Private Spaceflight Archive
07 May 2014, 12:54 AM ET
Now, more than ever, the United States must accelerate its human spaceflight program according to private astronaut Richard Garriott and his father Owen, a former NASA astronaut.
05 May 2014, 03:15 PM ET
Just a few weeks after its last reusable rocket test, SpaceX did it again – and then some. The latest flight of the Falcon 9 Reusable rocket showed the machine soaring to 3,300 feet (1,000 meters), about four times the altitude of the test before.
05 May 2014, 11:54 AM ET
What was your favorite space news story of the last week?
05 May 2014, 10:59 AM ET
From a solar eclipse from space to NASA's newest spacesuit, don't miss these amazing space images of the week for May 5, 2014.
05 May 2014, 10:34 AM ET
From the partial solar eclipse over Australia to an amazing auroral display over Alaska, don't miss these spectacular night sky images by stargazers and Space.com readers.
02 May 2014, 10:48 AM ET
Boeing has seen the future of private human spaceflight, and it is blue. Sky blue, that is. The aerospace giant has unveiled its new concept for the cabin of a future commercial spaceliner.
01 May 2014, 01:01 PM ET
The private spaceflight company SpaceX captured its unprecedented reusable rocket test on video, but representatives with the company need your help to clean up the grainy footage.
01 May 2014, 12:56 PM ET
A member of the Russian government suggested Tuesday (April 29) that the United States use trampolines to get to the International Space Station instead of the Russian rockets they currently rely on, according to press reports.
01 May 2014, 12:00 AM ET
See amazing images of the night sky and cosmos in Space.com's gallery of cosmic images posted in April 2014.
26 April 2014, 09:55 PM ET
What was your favorite space news story of the last week?
26 April 2014, 03:11 PM ET
From a massive solar flare to a super-bright meteor exploding over the northern Russian city of Murmansk, don't miss these amazing space images of the week for April 26, 2014.
26 April 2014, 02:57 PM ET
From the moon and Mercury shining together to an amazing auroral display over Alaska, don't miss these spectacular night sky images by stargazers and Space.com readers.
25 April 2014, 06:30 PM ET
The unprecedented reusable rocket test launched by SpaceX last week paves the way for a potentially revolutionary leap forward in the cost of spaceflight, the private company's founder Elon Musk said today (April 25).
25 April 2014, 04:40 PM ET
SpaceX is filing a formal protest in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims over a multibillion-dollar U.S. Air Force contract to its incumbent launch services provider, United Launch Alliance, SpaceX founder Elon Musk says.
24 April 2014, 06:07 PM ET
Bitcoins soon may go off the grid and into space. One private venture is aiming to launch a cluster of tiny satellites that would broadcast the latest bitcoin transactions from orbit.
23 April 2014, 03:00 PM ET
Automaker Land Rover is teaming up with private spaceflight company Virgin Galactic to help transport future commercial astronauts on Earth before flights to space.
23 April 2014, 11:17 AM ET
A pair of NASA astronauts replaced a dead backup computer on the International Space Station during a short spacewalk Wednesday (April 23) to restore a critical computer system back to full strength.
23 April 2014, 06:50 AM ET
SpaceX's Falcon 9R rocket soared about 820 feet into the air last week at the company's rocket development facility in McGregor, Texas, then came back down to Earth for a soft landing on the launch pad as planned.
22 April 2014, 04:47 PM ET
See photos of SpaceX's innovative F9R, the Falcon 9 Reusable rocket prototype, as it soars through test flights. The SpaceX F9R rocket is a Falcon 9 booster first stage equipped with landing legs and a vertical landing system.
22 April 2014, 07:01 AM ET
Sending astronauts to the surface of Mars has been a longtime goal for NASA and other space exploration agencies. That Martian goal takes center stage in a Washington, D.C. conference, and you can watch it live online.
22 April 2014, 06:30 AM ET
Houston has landed a new partner in its bid to establish its own spaceport in the form of a private spaceflight company that may someday land its mini space shuttle in the city.
21 April 2014, 11:22 AM ET
The Dragon cargo capsule, from private rocket transport company SpaceX was captured by the robotic arm and docked to international Space Station on April 20th, 2014.
20 April 2014, 10:18 AM ET
A commercial Dragon cargo ship built by SpaceX made an Easter delivery to the International Space Station Sunday (April 20) to deliver tons of gear, supplies and even some treats for the astronauts on board.
20 April 2014, 06:30 AM ET
SpaceX's unmanned Dragon spacecraft launched on Friday afternoon riding a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket to orbit. Dragon is due to be grappled by the space station's robotic arm at 7:14 a.m. EDT Sunday.
19 April 2014, 07:00 AM ET
From five volcanoes erupting at once to a cross-section of the universe, don't miss these amazing space images of the week for April 19, 2014.
19 April 2014, 07:00 AM ET
From a stunning time-lapse of the Milky Way to the Blood moon, don't miss these amazing night sky images by stargazers and Space.com readers.
18 April 2014, 07:07 PM ET
SpaceX's audacious plan to land part of a rocket in the ocean after launching it to space may not have gone perfectly, but the private spaceflight company's founder still considers it a success, one that could help lead to reusable rockets in the future.
18 April 2014, 05:01 PM ET
Skywatchers across parts of the United States and southern Canada will get an opportunity to watch as the private spaceflight company SpaceX's Dragon capsule "chases" the International Space Station across the sky.
18 April 2014, 03:35 PM ET
SpaceX's unmanned Dragon spacecraft blasted off at 3:25 p.m. EDT today from Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, riding into space atop the company's Falcon 9 rocket. Dragon is scheduled to rendezvous with the orbiting lab on Sunday.
18 April 2014, 06:10 AM ET
Private spaceflight company SpaceX is expected to launch its unmanned cargo-carrying Dragon capsule to the International Space Station today (April 18) after multiple delays.
14 April 2014, 04:21 PM ET
The company's unmanned Dragon spacecraft was scheduled to blast off today at 4:58 p.m. EDT from Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. But the attempt was scrubbed because Dragon's ride to space, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, sprung a leak.
14 April 2014, 01:38 PM ET
The Falcon 9 rocket carrying a Dragon capsule bound for the Space Station, was lifted into its vertical position at its Cape Canaveral Air Force Station launch pad. Read more about re-usable tech: http://goo.gl/QUc4zC