When sci-fi meets reality what do you get? SpaceX. A new company backed by PayPal founder Elon Musk that seeks to make space travel a commercial enterprise. Today they launched their first rocket, the Falcon 9, into space headed to the International Space Station. Its itinerary includes supplies and scientific equipment. Above is the video of the launch which happened at 3:44 a.m. from Cape Canaveral, Florida.

Down the road we may have to choose between going to Vienna or Venus!

Would you be interested in taking a trip on a space taxi?

Should venture capitalists like Elon Musk fund more worthwhile projects with proven results rather than these speculative technologies?