According to the Telegraph, Prof. Stephen Hawking is going to go where no gimp has gone before. That is, assuming Richard Branson gets his space tourism rocket up and running by 2009. But even before that, Hawking intends to fly the "vomit comet" this year. I guess that is a necessary step toward seeing if he can handle zero gravity. I am all excited! I hope it all goes well for him.
Oh, and today is Hawking's birthday! Happy 65th year, Prof. Hawking! Keep on rolling!