Space Tourism -- Tomorrow s Trips Today Archive
30 July 2013, 09:32 PM ET
Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX) will launch all three satellites for Canada’s planned Radarsat Constellation Mission (RCM) in 2018 aboard a single Falcon 9 rocket, the Hawthorne, Calif., rocket maker announced Tuesday.
25 July 2013, 11:50 AM ET
NASA on July 19 released a draft solicitation for the fourth and final development phase of its Commercial Crew Program, which is still expected to result in a crewed space launch to the International Space Station from U.S. soil, by late 2017, according
23 July 2013, 08:19 AM ET
How would you like to zip from Los Angeles to San Francisco in less than 30 minutes, on the cheap and on your own schedule? Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk says it can be done, and he's going to tell us how next month.
19 July 2013, 07:00 AM ET
The private company SpaceX has been narrowing its search for a new location in which to build a commercial launch facility for industrial customers. The firm has recently focused on Florida, Georgia, Puerto Rico and particularly Texas.
19 July 2013, 07:00 AM ET
With all the attention being given to Virgin Galactic's impressive list of future celebritynauts (Ashton! Branson! Beiber!), its spaceship's impressive capabilities for microgravity research have been largely overlooked.
18 July 2013, 03:19 PM ET
Can this coastal launch site drive commercial development of the Solar System’s frontiers? Gilberto Salinas, Executive VP, Brownsville Economic Development Corporation, discusses a pending SpaceX private spaceport with’s @DavidSkyBrody.
08 July 2013, 02:42 PM ET
A private company's prototype reusable rocket made its highest leap to date last month, soaring 100 stories into the air before landing softly back at its launch pad as planned. SpaceX's Grasshopper vehicle reached a maximum altitude of 1,066 feet on June
08 July 2013, 11:31 AM ET
SpaceX's reusable Vertical Takeoff Vertical Landing (VTVL) test vehicle made its highest jump yet, flying 1066 feet (325 meters) in June 2013 and landed safely under near-perfect control.
27 June 2013, 12:01 AM ET
Space-tourism transactions could become easier with the new PayPal Galactic.
17 June 2013, 04:01 PM ET
The announcement comes the heels of the 50th anniversary of the first woman in space.
13 June 2013, 04:46 PM ET
Sunjammer's sail measures 124 feet on a side.
06 June 2013, 02:05 PM ET
The pop star may even shoot a music video in the final frontier.
31 May 2013, 04:11 PM ET
SpaceX Senior Engineer Garrett Reisman (former NASA Shuttle astronaut) is helping to get the U.S. back into the manned spaceflight business. He is tasked with retrofitting the SpaceX rocket/capsule to carry humans.
31 May 2013, 02:15 PM ET
SpaceX Chairman Elon Musk foresees a revolutionary rocket breakthrough.
24 May 2013, 10:15 AM ET
The winner bidder will fly on Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo with the actor.
23 May 2013, 04:06 PM ET
Private companies are interested in setting up lunar bases.
23 May 2013, 03:52 PM ET
The world's first commercial spaceport hosted a massive event for one of the summer's biggest action movies, 'After Earth.'
23 May 2013, 10:18 AM ET
Virgin Galactic and XCOR Aerospace are on track to do big business soon.
20 May 2013, 05:40 PM ET
Pad 39A hosted Apollo launches to the moon and space shuttle liftoffs over the years.
20 May 2013, 01:50 PM ET
X Prize officials aren't revealing any details yet, though.
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?