Most interestingly the man who set up the Ansari X Prize is talking about holding a rocket race in future.
On Monday, Diamandis plans to unveil a new venture at a press conference in New York: Rocket Racing.
It seems likely that Diamandis wants to promote NASCAR-style rocket races at which crack pilots will compete in tests of raw speed -- perhaps both in the atmosphere and out.
People probably laughed when he set up the X Prize, so when he says he wants rocket races he may just manage it. Who wants boring old Formula 1 when you can have Formula ZeroG :-)