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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Virgin Galactic, Land Rover Launch Contest to Send People into Space
Virgin Galactic Partners with Land Rover
September 12th, 2014
Talk about "off-Earth roading." The car company Land Rover is partnering with the private spaceflight company Virgin Galactic to send the most adventurous people it can find into space.
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NASA Picks 4 Companies to Test Innovative Tech Near Edge of Space
Virgin Galactic Spaceship
September 10th, 2014
NASA has chosen four private companies to fly experiments high into Earth's atmosphere.
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Dazzling SpaceX Nighttime Launch Sends AsiaSat 6 Satellite Into Orbit
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket streaks across the night sky on Sept. 7, 2014 in this long-exposure view of the AsiaSat 6 satellite launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
September 7th, 2014
SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida at 12:50 a.m. EDT (0450 GMT) Sunday, carrying the AsiaSat 6 satellite into space for Hong Kong-based firm AsiaSat.
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World's First 3D Printer in Space Will Launch This Month
3-D Printer at Marshall Space Flight Center
September 2nd, 2014
The 3D printer, which is scheduled to launch toward the orbiting lab Sept. 19 aboard SpaceX's unmanned Dragon cargo capsule, could help lay the foundation for an in-space manufacturing economy, agency officials say.
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XCOR Aerospace's Private Lynx Space Plane to Get New Texas Home
The spaceflight company XCOR Aerospace has begun work on a hangar in Midland, Texas for its private Lynx space plane. The two-person spacecraft is being developed for space tourism and science launches to suborbital space.
August 28th, 2014
XCOR Aerospace — the builder of the Lynx space plane — is renovating the main hangar for the spaceship designed to bring paying tourists into suborbital space. Lynx could launch on its first test flights later this year.
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Singer Sarah Brightman to Train for Orbital Spaceflight
Sarah Brightman in Concert
September 8th, 2014
British soprano Sarah Brightman will begin training in January for a 2015 visit to the International Space Station.
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One-Way Mars Colony Project Launches Suborbital Spaceflight Raffle
Mars One's Colony
September 5th, 2014
The Netherlands-based nonprofit Mars One, which aims to land four astronauts on the Red Planet in 2025, announced today (Sept. 4) that it's raffling off a round-trip suborbital flight aboard XCOR Aerospace's Lynx rocket plane.
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