Space Tourism -- Tomorrow s Trips Today Archive
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.
15 December 2010, 05:04 PM ET
Commercial space company Orbital Sciences Corp. is teaming with Virgin Galactic to build a spacecraft capable of carrying people to orbit by 2015.
14 December 2010, 12:04 PM ET
Last week, I traveled down to Cape Canaveral to cover the launch of SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon space capsule, and witnessed the future of American spaceflight.
14 December 2010, 08:06 AM ET
The growing threat of space junk to satellites and spacecraft may need a federal Superfund solution, a new report finds.
10 December 2010, 11:47 AM ET
After the first successful launch and recovery of SpaceX’s Dragon capsule on Wednesday (Dec. 8), the commercial spaceflight company is looking forward to an ambitious future.
09 December 2010, 02:42 PM ET
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08 December 2010, 06:44 PM ET
SpaceX has plenty to celebrate today, after the successful completion of a milestone test flight for the company's unmanned Dragon space capsule.
08 December 2010, 06:07 PM ET
Experts respond to the success of SpaceX's inaugural Dragon spaceflight.
08 December 2010, 04:53 PM ET
See photos from the historic launch of SpaceX’s first Dragon spacecraft on Dec. 8.
08 December 2010, 01:01 PM ET
Almost immediately after commercial rocket company SpaceX launched its Dragon spaceship for the first time this morning (Dec. 8), the Twitterverse was abuzz with the news.
08 December 2010, 10:43 AM ET
Private rocket company SpaceX has launched its Dragon space capsule on its inaugural test flight atop its commercial Falcon 9 rocket.
08 December 2010, 09:17 AM ET
The private spaceflight company SpaceX has aborted its first attempt to launch the Dragon commercial space capsule on its inaugural test flight this morning.
08 December 2010, 08:24 AM ET
SPACE.com's launch updates for the first test flight of SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon space capsule on Dec. 8, 2010.
08 December 2010, 07:19 AM ET
The private spaceflight company SpaceX ushered in a brave new world of commercial spaceflight Dec. 8, 2010 with the spectacular launch debut of the new commercial Dragon space capsule on its Falcon booster.
08 December 2010, 06:15 AM ET
SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk answers SPACE.com's questions on his hopes for SpaceX's first Dragon spacecraft launch and commercial spaceflight.
07 December 2010, 05:33 PM ET
The private spaceflight company SpaceX is poised to launch a new commercial space capsule tomorrow (Dec. 8) in a historic flight test.
07 December 2010, 03:07 PM ET
The private spaceflight company SpaceX is examining a cracked engine nozzle on its commercial Falcon 9 rocket that has delayed the inaugural launch of the firm's new Dragon space capsule.
07 December 2010, 07:41 AM ET
SpaceX, a Calif.-based private spaceflight company, is making final preparations for what could be a groundbreaking test flight that has implications for the entire commercial spaceflight industry.
06 December 2010, 07:45 AM ET
SpaceX's new private Dragon space capsule is ready for its maiden test flight tomorrow (Dec. 7) atop a Falcon 9 rocket launching from Florida.
06 December 2010, 01:53 AM ET
The commercial space company SpaceX has delayed the debut launch test of its Dragon space capsule to no earlier than Thursday, Dec. 9.