A rough number of the private companies working to launch people into space.
The rough number of miles space is from Earth. (For perspective, Raleigh is 71 miles from Fayetteville.)
The cost for a ticket on Virgin Galactic, which is planning its first flights into space in 2008.
The number of times a News & Observer reporter overheard someone walk up to actor Koenig and say something like "I bet a lot of people call you Mr. Chekov."