The First Person to Sacrifice His Life for the Dream of Space Travel

A stubby-winged plane launches itself from an airport runway on the outskirts of Berlin. When it reaches an altitude of several miles, it fires its rocket engines, lifting itself high into the stratosphere. And then it coasts across the Atlantic Ocean. Its passengers, strapped into their cushioned, contoured chairs,… » 7/16/12 8:00am 7/16/12 8:00am