Even the Economist is talking about Star Trek these days. This week's edition (Jan. 24th, 2008) features an article on commercial flights (left) into sub-orbital space. You can read it at
Starship Enterprise: The Next Generation
The company Virgin Galactic, part of the Virgin Group that owns Virgin Atlantic airline, hopes to offer space tourism flights by the end of the decade.
Tickets will cost about $200,000, which, considering, isn't all that much.
I'd buy one if I had a few extra hundred-thousand grand.