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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Russian Cargo Spacecraft Launches Toward Space Station
Progress 60 Cargo Launches to the Space Station
July 2nd, 2015
Russia's Progress 60 freighter launched toward the orbiting lab atop a Soyuz rocket at 12:55 a.m. EDT Friday from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, starting its resupply run off on the right foot after two consecutive cargo-mission failures.
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SpaceX Failure Leaves Long List of Customers in the Lurch
SpaceX Rocket Hangar at Kennedy Space Center
June 29th, 2015
The June 28 failure of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is almost certain to deal a blow to the revenue projections of numerous SpaceX commercial customers that had been basing their results on being in orbit this year or early in 2016.
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SpaceX Rocket Explosion Shouldn't Affect Commercial Crew Plans, NASA Says
SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Explodes
June 29th, 2015
The failure of SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket during a cargo launch Sunday shouldn't have a big impact on the company's ability to fly astronauts to orbit and back a few years from now, NASA officials said.
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Russian Cargo Spacecraft Will Launch to Space Station Early Friday
Russia's Progress 60 Cargo Spacecraft
July 1st, 2015
Russia's Progress 60 freighter is scheduled to blast off atop a Soyuz rocket from Baikonur Cosmodrome in the central Asian nation of Kazakhstan at 12:55 a.m. EDT Friday (0455 GMT; 10:55 a.m. local time in Kazakhstan).
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Would Astronauts Have Survived the SpaceX Rocket Explosion?
SpaceX’s Falcon 9 and Dragon in Flight, June 28
June 29th, 2015
If Sunday's rocket mishap had occurred during a crewed launch of the manned "Dragon V2" capsule, it likely would not have caused any fatalities, SpaceX President and Chief Operating Officer Gwynne Shotwell said.
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SpaceX Rocket Explodes During Cargo Launch to Space Station
June 28th, 2015
An unmanned SpaceX cargo mission crashed back to Earth today (June 28), marking the third failure of a resupply flight to the International Space Station in the past eight months. SpaceX and NASA officials still aren't sure exactly what happened.
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Satellite-Internet Company Raises $500 Million for Huge Constellation
OneWeb's Satellite-Internet Network
June 26th, 2015
Start-up satellite Internet provider OneWeb LLC, in a move that could quiet its doubters, has announced that it raised $500 million in equity from sources as varied as Indian telecommunications network provider Bharti Enterprises and Coca-Cola.
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How Will Sunday's Rocket Explosion Affect SpaceX?
Falcon 9 Rocket Explosion
July 1st, 2015
While NASA has stated it will rebound from the loss of ISS cargo, space analysts contacted by Space.com have flagged a number of wait-and-see ripple effects stemming from the accident.
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