Private Spaceflight Archive
18 March 2014, 10:00 AM ET
Ambitious plans to carry humans far beyond Earth were at the forefront of the Explorers Club Annual Dinner here Saturday night, as astronauts, entrepreneurs and physicist Stephen Hawking celebrated the wonder — and necessity — of space exploration.
18 March 2014, 09:46 AM ET
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' private expedition that recovered NASA moon rocket engines from the ocean floor was honored by a venerable group of explorers, including one of the astronauts who rode to space atop those very same engines.
16 March 2014, 12:10 AM ET
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15 March 2014, 11:37 PM ET
From a blindingly-bright fireball blazing across an aurora-filled sky to amazing views of our planet tweeted by astronauts, don't miss these amazing space images of the week for March 16, 2014.
13 March 2014, 05:54 PM ET
The planned Sunday launch of a commercial Dragon space capsule packed with food and supplies for astronauts in orbit has been delayed until at least March 30, its SpaceX builders said today (March 13).
13 March 2014, 01:01 PM ET
This week is your last chance to enter a competition for $25,000 to develop your own space exploration game. Games for Change, an organization that aims to make a social mark through digital games, is hosting a contest asking people to share their ideas.
12 March 2014, 12:01 PM ET
The slow process of capturing science data is about to go into serious overdrive with a NASA laser communication experiment set to launch to the International Space Station.
12 March 2014, 10:23 AM ET
A very, very (very) small sample from John Glenn's Mercury spacecraft Friendship 7 is launching to the International Space Station as part of a science experiment organized by professional NFL and NBA cheerleaders.
11 March 2014, 10:58 AM ET
SpaceX fired up the nine-engine first stage of a Falcon 9 rocket Saturday in a major preflight rehearsal before the March 16 launch of nearly 5,000 pounds of experiments and supplies to the International Space Station.
10 March 2014, 05:29 PM ET
See photos from the March 10, 2014 landing of the a Russian Soyuz TMA-10 spacecraft carrying NASA astronaut Mike Hopkins and Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kotov and Sergey Ryazanskiy to wrap up a 166-day space mission.
10 March 2014, 05:04 PM ET
Final preparations are now underway for the launch of SpaceX's third Dragon cargo flight to the International Space Station, including the reveal of the company's official patch for the NASA-contracted Commercial Resupply Services 3 (CRS-3/SpX-3) mission.
08 March 2014, 04:16 PM ET
What was your favorite space news story of the last week?
08 March 2014, 01:17 PM ET
From a disintegrating asteroid to space junk cleanup, don't miss these amazing space images of the week for March 8, 2014.
07 March 2014, 03:40 PM ET
A new study indicates that the entry, descent and landing of SpaceX's unmanned Dragon capsule at Mars is viable. Moreover, the capsule's descent technique would help set the stage for future human missions to the Red Planet.
07 March 2014, 02:34 PM ET
A look at the "Red Dragon" mission concept, which would use SpaceX's Dragon capsule and Falcon Heavy rocket to bring Red Planet samples — perhaps gathered by NASA's 2020 Mars rover — to Earth.
07 March 2014, 10:29 AM ET
NASA's historic jumbo jet that ferried retired space shuttles piggyback to their museums is being prepared for its own lift to where it'll be put on public display. The Shuttle Carrier Aircraft is being readied for its final move.
06 March 2014, 02:46 PM ET
The Winklevoss twins launched into the headlines Wednesday (March 5) by announcing their plan to ride a Virgin Galactic space plane (and paying with Bitcoins, no less), but they aren't the first set of identical twins to fly in space.
06 March 2014, 07:00 AM ET
The private spaceflight company will be ready to compete for Air Force contracts using its new Falcon rocket soon, Elon Musk, the billionaire founder of SpaceX said today (March 5) during a U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense hearing.
06 March 2014, 07:00 AM ET
Internet entrepreneurs and Olympic athletes Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, whose dispute with Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg was chronicled in film "The Social Network," have bought seats aboard Virgin Galactic's suborbital SpaceShipTwo.
05 March 2014, 11:00 AM ET
NASA unveiled its 2015 budget request on Tuesday (March 4), a $17.5 billion spending plan that would maintain the space agency's major ongoing missions. See Space.com complete coverage of NASA's 2015 budget request here:
04 March 2014, 06:07 PM ET
NASA unveiled its 2015 budget request on Tuesday (March 4), a $17.5 billion spending plan that would maintain the space agency's major ongoing missions, while supporting ambitious new science missions. See reactions to the new NASA budget.
04 March 2014, 04:50 PM ET
Tensions between the United States and Russia are heightened as three International Space Station crewmembers (one American astronaut, and two cosmonauts) plan to fly back to Earth on a Russian Soyuz spacecraft Monday (March 10).
04 March 2014, 03:05 PM ET
NASA unveiled its 2015 budget request today (March 4), a request that seeks $17.5 billion for the agency. See NASA chief Charles Bolden's view of the agency's 2015 budget plan.
04 March 2014, 01:08 PM ET
NASA's 2015 budget would remain essentially flat at $17.5 billion under a White House spending proposal unveiled today (March 4). It maintains the agency's biggest space programs, lays groundwork for major new astrophysics and planetary science.
04 March 2014, 12:46 PM ET
The proposed 2015 federal budget released by the White House today (March 4) allocates $17.5 billion to NASA, a $200 million drop from the space agency's 2014 budget request.
04 March 2014, 10:00 AM ET
Europe’s biggest aerospace manufacturer, Airbus Group, will drop its scale-model Spaceplane from an altitude of 10,000 feet over Singapore in May. If that trial goes well, another unpowered drop from 100,000 feet could follow next year.
04 March 2014, 07:04 AM ET
The European company EADS/Airbus is developing a commercial space plane for passenger flights. See images of the EADS space plane concept here.
03 March 2014, 02:56 PM ET
See some of the wildest space tech concepts, as well as technologies needed to ensure humanity's expansion across the solar system.
01 March 2014, 09:20 PM ET
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01 March 2014, 12:34 PM ET
From spectacular images of NASA's GPM mission launch from Tanegashima Space Center in Japan to amazing views of Martian sand dunes, don't miss these amazing space images of the week for March 1, 2014.
01 March 2014, 10:06 AM ET
A flyby of Mars in 2021 could be a good precursor to landing astronauts on Mars sometime in the not-too-distant future, but much work needs to be accomplished before that goal can be achieved, experts told Congress Thursday (Feb. 27).
01 March 2014, 12:01 AM ET
See amazing images of the night sky and cosmos in SPACE.com's gallery of cosmic images posted in February 2014.