Space Tourism -- Tomorrow s Trips Today Archive
13 July 2012, 02:42 PM ET
SpaceX hopes the Dragon spacecraft will be carrying astronauts to low-Earth orbit by 2015.
13 July 2012, 09:47 AM ET
New virtual reality app lets you control the latest probes.
11 July 2012, 10:38 AM ET
See images of Virgin Galactic's planned LauncherOne rocket for private satellite launches.
11 July 2012, 10:18 AM ET
Virgin Galactic's LauncherOne rocket will launch small satellites into orbit from a carrier plane.
10 July 2012, 10:16 AM ET
See images of a the private spacesuits built by Final Frontier Design of Brooklyn, NYC.
29 June 2012, 02:48 PM ET
A UK-based firm plans to re-use older Soviet-era spacecraft.
29 June 2012, 01:36 PM ET
The private company Excalibur Almaz plans to send people to the moon on recycled Russian spacecraft.
26 June 2012, 07:01 AM ET
A new spaceship design and a plan to launch commercial cargo loads may be announced soon.
26 June 2012, 07:00 AM ET
Mars One plans to raise funds by staging a huge media spectacle.
25 June 2012, 04:43 PM ET
The commercial space company that recently delivered cargo to the ISS, tested its new Merlin 1D rocket engine, capable of 147,000 pounds of thrust . It was test fired for 185 seconds, the full duration necessary for their Falcon 9 rocket launches.
25 June 2012, 01:49 PM ET
Interest is rising among scientists and space tourists for suborbital jaunts to space.
19 June 2012, 12:52 PM ET
A new spacesuit would serve as backup for space tourists in case of disaster."
18 June 2012, 01:17 PM ET
The agreement represents an important step for the budding commercial spaceflight industry.
16 June 2012, 10:29 AM ET
Photos from the Air Force's second secret flight of the X-37B space plane.
14 June 2012, 07:00 AM ET
Charlie Bolden got an up-close look at SpaceX's Dragon capsule.
13 June 2012, 10:05 AM ET
A near-space balloon designed to carry passengers up for stellar views of the Earth's horizon tested its launch procedures last month.
08 June 2012, 06:01 AM ET
Virgin Galactic is aiming for the first passenger launches of its SpaceShipTwo space liner next year.
08 June 2012, 06:00 AM ET
The space agency is happy to share the spotlight with companies like SpaceX.
07 June 2012, 03:58 PM ET
Sierra Nevada's Dream Chaser passed a wide-ranging design review.
06 June 2012, 05:13 PM ET
A key congressman is no longer insisting that NASA choose one manned private spaceflight provider right away.
01 June 2012, 12:47 PM ET
A P-3 Orion Cast Glance aircraft was sent by NASA and U.S. Navy to track and record the descent of SpaceX's historic Dragon capsule (first commercial spacecraft to dock with ISS) on May 31st, 2012.
01 June 2012, 06:38 AM ET
The Dream Chaser mini-shuttle passed its first "captive-carry" test on Tuesday.
31 May 2012, 04:09 PM ET
The accolades are rolling in for SpaceX after the May 31 splashdown of its Dragon spacecraft.
31 May 2012, 03:42 PM ET
The founder of commercial rocket company SpaceX is thrilled over his victory.
31 May 2012, 12:47 PM ET
The Dragon capsule will likely make a real supply run to the space station this September.
31 May 2012, 11:44 AM ET
Dragon ended its groundbreaking first mission to the International Space Station.
31 May 2012, 10:05 AM ET
Dragon has begun its trip back through the atmosphere to splash down in the Pacific Ocean.
31 May 2012, 06:00 AM ET
See photos and images of SpaceX's Dragon capsule as it flies to the International Space Station for the first time.
31 May 2012, 05:49 AM ET
Dragon is due to splash down in the Pacific Ocean later this morning.
31 May 2012, 01:01 AM ET
Virgin Galactic will conduct the first rocket tests of SpaceShipTwo by the end of 2012.
31 May 2012, 12:21 AM ET
NASA TV will air Dragon's departure and re-entry to Earth's atmosphere.
31 May 2012, 12:00 AM ET
Tune in as SpaceX's Dragon space capsule returns to Earth on Thursday, May 31.
30 May 2012, 10:36 AM ET
SpaceX's new Falcon Heavy rocket will be the most powerful rocket in use when it starts flying in 2013.
30 May 2012, 10:36 AM ET
See images of the historic first docking of a private spacecraft with the International Space Station
30 May 2012, 06:00 AM ET
The private space race is really taking off.
28 May 2012, 07:00 AM ET
Falcons, Dragons and Merlins aren't just fantasy creatures; they're spaceflight fact.