Space Tourism -- Tomorrow s Trips Today Archive
03 September 2010, 12:29 PM ET
A grounded space station module could be launched in a few years to act as a hub for inflatable habitats and technology demonstrations.
31 August 2010, 07:29 AM ET
NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander mission data is contributing to a new study on Mars dirt and its atmosphere, long after the Phoenix lander has died.
27 August 2010, 12:52 PM ET
New photos from a powerful NASA spacecraft around Mars have revealed a young crater on Mars with a floor covered in water ice.
27 August 2010, 10:50 AM ET
NASA has jump-started advanced space technology efforts to fund eight high-priority research projects.
26 August 2010, 04:41 PM ET
NASA reassured commercial space firms that it will be a supportive customer for privately built space taxis.
25 August 2010, 05:14 AM ET
Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) successfully droped its Dragon spacecraft from 14,000 feet in a high-altitude drop test to check its parachute and splashdown systems
24 August 2010, 06:49 PM ET
The commercial space company SpaceX has put its unmanned Dragon craft through a parachute test from 14,000 feet.
24 August 2010, 06:22 PM ET
This week, Jupiter and the nearly full moon make great skywatching targets.
20 August 2010, 10:45 AM ET
The huge mothership jet built to launch suborbital spaceships for Virgin Galactic suffered landing gear damage Thursday during a test in California's Mojave Desert, the aircraft's builders said. No injuries have been reported.
20 August 2010, 07:56 AM ET
Scientists are taking a hard look at a proposal to keep a high-tech, yet low-cost, eye on the heavens for threatening asteroids.
19 August 2010, 09:53 AM ET
U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson is pushing for legislation that would provide tax breaks for commercial space ventures that would transport astronauts into orbit.
18 August 2010, 10:30 AM ET
NASA may push back plans to launch its next shuttle mission until March 2006 to allow more time for engineers to study and solve an ongoing foam shedding problem with orbiter external tanks.
13 August 2010, 11:22 AM ET
A much-anticipated report lays out the big telescopes that will push scientific discovery during the next decade or two.
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.