Space Tourism -- Tomorrow s Trips Today Archive
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.
05 April 2011, 11:54 AM ET
SpaceX has big plans for its new heavy-lift version of its Falcon 9 booster rocket.
28 March 2011, 01:48 PM ET
Amateur satellite sleuths have successfully caught video and images of the U.S. Air Force's second X-37B space plane in orbit.
24 March 2011, 10:04 AM ET
The Southwest Research Institute will be conducting biomedical, astronomical and geological experiments in suborbital space.
21 March 2011, 11:40 AM ET
Visionary Hollywood director James Cameron has joined the X Prize Foundation's Board of Trustees.
17 March 2011, 04:30 PM ET
A new contest is offering the chance to win a free trip into space.
14 March 2011, 05:01 PM ET
Astronaut Garrett Resiman tells SPACE.com about his favorite moments of flying in space and why commercial spaceflight is his future.
14 March 2011, 04:50 PM ET
Astronaut Garrett Reisman has quit NASA to join up-and-coming private space company SpaceX.
11 March 2011, 12:03 PM ET
More hush-hush missions ahead for Air Force's X-37B space plane, but no firm dates yet.
05 March 2011, 05:50 PM ET
The U.S. Air Force's X-37B robotic space plane blasted off Saturday afternoon on a mystery mission shrouded in secrecy, after being delayed a day by bad weather.
05 March 2011, 03:20 PM ET
The X-37B space plane will likely test tech for future satellites during its months in space.
04 March 2011, 06:03 PM ET
The U.S. Air Force's secret X-37B space plane was all set to launch on its second mission this afternoon, but the Florida weather didn't cooperate.
02 March 2011, 07:08 PM ET
The U.S. military's super-secret X-37B space plane is all set to launch on its second mission Friday, though what it will be doing on orbit remains a mystery. The X-37B will launch from Cape Canaveral on an Atlas 5 rocket.
01 March 2011, 06:00 AM ET
New Mexico's governor announced a new chief for Spaceport America today.
28 February 2011, 05:26 PM ET
Commercial spaceflight firm Virgin Galactic didn't slip tickets for an orbital spaceflight — worth about $200,000 — into the Oscar losers' consolation "swag bag." The non-winning nominees got a free model spaceship, according to Virgin Galactic's CEO.
28 February 2011, 09:51 AM ET
Virgin Galactic has inked a commercial space deal to fly scientists into space.
23 February 2011, 05:41 PM ET
A private spaceflight company headed by a real-life Iron Man makes a list of the most innovative companies.
18 February 2011, 01:54 AM ET
See photos from the first solo glide flight of Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo.
11 February 2011, 03:54 PM ET
Commercial spaceflight company SpaceX and electric carmaker Tesla Motors teamed up to offer a behind-the-scenes glimpse of some of their products.
09 February 2011, 12:16 PM ET
The Competitive Space Task Force argues that NASA needs to leave low-Earth orbit to private companies.
07 February 2011, 07:52 PM ET
A privately funded team hoping to win a multimillion-dollar race to the moon has figured out how it's going to get most of the way there — aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.
07 February 2011, 05:07 PM ET
Rising stars in the private spaceflight realm are drawing NASA's eye for future partners.
20 January 2011, 12:11 PM ET
Now that SpaceX has successfully demonstrated its Dragon capsule, the commercial spaceflight company is looking ahead to another big step forward: outfitting Dragon to carry astronauts.
13 January 2011, 07:09 PM ET
Virgin Galactic scored a fourth successful drop test of its SpaceShipTwo suborbital spacecraft on Jan. 13.
12 January 2011, 05:41 PM ET
An American space tourism company that sells multimillion-dollar tourist flights to the International Space Station announced that it will resume the high society spaceflights in 2013 after a five-year lull.
10 January 2011, 10:46 AM ET
Rick Homans, director of America's first commercial spaceport – the Spaceport America facility under construction in the desert of New Mexico – has resigned, citing pressure from the state's new governor.
07 January 2011, 03:33 PM ET
The director of New Mexico Spaceport America has quit.
30 December 2010, 10:25 AM ET
A few moments of training the way scientists hoping to do short micro-gravity experiments will train in the NASTAR facility.
30 December 2010, 07:00 AM ET
From private spaceflights, to NASA missions to the moon, Mars and beyond, here's a preview of coming attractions in U.S. spaceflight for 2011.
29 December 2010, 07:51 AM ET
Next year looks to be full of milestones for the burgeoning commercial spaceflight industry.
28 December 2010, 04:03 AM ET
This year was a big one for spaceflight, with governmental agencies and the private sector alike marking many key milestones.