18 May 2012, 02:00 PM ET
A look at five of the most promising private spacecraft in development today.
18 May 2012, 01:53 PM ET
By meeting obligations necessary to keep the ISS fully supplied, commercial space companies can free up NASA to fulfill its charter, which includes human exploration – and settlement – of the Solar System.
18 May 2012, 07:26 AM ET
The Dragon capsule from SpaceX is set to be the first private spaceship to dock at the space station.
17 May 2012, 05:50 PM ET
SpaceX's upcoming test flight could be a defining moment for the commercial spaceflight industry.
17 May 2012, 07:00 AM ET
Fifteen student experiments are flying aboard SpaceX's Dragon capsule.
17 May 2012, 12:36 AM ET
The three spaceflyers will live aboard the station for four months.
16 May 2012, 06:00 AM ET
An upcoming rocket launch could be a watershed moment for private spaceflight.
16 May 2012, 05:35 AM ET
See photos of SpaceX's preparations to launch an unmanned capsule to the International Space Station in May 2012.
15 May 2012, 04:13 PM ET
Several companies are competing for funding under the next round of NASA's commercial crew program.
15 May 2012, 11:00 AM ET
Here's how SpaceX will send a robotic cargo freighter to the International Space Station.
14 May 2012, 03:16 PM ET
SpaceX's Dragon space capsule is slated to launch into orbit on May 19 at 4:55 a.m. EDT.
14 May 2012, 12:19 PM ET
The Dragon space capsule is slated to launch May 19 at 4:55 a.m. EDT.
14 May 2012, 09:53 AM ET
Brain-teasers about the private space firm and its Dragon capsule.
11 May 2012, 02:20 PM ET
SpaceX and Bigelow Aerospace are joining forces.
09 May 2012, 04:02 PM ET
Greg Schneider won the prize, which is valued at $110,000.
09 May 2012, 03:49 PM ET
The crewed version of the Dragon capsule will be able to carry seven passengers.
08 May 2012, 04:07 PM ET
The space tourism company hopes to send pairs of deep pocketed adventurers on flights of a lifetime, where they can spend a relaxing few minutes in zero gravity and return where they've departed from on a pillow of rocket engine fire.
08 May 2012, 03:24 PM ET
First prize is valued at $110,000 and is literally out of this world.
08 May 2012, 07:01 AM ET
See illustrations of Space Adventure's proposed suborbital rocket for space tourism.
04 May 2012, 06:55 PM ET
Engineers are conducting final tests to the private Dragon capsule before its upcoming launch.
02 May 2012, 04:54 PM ET
Commercial rocket maker SpaceX will push back the May 7 launch date of its Dragon capsule's flight to the station.
02 May 2012, 11:43 AM ET
Dragon is one contender for the first commercial spacecraft to carry humans to orbit.
02 May 2012, 09:40 AM ET
SpaceX may give up its May 7 target launch date, according to reports.
02 May 2012, 07:00 AM ET
SpaceX's Dragon will be the first commercial spacecraft to visit the space station.
01 May 2012, 12:42 PM ET
EADS Astrium will be offering seats for 200,000 Euros a piece for a flight of a lifetime, including a few minutes a of weightlessness, aboard this luxury rocket propelled aerial machine.
30 April 2012, 05:47 PM ET
The nine main engines on the Falcon 9 were worked out for 2 second on the launch pad at the Kennedy Space Center. The rocket will carry the first commercial spacecraft, the Dragon capsule, to dock with the International Space Station.
24 April 2012, 04:44 PM ET
The commercial firm plans to launch its unmanned Dragon space capsule to the International Space Station
23 April 2012, 07:00 AM ET
The California-based company wants to make humanity a multiplanet species.
23 April 2012, 07:00 AM ET
NASA hopes private American spaceships are carrying its astronauts by 2017.
22 April 2012, 11:00 AM ET
The Progress 47 cargo ship delivered more than 2 tons of supplies for the International Space Station.
20 April 2012, 11:01 AM ET
The Progress 47 cargo vessel will dock at the orbiting lab on Sunday.
17 April 2012, 04:35 PM ET
Virgin Galactic will launch its space-tourism flights from the New Mexico facility.
16 April 2012, 05:10 PM ET
SpaceX's Dragon capsule is slated to blast off on April 30.
14 April 2012, 07:00 AM ET
SpaceX's Dragon capsule is due to make the first private launch to the space station later this month.
13 April 2012, 01:44 PM ET
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk says his company's ultimate objective is Mars.
11 April 2012, 05:35 PM ET
Re-usable rockets, Space Station deliveries and missions to Mars are part of the vision for commercial space pioneer and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk. The rocket mogul talks about his company's far-reaching space goals.