So, a hundred years from now, which will be more prominent in our history books? This weekend’s unprecedented government “bailout” of an entire private industry? Or this weekend’s first non-governmental successful orbital insertion?

Elon Musk’s Falcon 1 launches successfully • The Register
Multimillionaire tech visionary Elon Musk has finally achieved a long-sought goal on the fourth attempt, as his privately-funded SpaceX Falcon 1 is now circling the Earth. The rocket, launched from Kwajalein Atoll in the Pacific, reached orbital velocity at 00:26 UK time.

Well, I sure hope it’s B.