29 April 2013, 04:05 PM ET
Virgin Galactic conducted a historic first supersonic test flight of SpaceShipTwo on April 29, 2013, in the Mojave Desert, Calif., as seen in this stunning space wallpaper.
29 April 2013, 01:19 PM ET
Virgin Galactic's suborbital vehicle makes its first powered ascent on April 29, 2013. Exceeding Mach 1, but not (yet) trying for 'space' altitude, the test was deemed successful by the shipbuilder Scaled Composites.
29 April 2013, 11:49 AM ET
Now that private space plane SpaceShipTwo has made its first rocket-powered test flight, would you ride it?
29 April 2013, 11:31 AM ET
Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo fired its rocket motor for 16 seconds in the historic April 29, 2013 test flight.
29 April 2013, 11:19 AM ET
Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo fired up its rocket motor in flight for the 1st time on April 29, 2013. See the photos.
29 April 2013, 10:52 AM ET
Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo has lit its rocket engine in flight
28 April 2013, 10:43 AM ET
Virgin Galactic may attempt a major test flight of its novel SpaceShipTwo on Monday (April 29).
23 April 2013, 05:01 PM ET
SpaceX's reusable Grasshopper rocket reached an altitude of 820 feet, then stuck the landing.
23 April 2013, 02:43 PM ET
'After Earth' stars Will and Jaden Smith have hope for humanity and our home planet.
23 April 2013, 12:27 PM ET
SpaceX's Grasshopper rocket is a 10-story Vertical Takeoff Vertical Landing (VTVL) designed to return rockets for reuse.
23 April 2013, 10:06 AM ET
SpaceX's reusable Vertical Takeoff Vertical Landing (VTVL) test vehicle made its highest jump yet, flying 820 feet in April 2013 and landed safely under near-perfect control.
23 April 2013, 07:00 AM ET
Robots aren't yet capable of exploring the Red Planet's most promising environments.
21 April 2013, 05:10 PM ET
Antares' successful launch paves the way for eventual cargo flights to the space station for NASA.
21 April 2013, 07:34 AM ET
The new Antares rocket will launch at 5 p.m. ET (2100 GMT) from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility on Virginia's Eastern Shore.
20 April 2013, 04:45 PM ET
Orbital Sciences will try to launch its Antares rocket again Sunday.
20 April 2013, 08:43 AM ET
Orbital Sciences will launch its Antares rocket test flight today at 6:10 p.m. EDT.
19 April 2013, 02:54 PM ET
Antares' first attempt on Wednesday was scuttled by a glitch. Liftoff is set for Saturday at 5 p.m. ET.
18 April 2013, 11:39 AM ET
Don Yeomans and Elon Musk made Time Magazine's list of the most influential people this year.
18 April 2013, 05:09 AM ET
The Orbital Sciences Antares rocket could launch from Virginia on Friday (April 19) at 5 p.m. ET (2100 GMT).
17 April 2013, 05:06 PM ET
The next chance to launch the Antares rocket may come Thursday at 5 p.m. EDT.
17 April 2013, 04:22 PM ET
It might seem surprising that rockets launch from Virginia's Eastern Shore. But it's been going on for decades.
17 April 2013, 06:44 AM ET
The Antares test flight shows the industry is coming of age, supporters say.
16 April 2013, 03:28 PM ET
Virgin Galactic ran oxidizers through the spacecraft's propulsion system during an April 12 test.
16 April 2013, 11:09 AM ET
Antares finally gets to show its stuff.
16 April 2013, 06:30 AM ET
Mars One aims to land four people on Mars in 2023.
15 April 2013, 12:57 PM ET
Despite dangers, plenty of people want to fly by Mars.
11 April 2013, 04:25 PM ET
See photos from the Golden Spike Company, which plans to launch private manned trips to the moon.
10 April 2013, 10:43 PM ET
The scene was lively at the 29th annual gathering of the world's space industry leaders.
09 April 2013, 05:49 PM ET
The aerospace giant hopes to tap a multibillion market in the years ahead.
08 April 2013, 10:09 AM ET
A new private rocket was rolled onto its launch pad in Virginia on Saturday (April 6)
05 April 2013, 06:52 PM ET
The actor has said he's considering buying a ticket to space.
05 April 2013, 11:57 AM ET
Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo flew a glide test in preparation for carrying passengers.
03 April 2013, 05:57 PM ET
A 16-student team drew up plans for a manned visit to the Mars moon Phobos.
28 March 2013, 03:43 PM ET
The next version of SpaceX's Dragon capsule may look truly out of this world.
27 March 2013, 08:39 PM ET
XCOR Aerospace today announced a first in aviation and space history, the firing of a full piston pump-powered rocket engine. This breakthrough is the foundation for fully reusable spacecraft that can fly multiple times per day, every day.
25 March 2013, 02:31 PM ET
Dragon will depart the space station at 6:56 a.m. EDT and splash down in the Pacific Ocean 5 1/2 hours later.