As the rocket disappeared into the clouds after about 4 minutes of flight, the crowd was hushed for a moment. It was as if we had all held our breath, the sight was so awesome. Then the place erupted in cheers and applause. One of the founders of the nascent satellite company, ProtoStar, was so overcome he couldn't speak for another 3 minutes. In those seven minutes the company went from powerpoint to production, from vision to a real operating business. And we had one of the most awesome experiences we will ever have. Check out the video, and read on.