Space Tourism -- Tomorrow s Trips Today Archive
19 May 2013, 12:35 PM ET
Seeing our fragile Earth hanging alone in space could inspire people to take the long view.
17 May 2013, 03:53 PM ET
Dream Chaser's first free-flight test is slated for later this year.
14 May 2013, 05:37 PM ET
A private company's manned moon lander has moved one step closer to reality.
14 May 2013, 12:30 PM ET
Four-time space shuttle astronaut C.J. Sturckow has signed on with the company.
07 May 2013, 09:50 AM ET
Commercial vehicles could help make space science accessible to a broad range of people.
03 May 2013, 03:24 PM ET
U.S. dependence on Russian spaceships could last beyond 2017 without full support, Charlie Bolden says.
30 April 2013, 02:19 PM ET
That's about $8 million more than the previous going rate.
30 April 2013, 09:00 AM ET
Virgin Galactic's Sir Richard Branson and George Whitesides talk about Space tourism's next huge step taken on April 29th, 2013.
30 April 2013, 07:24 AM ET
Virgin Galactic's first SpaceShipTwo customers could be flying by the end of the year.
30 April 2013, 07:00 AM ET
It will soon cost $250,000 for a seat instead of $200,000, company officials say.
30 April 2013, 07:00 AM ET
Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo is almost ready to carry tourists to space.
29 April 2013, 05:47 PM ET
See reactions and celebrations of Virgin Galactic's major rocket-powered flight test of SpaceShipTwo on April 29, 2013.
29 April 2013, 05:00 PM ET
See what it was like to watch SpaceShipTwo soar in its first supersonic test flight.
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.