In a small way for some, a huge way for others, history was made early this morning.
At 0744 GMT, a Falcon 9 booster with a Dragon spacecraft atop it successfully launched from Cape Canaveral. 13 minutes later, it was in orbit. It successfully shut down its engines and deployed its solar panels, switching to solar power.
Even as I write this, thousands of people involved - the employees and relations of SpaceX foremost - are celebrating.
The United States has placed a spacecraft in orbit, carrying a cargo towards the International Space Station - operating outside the NASA framework. Using NASA money, experience and facilities, true - but SpaceX has now launched three Falcon 9 boosters successfully, and has placed 2 Dragons into LEO on 2 attempts.
Commercial space is happening.
I might live to see ticket sales. Won't that be a thing?