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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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NASA Signs Over Historic Apollo-Era Launch Pad to SpaceX
Officials at Kennedy's Launch Pad 39A
April 15th, 2014
One of NASA's most historic launch pads is now under new management. Launch Complex 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida is now under the control of SpaceX, the company led by billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk. Primary Section: spaceflight
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Monday's Big Space Day: See a Rocket Launch, Mars and Total Lunar Eclipse Online
Total Lunar Eclipse of June 2011
April 14th, 2014
Monday features the launch of SpaceX's third contracted cargo mission to the International Space Station, a great view of a superbright Mars and a total eclipse of the moon overnight.
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Sir Richard Branson Wants to Track Down Kid Who Inspired Virgin Galactic (Video)
Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo space plane rockets through the stratosphere at 71,000 feet, its highest flight yet, during its third powered test flight on Jan. 10, 2014. The supersonic flight occurred over California's Mojave Air and Space Port.
April 10th, 2014
Branson wants to find Shihan Musafer, a child who called in to ask him the following question on the BBC TV show "Going Live!" back in 1988: "Have you ever thought about going into space?"
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SpaceX Delays Dragon Cargo Ship Launch Due to Rocket Helium Leak
Dragon Cargo Capsule on Falcon 9 Rocket
April 14th, 2014
The company's unmanned Dragon spacecraft was scheduled to blast off today at 4:58 p.m. EDT from Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. But the attempt was scrubbed because Dragon's ride to space, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, sprung a leak.
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5 Weird Things Launching Into Space on SpaceX's Dragon Spacecraft Monday
Dragon Mated with Falcon 9
April 13th, 2014
When a private spaceflight company launches its mission to the International Space Station next week it will carry some strange cargo to space.
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Why SpaceX's Elon Musk Says 2008 Was His 'Worst Year' Ever
Charlie Bolden and Elon Musk shake hands by SpaceX's Dragon capsule
April 3rd, 2014
Elon Musk discussed the worst year of his life in a new interview with "60 Minutes" correspondent Scott Pelley.
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XCOR Aerospace Hires Private Spaceflight Pioneer Brian Binnie as Senior Test Pilot
Brian Binnie
April 9th, 2014
A former Navy test pilot, Binnie had most recently worked for Scaled Composites, overseeing flight tests of Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo. He will now help another suborbital space plane, XCOR's Lynx, get off the ground.
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