fascinating. I actually understood A Brief History of Time. If only I could apply the same principles to learning key signatures, I might be able to play the piano. In any event, I found this cool enough to post here.
I would soooo go into space if I had a couple of million lying around. It's awesome that he wants it to be affordable (although I noted that they waived his fee---I guess I better be famous first).