Space Tourism -- Tomorrow s Trips Today Archive
21 December 2012, 11:01 AM ET
There is no standard for doctors to refer to when approving patients for spaceflight, according to new research.
20 December 2012, 12:42 PM ET
The suborbital vehicle flew a successful drop test Dec. 19.
20 December 2012, 12:13 PM ET
Entrepreneur Richard Branson aims to take paying passengers into space in the next few years.
20 December 2012, 11:58 AM ET
Richard Branson, through his company Virgin Galactic, plans to offer flights into space for paying customers by 2015.
11 December 2012, 01:31 PM ET
Elon Musk founded SpaceX with ambitions to explore Mars.
10 December 2012, 07:13 PM ET
SpaceX, Boeing and Sierra Nevada each get about $10 million to start certifying their spaceships.
07 December 2012, 05:45 PM ET
Just in time for the holidays, SpaceX mission patches are on sale for the first time.
03 December 2012, 05:55 PM ET
A private space company backed by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has switched rocket providers.
27 November 2012, 01:51 PM ET
Human space tourists could ride balloons high above the Earth to get astronautlike views by 2014.
27 November 2012, 10:27 AM ET
A successful balloon flight test by Zero 2 Infinity on Nov. 12, 2012 could pave the way for a cheaper form of space tourism.
23 November 2012, 07:00 AM ET
Elon Musk wants to help put 80,000 people on the Red Planet.
20 November 2012, 03:44 PM ET
When a bright aerospace mind has a killer aerospace idea to change the world for the better, it needs a nurturing environment. Mojave Air and Space Port provides a wonderful place to test-fire sparks of genius and fan the flames of creativity.
15 November 2012, 07:00 AM ET
The private spaceflight company SpaceX aims to make a fully reusable spacecraft.
12 November 2012, 06:35 PM ET
SpaceX’s reusable rocket prototype, called Grasshopper, has taken its highest hop yet, a 17.7-foot flight test to demonstrate its closed loop thruster vectors and throttle controls
07 November 2012, 01:27 AM ET
The space agency will likely continue working to get astronauts to an asteroid by 2025.
06 November 2012, 07:00 AM ET
Budget issues will probably be a much bigger driver for the space agency, experts say.
30 October 2012, 02:53 PM ET
The private Dragon spacecraft was recovered and brought back to port after its first official cargo delivery mission.
29 October 2012, 03:28 PM ET
Suborbital space line Virgin Galactic may offer zero-g parabolic flights on its WhiteKnightTwo mothership.
29 October 2012, 12:52 PM ET
The private cargo capsule landed in the Pacific Ocean after a resupply mission to the International Space Station on October 28th, 2012.
28 October 2012, 03:38 PM ET
The cargo capsule is on its way back to Earth as it departed the International Space Station on October 28th, 2012.
28 October 2012, 03:24 PM ET
The SpaceX Dragon spacecraft splashed down in the Pacific to cap off a landmark cargo delivery mission.
28 October 2012, 10:31 AM ET
The unmanned Dragon space capsule is returning hundreds of astronaut blood and urine samples, among other cargo.
28 October 2012, 03:10 AM ET
The Dragon capsule is packed with nearly 500 vials of astronaut blood and urine, for science of course.
28 October 2012, 02:34 AM ET
See photos from SpaceX's first resupply mission to the International Space Station.
26 October 2012, 04:57 PM ET
Dragon is wrapping up the first-ever commercial cargo mission to the space station.
25 October 2012, 10:00 AM ET
Attendees of a commercial spaceflight conference were offered the chance to climb inside a model of the Lynx.
24 October 2012, 07:00 AM ET
Visiting astronauts will have to take special care not to contaminate the Red Planet.
19 October 2012, 07:01 AM ET
SpaceX, Sierra Nevada, and Boeing are each making progress toward launching people on private spacecraft.
18 October 2012, 05:02 PM ET
This year has seen major milestones in the development of private spaceflight.
16 October 2012, 07:00 AM ET
Brightman will be one of the most famous private citizens to fly to space.
12 October 2012, 06:38 PM ET
Orbcomm still plans to launch the rest of its communications constellation aboard SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket.
10 October 2012, 01:05 PM ET
SpaceX's Dragon capsule, carrying supplies and scientific equipment for the International Space Station (including ice cream for the astronauts), was docked using the station's robotic arm this morning.
10 October 2012, 11:50 AM ET
SpaceShipTwo will carry six passengers up past 328,000 feet altitude (100 kilometers), the point where astronaut wings are awarded.
10 October 2012, 10:47 AM ET
Before Sarah Brightman could be Space Adventures latest space tourist, she had to go through the Russian space agency's medical assessment to make sure she was ready for the rigors of space flight.
10 October 2012, 09:31 AM ET
Classical singing star Sarah Brightman has brokered a deal to visit the International Space Station.
10 October 2012, 04:32 AM ET
The robotic Dragon spacecraft is making the first commercial cargo run to the space station.