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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SpaceX's Elon Musk Says Valve Glitch Caused Rocket Landing Crash
SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Attempts to Land
April 23rd, 2015
SpaceX's daring reusable rocket test last week came up just short because of an issue with a 'throttle valve,' company founder and CEO Elon Musk said.
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SpaceX's Dragon Cargo Capsule Arrives at Space Station
An unmanned SpaceX Dragon cargo ship delivers fresh NASA supplies to the International Space Station on April 17, 2015 in this still from a exterior station camera. It was SpaceX's sixth commercial cargo delivery for NASA.
April 17th, 2015
Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti grappled Dragon with the space station's huge robotic arm at about 7:00 a.m. EDT (1100 GMT) Friday (April 17), securing the commercial capsule to the Earth-facing port of the Harmony module.
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Awesome New SpaceX Video Shows Rocket Landing Try and Crash
SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket's Landing Attempt
April 15th, 2015
A new video shows the first stage of SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket crashing and burning after nearly pulling off an unprecedented touchdown on an unmanned "drone ship" in the Atlantic Ocean.
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Best Space Stories of the Week – April 19, 2015
SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket's Landing Attempt
April 19th, 2015
SpaceX nearly pulled off an unprecedented rocket landing during a cargo launch to the International Space Station and NASA's New Horizons probe returned its first color image of Pluto. Here's a look at Space.com's top stories of the week.
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Launch, Land, Repeat: Reusable Rocket Technology Taking Flight
SpaceX's Falcon 9 Rocket Attempts Drone-Ship Landing
April 17th, 2015
SpaceX, United Launch Alliance, Blue Origin and other spaceflight firms are working to make reusable launch systems a reality.
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See SpaceX's Rocket-Landing Near Miss in This Amazing Video
SpaceX's Falcon 9 Rocket Landing Attempt
April 15th, 2015
A stunning new video taken by a chase plane shows just how close SpaceX came to pulling off a historic rocket landing Tuesday (April 14) during the launch of its Dragon cargo capsule toward the International Space Station.
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Bad Weather Delays SpaceX Rocket Landing Attempt, Dragon Launch
SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket stands poised to launch a Dragon spacecraft from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on April 13, 2015 on a mission to deliver NASA cargo to the International Space Station. It is SpaceX's sixth cargo mission for NASA.
April 13th, 2015
The private spaceflight company SpaceX called off the launch of a Dragon spaceship and an ambitious rocket landing try on Monday (April 13) due to bad weather conditions. SpaceX hopes to try again on Tuesday, April 14, at 4:10 p.m. EDT.
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Of Mice and Synthetic Muscle: Big Science On SpaceX Dragon Spaceship
SpaceX Falcon 9
April 16th, 2015
Experiments for the International Space Station's first one-year crew will be among Dragon's precious cargo when it arrives at the orbiting complex this week.
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SpaceX Narrowly Misses Rocket Landing After Dragon Spaceship Launch Success
SpaceX Falcon 9 CRS-6 Launch April 14, 2015
April 14th, 2015
SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket launched the company's Dragon cargo capsule toward the International Space Station today (April 14) and then returned to Earth, nearly pulling off an unprecedented landing on a floating platform in the Atlantic Ocean.
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