24 October 2012, 07:00 AM ET
Visiting astronauts will have to take special care not to contaminate the Red Planet.
19 October 2012, 07:01 AM ET
SpaceX, Sierra Nevada, and Boeing are each making progress toward launching people on private spacecraft.
18 October 2012, 05:02 PM ET
This year has seen major milestones in the development of private spaceflight.
16 October 2012, 07:00 AM ET
Brightman will be one of the most famous private citizens to fly to space.
12 October 2012, 06:38 PM ET
Orbcomm still plans to launch the rest of its communications constellation aboard SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket.
10 October 2012, 01:05 PM ET
SpaceX's Dragon capsule, carrying supplies and scientific equipment for the International Space Station (including ice cream for the astronauts), was docked using the station's robotic arm this morning.
10 October 2012, 11:50 AM ET
SpaceShipTwo will carry six passengers up past 328,000 feet altitude (100 kilometers), the point where astronaut wings are awarded.
10 October 2012, 10:47 AM ET
Before Sarah Brightman could be Space Adventures latest space tourist, she had to go through the Russian space agency's medical assessment to make sure she was ready for the rigors of space flight.
10 October 2012, 09:31 AM ET
Classical singing star Sarah Brightman has brokered a deal to visit the International Space Station.
10 October 2012, 04:32 AM ET
The robotic Dragon spacecraft is making the first commercial cargo run to the space station.
10 October 2012, 12:00 AM ET
Astronauts will snag Dragon at 7:17 a.m. EDT using the station's huge robotic arm.
09 October 2012, 06:26 PM ET
A glitch with the Falcon 9 rocket caused Orbcomm's prototype OG2 satellite to be placed too low.
09 October 2012, 04:07 PM ET
SpaceX's unmanned Dragon cargo ship is on track to arrive at the station Wednesday (Oct. 10).
09 October 2012, 07:00 AM ET
The "Phantom of the Opera" star has reportedly paid $51 million to fly to space.
08 October 2012, 02:59 PM ET
The anomaly did not significantly affect the flight of SpaceX's Dragon capsule.
08 October 2012, 12:01 PM ET
In this space wallpaper, Space Launch Complex 40 on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida comes alive as the Merlin engines ignite under the Falcon 9 rocket carrying a Dragon capsule to orbit on Oct. 7, 2012.
07 October 2012, 08:50 PM ET
The SpaceX CRS-1 mission to the Space Station launched from Kennedy Space Center on October 7, 2012. The Falcon 9 rocket flawlessly inserted the Dragon capsule into orbit.
07 October 2012, 08:35 PM ET
Skywatchers can see the private spacecraft chase down the International Space Station over the next few nights.
07 October 2012, 08:35 PM ET
See launch photos for SpaceX's landmark launch of a private Dragon cargo mission to the space station.
07 October 2012, 01:22 AM ET
The tasty astronaut treat is launching on SpaceX's private Dragon cargo ship on Sunday (Oct. 7).
06 October 2012, 05:04 PM ET
Protein crystallography experiments in microgravity could lead to breakthroughs for big pharmaceuticals. SpaceX's cargo missions to the ISS are not only a re-supply mission but has the added benefit of bringing up more of these types of experiments.
06 October 2012, 07:00 AM ET
The company's Dragon capsule is slated to blast off Sunday evening.
06 October 2012, 05:13 AM ET
See inside SpaceX's private Dragon space capsule and Falcon 9 rockets.
04 October 2012, 06:23 PM ET
Can you find the lucky shamrock in SpaceX's Dragon space capsule mission patch?
02 October 2012, 03:15 PM ET
Viewers in Florida have a chance to see a spectacular night launch this weekend.
02 October 2012, 02:44 PM ET
Virgin Galactic founder pens funny rebuttal of rumors.
01 October 2012, 03:01 PM ET
Orbital Sciences' Antares rocket will begin a series of tests at the pad in four or five weeks.
01 October 2012, 01:29 PM ET
In preparation for the first official commercial cargo flight to the Space Station (full cargo load - first SpaceX flight to ISS was a test flight), the Falcon 9 Merlin engines were fired at full power for 2 seconds in a captive 'hold down' test.
01 October 2012, 07:00 AM ET
Virgin Galactic showed off its passenger space plane in England in July 2012.
01 October 2012, 12:00 AM ET
See photos of SpaceX's launch preparations for its first official cargo run to the space station.
26 September 2012, 01:46 PM ET
Brightman will make an announcement with private space travel firm Space Adventures.
24 September 2012, 07:05 PM ET
On Friday, September 21, 2012, SpaceX's Grasshopper vertical takeoff and landing test vehicle (VTVL) took its first test flight hop from the company's rocket testing facility in McGregor, Texas.
24 September 2012, 03:08 PM ET
The Republican nominee says he'll secure the nation's leadership position in space.
21 September 2012, 05:45 PM ET
California Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. signed a bill Friday (Sept. 21) to limit liability for private spaceflight companies.
20 September 2012, 07:01 PM ET
SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft will make its first contracted supply run for NASA.
19 September 2012, 04:57 PM ET
Canadian entrepreneur John Criswick hopes to fulfil a lifelong love of space.