Space Tourism -- Tomorrow s Trips Today Archive
10 August 2010, 04:04 PM ET
Former NASA chief Sean O'Keefe and his son are among the survivors of the fatal plane crash in southwestern Alaska late Monday that killed five people, one of them ex-senator Ted Stevens nine, according to news reports.
10 August 2010, 11:01 AM ET
A private plane that crashed in Alaska with eight or nine people onboard late Monday was reportedly carrying former NASA chief Sean O'Keefe and ex-senator Ted Stevens, according to news reports.
09 August 2010, 03:51 PM ET
Linking lightning to changes in storm intensity could lead to better forecasts.
09 August 2010, 12:00 PM ET
Elon Musk, CEO of electric car manufacturer Tesla Motors and rocket company SpaceX talks about the challenges he faces, both professionally and personally.
05 August 2010, 02:01 PM ET
A recent study of lunar rock samples from NASA's Apollo missions could alter the notion that the moon's interior harbors more water than previous estimates. In fact, a new examination of the lunar rocks' chlorine composition indicates that the moon is ess
02 August 2010, 02:36 PM ET
A group of scientists will undergo centrifuge and attitude chamber tests to prepare to fly in space.
29 July 2010, 12:29 PM ET
NASA is tracking a piece of Chinese space junk that is headed uncomfortably close to the International Space Station and may force the outpost's crew to take shelter in their Russian lifeboats as a precaution.
24 July 2010, 12:37 PM ET
Houston, we have a social networking problem. A hacker broke into NASA's astronaut Twitter feed Friday to peddle flat screen televisions.
20 July 2010, 06:11 PM ET
A private suborbital spaceship could make its first test trip to space as soon as this fall, has learned.
20 July 2010, 07:25 AM ET
Pilot Pete Siebold fires up all the systems of VSS Enterprise - except the rocket - during this captive carry test.
16 July 2010, 06:06 PM ET
A commercial spaceship owned by Virgin Galactic made its first flight with a crew onboard Thursday.
12 July 2010, 04:27 PM ET
A cluster of glowing magnetic loops burst from a particularly active spot on the sun's surface and were photographed by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory.
07 July 2010, 10:46 AM ET
Scientists have found dust-like particles in a returned Japanese asteroid probe, but more analysis is needed to determine if they are indeed from an asteroid.
05 July 2010, 12:43 PM ET
As zero gravity vacations come of age, one family shares its weightless holiday experience aboard a Zero Gravity Corporation aircraft.
03 July 2010, 10:01 AM ET
The farthest American flags from the United States are not in other countries, they're leaving the solar system on NASA's Voyager spacecraft.
02 July 2010, 05:11 PM ET
One family from Colorado is about to take the ultimate Fourth of July vacation – a zero gravity Independence Day – and eagerly looking forward to it.
02 July 2010, 12:39 PM ET
From a trip to view a rocket launch to an actual flight in space, there are options to suit all kinds – and all budgets.
01 July 2010, 02:07 PM ET
A space scientist and father is taking his family on a zero gravity vacation this Fourth of July weekend as the realm of space tourism moves forward.
29 June 2010, 01:06 PM ET
After riding a flame into Earth orbit more than three weeks ago, the dormant upper stage of the first Falcon 9 rocket plunged back into the atmosphere Sunday.
22 June 2010, 11:23 AM ET
The Space Station gets two women; Ships leave "contrails" at sea; Moon has more water; Mars had an ocean; Mars 500 crew sealed in; Kepler finds 700 planets; new astronaut candidates but where will they go?; SPACEX gets Iridium deal
21 June 2010, 11:31 AM ET
The first American to orbit Earth says shuttles should fill gaps in U.S spaceflight capability until a replacement arises.
18 June 2010, 04:04 PM ET
A watch worn by famed female pilot Amelia Earhart during her historic trans-Atlantic flights reached the International Space Station Thursday, 82 years to the day after its historic first flight. The timepiece is one of several astronaut mementos — i
18 June 2010, 12:31 PM ET
In November 1969, an interplanetary art smuggler hatched a plot to send potentially priceless works of art to the moon on tiny chips. Now, history detectives hope to solve this moon art museum mystery in a new PBS documentary.
16 June 2010, 10:25 AM ET
The private rocket company SpaceX, fresh off the success of its Falcon 9 rocket debut, has signed the largest single commercial launch contract with satellite company Iridium Communications, Inc. – a deal worth $492 million.
13 June 2010, 10:27 AM ET
A Japanese space capsule returned to Earth and plunged through the atmosphere over the Australian outback Sunday, capping a seven-year space journey that took it to a nearby asteroid in a historic attempt to collect pieces of a billion-year-old space rock
11 June 2010, 12:06 PM ET
The U.S. House Science and Technology Committee has given NASA one week to flesh out cost and schedule estimates for a slimmed-down version of the Orion Crew Exploration Vehicle.
09 June 2010, 03:57 PM ET
For the first time in 30 years, the Planetary Society has named a new chief, and it’s Bill Nye the Science Guy.
09 June 2010, 02:43 AM ET
The third private citizen to fly in space, Greg Olsen, says he's excited about the future of space travel — especially if it means he might have another chance to fly.
08 June 2010, 08:07 AM ET
Was Falcon 9's launch really proof of Obama's space policy? Does SPACEX have the cash to continue? Why are some US senators attacking the company? Miles O'Brien's deep conversation with Elon Musk, founder of SPACEX, This Week in Space.
07 June 2010, 05:59 PM ET
Some skywatchers have wondered whether SpaceX's recently launched private Falcon 9 rocket and mock-up Dragon capsule are widely visible from Earth. The answer, apparently, is no.
04 June 2010, 06:58 PM ET
The successful liftoff of a new private rocket helps vindicate President Barack Obama's plan to rely on commercial spaceships to carry cargo and possibly astronauts to orbit, the rocket's millionaire owner said.
04 June 2010, 03:39 PM ET's launch updates for the first SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launch on June 4, 2010.
04 June 2010, 02:46 PM ET
The brand new commercial Falcon 9 rocket soared into orbit from Florida on its maiden flight Friday, the first test for a new era of private vehicles that could one day send cargo – and possibly astronauts – into space.
04 June 2010, 01:36 PM ET
The brand new commercial Falcon 9 rocket experienced an unexpected glitch just before liftoff during its first flight test Friday, stalling what was to be its maiden launch.
04 June 2010, 11:56 AM ET
As the era of private spaceflight takes a step forward with SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket test, here's a look at 6 companies that could launch humans into space soon.
04 June 2010, 06:23 AM ET
The stakes are high for SpaceX's new private Falcon 9 rocket for its first test launch today.