Up, up, and away

  title={Up, up, and away},
  author={James E Oberg},
  journal={IEEE Spectrum},
The 20th of February, 2012, will be the 50th anniversary of the first U.S. orbital manned spacef light. To mark the occasion, retired pilot Craig Russell had an over-the-top idea: Reenact astronaut John Glenn¿s mission, but do it with private funding and off-theshelf technologies.