Space Tourism -- Tomorrow s Trips Today Archive
15 March 2012, 02:46 PM ET
The test flight is a critical step for the private spaceflight industry.
13 March 2012, 11:31 AM ET
The launches of two privately-built space capsules to the International Space Station will occur later this year.
13 March 2012, 11:13 AM ET
A lot of flying time will be needed to see if the current vehicles are economically viable.
02 March 2012, 04:25 PM ET
The launch readiness test of SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon capsule went well, officials said.
01 March 2012, 12:49 PM ET
A federal space official wants to double the number of commercial launches every year through 2019.
01 March 2012, 07:00 AM ET
Putting the Biebernaut and other celebrities in space would increase interest in a nascent industry.
28 February 2012, 04:29 PM ET
Commercial operations could start by 2013 or 2014, company officials say.
27 February 2012, 10:31 PM ET
NASA scientist Thomas Goodwin may not get to actually claim the big prize.
25 February 2012, 07:00 AM ET
Scientists will meet to discuss the research potential of suborbital spaceflight.
23 February 2012, 03:50 PM ET
The Playboy Club in space would include a casino, fine-dining, zero-gravity dancing and an "orbital pleasure dome."
23 February 2012, 09:50 AM ET
A proposed roller coaster will give passengers the sensation of about eight seconds of microgravity.
17 February 2012, 04:21 PM ET
Go behind the scenes of the flight tests and rocket engine checks of Virgin Galactic’s first SpaceShipTwo spaceship for passenger flights into suborbital space.
10 February 2012, 11:34 AM ET
Tourists at Spaceport America can have a thrilling experience without leaving the ground.
03 February 2012, 10:40 AM ET
Powered test flights should occur this summer.
02 February 2012, 05:37 PM ET
The first test launch of SpaceX's Dragon space capsule to the International Space Station will be no earlier than March 20.
01 February 2012, 02:40 PM ET
SpaceX has recently test fired the next generation of astronaut safeguards, the SuperDraco Engine, with the ability to catapult its Dragon capsule off the rocket and land safely on a landing pad.
23 January 2012, 04:44 PM ET
In this space wallpaper, Dragon is a free-flying, reusable spacecraft being developed by SpaceX under NASA's Commercial Orbital Transportation Services (COTS) program.
23 January 2012, 03:51 PM ET
SpaceX is working toward the first test flight of its Dragon spacecraft in March 2012.
20 January 2012, 03:47 PM ET
The launch of SpaceX's Dragon capsule will likely occur sometime in the spring, according to company officials.
19 January 2012, 10:50 AM ET
Former NASA astronaut Ken Bowersox has departed the private space company.
13 January 2012, 01:42 PM ET
The new documentary follows the first American second-generation spaceflyer.
13 January 2012, 12:29 PM ET
'Apogee of Fear' features the acting debuts of two NASA astronauts and a cosmonaut.
11 January 2012, 11:51 PM ET
See photos of private space traveler Richard Garriott from his 2008 ISS trip.
03 January 2012, 10:58 AM ET
The year ahead will be very important for private spaceflight companies.
27 December 2011, 12:00 PM ET
The 50th anniversary of human spaceflight brought big changes.
22 December 2011, 10:42 AM ET
The next phase of private-spacecraft development should be a 'pretty big jump,' NASA says.
21 December 2011, 02:42 PM ET
On 19 December 2011, the launch vehicle for the PromISSe Mission was transferred from the Assembly and Testing Facility to the launch site in this cool space wallpaper.
19 December 2011, 07:00 AM ET
Armadillo Aerospace is one of several companies using the New Mexico spaceport as a testing ground.
13 December 2011, 06:14 PM ET
Paul Allen's Stratolaunch Systems plans to build a giant carrier vehicle in order to air-launch rockets to Earth orbit.
13 December 2011, 04:37 PM ET
Allen's new project is the latest in a string of space efforts over the years.
13 December 2011, 01:43 PM ET
Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen announced an ambitious new space travel project today.
13 December 2011, 01:30 PM ET
Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen plans to use a giant airplane to launch private spaceflights from the stratosphere.
10 December 2011, 08:00 AM ET
From a comet diving into the sun to planets made of diamonds and more, it was a busy week in space.
09 December 2011, 12:50 PM ET
SpaceX has developed the Dragon spacecraft to carry cargo and crew to low-Earth orbit
08 December 2011, 04:38 PM ET
Colorado officials are seeking spaceport designation from the Federal Aviation Administration.
30 November 2011, 12:56 PM ET
SpaceX is building an addition to the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's launch complex.