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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Vodka and Space Travel: Virgin Galactic Teams Up with Grey Goose
The vodka maker Grey Goose is now an official corporate sponsor of Virgin Galactic, a private spaceline that offers suborbital flights on its SpaceShipTwo spacecraft. Grey Goose celebrated the partnership with its raspberry-infused lightly peppered Beyond
September 24th, 2014
Billionaire Sir Richard Branson announced that his space tourism company, Virgin Galactic, has a new corporate sponsor: Grey Goose.
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How Private Space Taxis for Astronauts Could Help NASA Reach Mars
Artist's Concept of Astronauts on Mars
September 17th, 2014
Tapping SpaceX and Boeing to fly American astronauts to and from the International Space Station should free NASA up to work on sending people to Mars, agency officials say.
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NASA's Private Astronaut Space Taxi: Who Could it Be?
NASA's commercial crew program with an astronaut in the foreground and the space station in the background
September 16th, 2014
Who will be responsible for flying Americans to the International Space Station by 2017? Today, NASA could announce which private spaceflight company (or companies) officials have selected to move ahead toward developing an astronaut taxi service.
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Big Safety Tests Loom for SpaceX's Manned Dragon Space Capsule
SpaceX's Manned Dragon Spacecraft
September 15th, 2014
SpaceX continues to make strides with its entry in NASA's commercial crew competition, a seven-passenger capsule called Dragon. The company is planning two big tests of Dragon's launch-abort system, one in November and the other in January.
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SpaceX Breaks Ground on Private Spaceport in Texas
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk (center) breaks ground on a new commercial launch site in Brownsville, Texas with Governor Rick Perry (right) on Sept. 22, 2014. The new spaceport will be operated solely by SpaceX.
September 23rd, 2014
SpaceX officially broke ground today (Sept. 22) on the facility, which will be located near Boca Chica Beach, at the far southern tip of the Lone Star State. The spaceport should be operational by 2016.
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Golfer Wins Free Trip to Space with Epic Hole-in-One
Golfer Andy Sullivan holds a scale model of XCOR Aerospace's Lynx rocket plane after winning a trip to space when he sunk a hole in one at the KLM Open tournament in the Netherlands on Sept. 14, 2014.
September 15th, 2014
Andy Sullivan won a free ride aboard XCOR Aerospace's Lynx rocket plane after acing the par-3 15th hole Sunday (Sept. 14) during the final round of the KLM Open in the Netherlands.
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