01 January 2013, 09:45 AM ET
Private spacecraft from SpaceX, Virgin Galactic and others are poised for major test in 2013.
28 December 2012, 04:14 PM ET
The actress reportedly received a ticket for Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo from British billionaire Sir Richard Branson.
26 December 2012, 11:04 AM ET
SpaceX's Grasshopper reusable rocket prototype flew 12-stories up during its third test flight.
26 December 2012, 09:43 AM ET
The SpaceX Grasshopper flew more than 130 feet (40 meters) into the air before landing successfully after 29 seconds of flight.
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.