Space Tourism -- Tomorrow s Trips Today Archive
22 June 2011, 08:00 AM ET
SpaceX is launching a lawsuit against what the company says were defamatory allegations about its Falcon 9 rocket.
20 June 2011, 05:52 PM ET
The Atlantis astronauts will spend the week rehearsing launch day for a July 8 liftoff.
17 June 2011, 10:14 AM ET
NASA rolled out its final space shuttle mission's cargo pod to the launch pad Thursday.
10 June 2011, 01:00 PM ET
Virgin Galactic is pushing its private spaceliner SpaceShipTwo ever further on more ambitious test flights.
03 June 2011, 05:15 PM ET
A homemade Danish rocket blasted off today, marking the first test flight of a system designed to launch people to suborbital space on the cheap.
03 June 2011, 11:47 AM ET
Richard Branson, Burt Rutan and former Virgin Galactic CEO Will Whitehorn visualize the the ride of a lifetime aboard Virgin Galactic's SpaceShip Two.
27 May 2011, 12:14 PM ET
A video shows why future space tourists flying with Virgin Galactic can relax during descent.
25 May 2011, 07:00 AM ET
The U.S. Army is making a serious push to launch swarms of tiny, inexpensive spy satellites, which would aid soldiers on the ground.
19 May 2011, 01:02 AM ET
See the daring video of Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo as test pilots demonstrate the craft's novel "feathering" system to maintain stability during re-entry while flying high above the Mojave Desert.
05 May 2011, 05:02 PM ET
Space Adventures is pushing the space tourism envelope one step further, with tourist trips around the moon.
04 May 2011, 02:43 PM ET
Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo tested its feathering system to be used during atmospheric re-entry.
28 April 2011, 03:26 PM ET
On the eve of the penultimate space shuttle launch, a new wave of space exploration is surging forward.
28 April 2011, 08:03 AM ET
Commercial spaceflight has the potential to be an important platform for the research community.
28 April 2011, 08:00 AM ET
Space tourism has already reached low-Earth orbit, and now the industry is shooting for the moon.
27 April 2011, 06:00 AM ET caught up with Dennis Tito, the world's first space tourist, to chat about his experience and the prospects for private spaceflight going forward.
27 April 2011, 06:00 AM ET
On April 28, 2001, American businessman Dennis Tito launched the private spaceflight era by becoming the first space tourist.
26 April 2011, 02:19 PM ET
I've never been to space, but I've felt the closest thing there is to a spaceship ride on the ground.
26 April 2011, 08:30 AM ET
Four of history's seven space tourists talk about why they decided to launch to orbit, and what their experiences were like.
26 April 2011, 08:25 AM ET
NASA officials say they did not consider the coincidence when scheduling the launch.
25 April 2011, 06:15 PM ET
Before Dennis Tito blasted into space in 2001, two private citizens journeyed to the Russian space station Mir.
25 April 2011, 12:32 PM ET
Orbital space tourism is a niche industry at the moment, but business could really boom if costs come down by a couple of orders of magnitude.
25 April 2011, 11:59 AM ET
Private companies are racing to open up the space tourism market of the future.
22 April 2011, 06:13 PM ET
SpaceShipTwo's fifth glide test lasted more than 14 minutes, the longest yet for the new passenger space plane.
21 April 2011, 01:59 PM ET
A NASA document reveals some details on the private orbital spaceship planned by the secretive space company Blue Origin.
19 April 2011, 04:33 PM ET
See photos of some of the world’s first space tourists who have flown in orbit since 2001.
18 April 2011, 10:44 AM ET
NASA will unveil its latest spaceship company picks for funding under its commercial crew program.
17 April 2011, 05:13 PM ET
See photos of SpaceX's landmark first launch of its new Falcon 9 rocket on June 4, 2010.
15 April 2011, 11:00 AM ET
You could soon be in the co-pilot's seat as Rocketship Tours launches XCOR's Lynx on sub-orbital flights. XCOR president Jeff Greason and former Space Shuttle Commander Rick Searfoss explain what you'll see and feel.
14 April 2011, 10:10 AM ET
A panel of experts, including a former NASA administrator, discussed the agency's future direction in a panel discussion at the 27th National Space Symposium.
13 April 2011, 09:30 AM ET
The pressure is on for SpaceX and other commercial providers.
13 April 2011, 06:00 AM ET
The era of American space planes is far from over.
12 April 2011, 07:00 AM ET
In the next 50 years, commercial spaceflight should take over near-Earth operations, freeing space agencies to send astronauts to asteroids and Mars.
11 April 2011, 07:28 AM ET
50 years after the Soviet Union beat the United States to send the first human to space, a new space race is heating up.
07 April 2011, 01:31 AM ET
Virgin Galactic's private SpaceShipTwo visited San Francisco to help unveil a new airport terminal.
06 April 2011, 10:40 AM ET
SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket under development could enable new missions beyond low-Earth orbit to destinations in the solar system.
05 April 2011, 02:45 PM ET
SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket will have double the lift capacity of a Delta IV Heavy at a fraction of the cost.