SpaceX / ISS = very meh
The ISS is approx 250 miles (400 km) away. In 2012 a rocket is launched to cover that distance and - private or not - that garners attention?
Unless it was a hoax (a possibility in my book) the Apollo program had rockets that traveled to 239,000 miles (384,400) from Earth.
So humans have advanced to traveling 1/1000th of the distance in space that they did 40+ years ago and some act as if it's a milestone achievement.
Mulder: "So you're agreeing with me?"
Scully "No! You're bat-crap crazy."
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