Space Tourism: The Latest News, Features and Photos

Learn the latest news about space tourism and space tourist trips into outer space. SPACE.com looks at the growing business of space tourism.
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'How We'll Live on Mars': Q&A with Author Stephen Petranek
The arc of Mars' northern hemisphere
August 31st, 2015
Stephen Petranek thinks humans will live on Mars within 20 years, and he states his case in a new book, "How We'll Live on Mars."
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First Ad on the Moon: Lunar Billboard for Pocari Sweat to Fly in 2016
Pocari Sweat 'Time Capsule' on the Moon
August 21st, 2015
Japan-based Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co. aims to launch a special "time capsule" can of its Pocari Sweat sports drink to the moon next year. The can will be delivered to the lunar surface aboard Astrobotic Technology's Griffin lander.
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Inflatable Habitats: From the Space Station to the Moon and Mars?
Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (
August 18th, 2015
The upcoming addition of a private inflatable "room" to the International Space Station could help pave the way for colonies on the moon and Mars.
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US-China Space Freeze May Thaw with Historic New Experiment
International Space Station (ISS)
August 21st, 2015
NanoRacks, a Houston-based company that helps commercial companies make use of the space station, has signed an agreement with the Beijing Institute of Technology to fly Chinese DNA research to the orbiting outpost next year.
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2nd Woman Shuttle Commander Recounts Spaceflight Joys, Challenges
Astronaut Melroy Floating
August 7th, 2015
Former NASA astronaut Pamela Melroy recently shared her experiences and insights about spaceflight and exploration.
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Stunning Photo Shows SpaceShipTwo Pilot Parachuting to Earth After Crash
SpaceShipTwo Pilot Peter Siebold Parachuting to Earth
July 29th, 2015
The photo shows SpaceShipTwo pilot Peter Siebold floating back to Earth via parachute on Oct. 31, just moments after the vehicle broke apart in a test-flight disaster that killed co-pilot Michael Alsbury.
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Private Space Stations Could Be a Reality by 2025
Boeing CST-100 Approaching Bigelow Space Station Image
August 25th, 2015
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.
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NASA Orders 2 More Space Station Cargo Missions from Orbital ATK
Orbital Sciences Cygnus Spacecraft
August 20th, 2015
NASA ordered two more cargo deliveries to the International Space Station from Orbital ATK under a 2008 Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) contract, a company spokeswoman said Aug. 12.
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Best Space Stories of the Week — August 2, 2015
Auroras on Brown Dwarf LSR J1835+3259
August 2nd, 2015
An alien aurora 1 million times brighter than Earth's, robots building a moon telescope, a $5.5 billion asteroid and more in Space.com's top news stories of the week.
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