Space Tourism -- Tomorrow s Trips Today Archive
28 April 2011, 08:00 AM ET
Space tourism has already reached low-Earth orbit, and now the industry is shooting for the moon.
27 April 2011, 06:00 AM ET caught up with Dennis Tito, the world's first space tourist, to chat about his experience and the prospects for private spaceflight going forward.
27 April 2011, 06:00 AM ET
On April 28, 2001, American businessman Dennis Tito launched the private spaceflight era by becoming the first space tourist.
26 April 2011, 02:19 PM ET
I've never been to space, but I've felt the closest thing there is to a spaceship ride on the ground.
26 April 2011, 08:30 AM ET
Four of history's seven space tourists talk about why they decided to launch to orbit, and what their experiences were like.
26 April 2011, 08:25 AM ET
NASA officials say they did not consider the coincidence when scheduling the launch.
25 April 2011, 06:15 PM ET
Before Dennis Tito blasted into space in 2001, two private citizens journeyed to the Russian space station Mir.
25 April 2011, 12:32 PM ET
Orbital space tourism is a niche industry at the moment, but business could really boom if costs come down by a couple of orders of magnitude.
25 April 2011, 11:59 AM ET
Private companies are racing to open up the space tourism market of the future.
22 April 2011, 06:13 PM ET
SpaceShipTwo's fifth glide test lasted more than 14 minutes, the longest yet for the new passenger space plane.
21 April 2011, 01:59 PM ET
A NASA document reveals some details on the private orbital spaceship planned by the secretive space company Blue Origin.
19 April 2011, 04:33 PM ET
See photos of some of the world’s first space tourists who have flown in orbit since 2001.
18 April 2011, 10:44 AM ET
NASA will unveil its latest spaceship company picks for funding under its commercial crew program.
17 April 2011, 05:13 PM ET
See photos of SpaceX's landmark first launch of its new Falcon 9 rocket on June 4, 2010.
15 April 2011, 11:00 AM ET
You could soon be in the co-pilot's seat as Rocketship Tours launches XCOR's Lynx on sub-orbital flights. XCOR president Jeff Greason and former Space Shuttle Commander Rick Searfoss explain what you'll see and feel.
14 April 2011, 10:10 AM ET
A panel of experts, including a former NASA administrator, discussed the agency's future direction in a panel discussion at the 27th National Space Symposium.
13 April 2011, 09:30 AM ET
The pressure is on for SpaceX and other commercial providers.
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 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.