Space Tourism -- Tomorrow s Trips Today Archive
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.
18 September 2012, 04:06 PM ET
SpaceX's robotic Dragon spacecraft will be making the first of 12 contracted cargo missions for NASA.
16 September 2012, 11:08 PM ET
American Joe Acaba and Russians Gennady Padalka and Sergei Revin had spent four months aboard the orbiting lab.
16 September 2012, 07:10 PM ET
Joe Acaba, Gennady Padalka and Sergei Revin had spent the last four months aboard the orbiting lab.
16 September 2012, 07:00 AM ET
Joe Acaba, Gennady Padalka and Sergei Revin have spent the last four months aboard the orbiting lab.
23 August 2012, 04:18 PM ET
SpaceX should make its first contracted supply run to the space station for NASA this October.
03 August 2012, 10:08 AM ET
NASA hopes to spur development of commercial spacecraft capable of ferrying cargo and crew to the space station.
31 July 2012, 03:16 PM ET
The spaceflight firm's leaders talk about where Virgin Galactic hopes to go in the future.
27 July 2012, 04:48 PM ET
On May 25th, 2012, the first commercial spacecraft to dock with the International Space Station launched from Kennedy Space Center atop a Falcon 9 rocket. Take a look back at the flight from lift-off to splashdown.
26 July 2012, 11:04 AM ET
Private rocket builder Armadillo Aerospace manufactures reusable rocket powered vehicles.
24 July 2012, 02:13 PM ET
Sally Ride quotes on heroes, inspiration and the view from space.
22 July 2012, 07:10 AM ET
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17 July 2012, 11:35 AM ET
Reaction Engines Ltd. is designing the Skylon space plane.
17 July 2012, 10:44 AM ET
NanoRacks said they will launch the affected experiments to the space station again.
15 July 2012, 12:17 AM ET
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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.