Private Spaceflight Archive
14 April 2014, 01:14 AM ET
When a private spaceflight company launches its mission to the International Space Station next week it will carry some strange cargo to space.
14 April 2014, 12:01 AM ET
Private rocket company SpaceX is a leader among the new space push to send humans to orbit on commercial craft.
13 April 2014, 07:02 PM ET
Astronauts longing for fresh lettuce in orbit will soon have the chance to grow it for themselves: NASA is sending a mini-farm into space. The next SpaceX Dragon spacecraft to the International Space Station will deliver the Veggie experimental farm.
13 April 2014, 01:31 PM ET
NASA on Sunday (April 13) decided to forge ahead with the planned Monday launch of a commercial SpaceX Dragon cargo ship to the International Space Station despite a computer outage in orbit.
13 April 2014, 12:13 AM ET
What was your favorite space news story of the last week?
12 April 2014, 09:01 PM ET
From images of Europe's first earth-watching satellite launched into space to a hard-to-kill star, don't miss these amazing space images of the week for April 12, 2014.
12 April 2014, 01:43 PM ET
A backup computer outage on the International Space Station is forcing NASA to discuss plans for a possible spacewalk repair by astronauts in orbit, a move that could delay the planned Monday launch of a commercial SpaceX cargo ship to the orbiting lab.
12 April 2014, 08:43 AM ET
Each year, we at Space.com pause to reflect on both April 12 space anniversaries, and space fans around the world do the same with Yuri's Night, a global celebration of human spaceflight.
12 April 2014, 07:38 AM ET
SpaceX's third Dragon cargo mission is packed with 5,000 lbs. of vital supplies, including some intriguing technology and science experiments. See some of the best experiments riding the Dragon in this Space.com infographic.
12 April 2014, 07:11 AM ET
NASA is studying a glitch with a backup computer on the International Space Station, an issue that could potentially force astronauts to perform a spacewalk repair and delay the planned Monday launch of a SpaceX cargo ship.
10 April 2014, 03:58 PM ET
A robotic humanoid astronaut on the International Space Station is about to get its legs. NASA has crafted a pair of space legs for its robotic astronaut torso called Robonaut 2 on the space station now.
10 April 2014, 03:52 PM ET
Branson wants to find Shihan Musafer, a child who called in to ask him the following question on the BBC TV show "Going Live!" back in 1988: "Have you ever thought about going into space?"
10 April 2014, 03:43 PM ET
Preparations for the next Orbital Sciences Corp. cargo delivery mission to the International Space Station are on track for launch in early May, but NASA plans to ask the company to reschedule its resupply run for some time in mid-June after delays in lau
10 April 2014, 02:48 PM ET
The space tourism company is looking to thank Shihan Musafer, who in 1988 called into a BBC TV show and asked Richard Branson "Have you ever thought about going into space?", inspiring him to register the name Virgin Galactic.
09 April 2014, 12:51 PM ET
A former Navy test pilot, Binnie had most recently worked for Scaled Composites, overseeing flight tests of Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo. He will now help another suborbital space plane, XCOR's Lynx, get off the ground.
08 April 2014, 12:00 PM ET
A private spaceflight company will launch its third robotic resupply mission to the International Space Station next week.
07 April 2014, 11:00 AM ET
Teams of engineers are rushing to put a robotic spacecraft on the moon in the Google Lunar X Prize competition. This week, the Science Channel and Discovery Channel announced that they will cover the moon race.
07 April 2014, 10:01 AM ET
See amazing images of the night sky and cosmos in Space.com's gallery of cosmic images posted in March 2014.
06 April 2014, 11:15 AM ET
What was your favorite space news story of the last week?
05 April 2014, 04:04 PM ET
From images of a U.S. Air Force Defense Meteorological Satellite Program payload launch into space to an amateur astronomer’s famous moon shot, don't miss these amazing space images of the week for April 5, 2014.
04 April 2014, 04:00 PM ET
NASA officials have suspended contact with Russian government representatives due to the ongoing situation in Ukraine. However, the newly instituted policy might not have many on-the-ground effects for people working at the American space agency.
03 April 2014, 05:36 PM ET
Elon Musk discussed the worst year of his life in a new interview with "60 Minutes" correspondent Scott Pelley.
03 April 2014, 02:32 PM ET
See photos and images of Vancouver-based UrtheCast's HD cameras from their perch on the International Space Station in this Space.com gallery.
01 April 2014, 06:00 PM ET
NASA has developed a line of tiny spacecraft based on commercial smartphones, in an attempt to demonstrate how well cheap, off-the-shelf electronics can perform and survive in the space environment.
31 March 2014, 08:00 AM ET
To give potential Red Planet settlers a taste of Martian life, the Netherlands-based group Mars One intends to build simulation outposts on Earth. The nonprofit announced their plans for mock Martian colonies Thursday.
30 March 2014, 01:45 PM ET
What was your favorite space news story of the last week?
29 March 2014, 02:36 PM ET
From rings around an asteroid to a shimmering rainbow of colors captured on camera above Venus, don't miss these amazing space images of the week for March 29, 2014.
29 March 2014, 08:00 AM ET
Astronauts, rocket-makers and other space leaders are set to descend on Southern California next week for the Space Tech Expo and Conference 2014. Now in its third year, the three-day trade show will take place April 1-3 in Long Beach.
27 March 2014, 11:18 AM ET
SpaceX's launch of a cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station has been delayed from Sunday after a critical U.S. Air Force rocket tracking radar was knocked offline, officials said late Wednesday (March 26).
27 March 2014, 07:11 AM ET
NASA's plan to capture an asteroid and park it near the moon is only one step on the way to Mars, NASA chief Charles Bolden said Wednesday (March 26). The space agency is planning an ambitious mission to send a robotic spacecraft to an asteroid.
26 March 2014, 04:50 PM ET
Space.com caught up with Jane Poynter, CEO of World View, a private company that aims to bring passengers to near-space using a high-altitude balloon.