Private Spaceflight Archive
02 October 2015, 08:54 PM ET
From the discovery of water on Mars to stunning reader images of the Supermoon eclipse, don't miss these amazing space images.
01 October 2015, 02:01 PM ET
California-based company Moon Express, which aims to fly commercial missions to the moon and help unlock its resources, has signed a five-launch deal with Rocket Lab, with the first two robotic liftoffs scheduled to take place in 2017.
01 October 2015, 01:16 PM ET
See amazing images of the night sky and cosmos in's gallery of cosmic images posted in September 2015.
01 October 2015, 09:09 AM ET
The Moonspike Kickstarter campaign launched today (Oct. 1) to raise $1 million to send a titanium payload crashing into the lunar surface to kick up a plume observable from orbit, its backers say.
29 September 2015, 05:44 PM ET
A former Ansari X Prize competitor plans to carry out tests of high-altitude drones and suborbital rockets at New Mexico’s Spaceport America.
29 September 2015, 01:50 PM ET
The twitter account for the upcoming movie "The Martian," due out this Friday (Oct. 2) released a very special video following NASA's announcement of liquid finding water on the surface of Mars.
20 September 2015, 04:37 PM ET
Jeff Bezos announced a new home for Blue Origin and NASA astronaut Scott Kelly reflected on having six more months in orbit. This is our roundup of the best space stories of the week, for Sept. 18, 2015.
18 September 2015, 11:06 PM ET
From a partial solar eclipse to a new view of Pluto, don't miss these amazing space images.
17 September 2015, 07:30 AM ET
Private spaceflight company SpaceX released a series of gorgeous images that show its crewed Dragon capsule touching down on the Red Planet.
16 September 2015, 02:55 PM ET
Here's a brief rundown of how Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk, Paul Allen and Richard Branson are helping shape the exploration and exploitation of space.
15 September 2015, 04:13 PM ET
SpaceX will loft one satellite for the Spanish company Hispasat on its Falcon 9 rocket and launch Saudi Arabia's Arabsat 6A spacecraft on a Falcon Heavy. The launches will take place from Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in late 2017 or 2018.
15 September 2015, 03:26 PM ET founder Jeff Bezos leads Blue Origin, a commercial aerospace firm that hopes to send people on suborbital and orbital space trips.
15 September 2015, 10:38 AM ET
On September 15th, 2015, Amazon / Blue Origin CEO Jeff Bezos announced intentions to revitalize Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Complex 36, site of the Mariner, Surveyor, Pioneer and other launches.
15 September 2015, 10:32 AM ET
Blue Origin, the private spaceflight company founded by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, will build and launch rockets and spaceships from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
11 September 2015, 05:48 AM ET
SpaceX has thrown open the hatch leading into its Crew Dragon spacecraft, revealing a sleek black and white interior design for the capsule it is building to fly astronauts to the International Space Station and other future destinations.
11 September 2015, 05:25 AM ET
Aerojet Rocketdyne has made an unsolicited bid to buy U.S. government launch services provider United Launch Alliance for $2 billion.
10 September 2015, 06:25 PM ET
SpaceX shows how its new human-rated spacecraft that will carry astronauts to the International Space Station will look in flight.
10 September 2015, 06:20 PM ET
SpaceX takes you on a quick tour of the interior of the the human-rated spacecraft that will carry astronauts to the International Space Station.
10 September 2015, 03:13 PM ET
Texas-based Firefly Space Systems, which is developing rockets dedicated to getting small spacecraft aloft, has conducted a ground test of its Firefly Rocket Engine Research 1 (FRE-R1), company officials announced today (Sept. 10).
10 September 2015, 12:24 PM ET
Elon Musk appeared on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert," to talk about dropping nuclear bombs on Mars and a creepy new snake robot built to charge electric cars.
10 September 2015, 09:00 AM ET
The "Red Dragon" sample-return mission would grab samples collected by NASA's 2020 Mars rover and send them rocketing back toward Earth, where researchers could scrutinize the material for possible signs of past Red Planet life.
09 September 2015, 07:00 AM ET
Responding to Congressional criticism that it was giving SpaceX special treatment, NASA said it is doing an independent review of SpaceX’s launch failure.
08 September 2015, 03:00 PM ET
Arizona-based World View Enterprises announced today that it's introducing a cost-sharing system that will let researchers loft their experiments to near space, about 130,000 feet (39,600 meters) above Earth, via a balloon for as little as $20,000.
05 September 2015, 06:46 PM ET
The Star Wars toys awaken, a looming 'supermoon' eclipse overshadows a solar eclipse, and hoverboard technology aims for the stars in's best stories for this week.
05 September 2015, 12:11 AM ET
Boeing opened the doors to its commercial spacecraft processing facility, signaling the grand opening of the repurposed shuttle-era building and revealing Starliner as the name of the CST-100 crewed capsules that will be assembled for launch inside.
04 September 2015, 11:35 AM ET
The long-delayed first flight of SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy launch vehicle is now scheduled for April or May of 2016, a company official said Sept. 1.
04 September 2015, 07:45 AM ET
The subjects of the new Web series "Citizen Mars" aim to become astronauts with the Netherlands-based nonprofit Mars One. That group plans to land four people on the Red Planet in 2027, kicking off a permanent colony there.
03 September 2015, 06:20 AM ET
The return to flight of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket, in a couple of months, will also be the first launch of an upgraded version of the vehicle.
02 September 2015, 06:25 PM ET
A series of gorgeous photos capture two different rocket launches that took place within 6 hours of each other, but thousands of miles apart, early this morning.
02 September 2015, 06:54 AM ET
A military communications satellite successfully launched into orbit at 6:18 a.m. EDT (1018GMT) today (Sept. 2), building on a cutting edge communications network already in operation.
01 September 2015, 12:00 AM ET
See amazing images of the night sky and cosmos in's gallery of cosmic images posted in August 2015.
31 August 2015, 06:01 PM ET
Six scientists will live together, but totally isolated from the rest of the world, in a mock Mars colony for 365 days to learn about the psychological toll of a mission to Mars.
28 August 2015, 09:33 PM ET
From stunning rainbow jets to Saturn's Moon Dione, don't miss these amazing space images.
25 August 2015, 06:30 AM ET
Commercial space stations could become a reality within the next 10 years if entrepreneurs and NASA can properly manage the tricky transition from the government-run International Space Station to privately built and operated facilities.
25 August 2015, 06:00 AM ET
The biggest challenges facing the private Mars One colonization project are financial rather than technical, so a big donation from a deep-pocketed person concerned about his or her legacy could make a huge difference, group representatives said.
24 August 2015, 07:46 AM ET
A robotic Japanese cargo ship made a special delivery to the International Space Station on Sunday (Aug. 24), ending a four-day trek to ferry tons of food, supplies — and even a mouse habitat and (experimental) liquor — to the orbiting lab.