Space Tourism -- Tomorrow s Trips Today Archive
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.
04 December 2010, 02:38 AM ET
A rocket built by the commercial space company SpaceX tested its engines Dec. 4 ahead of the Dec. 7 launch of SpaceX's Dragon space capsule.
03 December 2010, 01:39 PM ET
The private spaceflight company SpaceX successfully ground tested a rocket slated to carry the firm's new spaceship on its first flight next week.
03 December 2010, 10:20 AM ET
Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX), the California-based private spaceflight company that could become the first commercial company to re-enter a spaceship from low-Earth orbit, will perform a full dress rehearsal today (Dec. 3) of its upcoming launc
01 December 2010, 06:57 AM ET
Early-rising skywatchers may want to catch Thursday's triple sky show of Venus, the moon and a bright morning star.
30 November 2010, 06:25 PM ET
The first passengers could ride aboard Virgin Galactic's new commercial spaceship in about a year, its founder said.
29 November 2010, 04:36 PM ET
While Virgin Galactic's public sights are set on achieving suborbital space tourism with its SpaceShipTwo vehicle, quietly the company is already eyeing the next step: orbital space travel.
29 November 2010, 04:24 PM ET
While Virgin Galactic's public sights are set on achieving suborbital space tourism with its SpaceShipTwo vehicle, quietly the company is already eyeing the next step: orbital space travel.
23 November 2010, 09:43 AM ET
The Thanksgiving holiday in the United States is a great time to gaze at the many brilliant open star clusters visible from the Northern Hemisphere.
22 November 2010, 10:37 AM ET
Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) has received the first-ever commercial license to re-enter spaceships from Earth orbit.
19 November 2010, 11:45 AM ET
The passenger-carrying suborbital SpaceShipTwo is headed for more aggressive testing – a step-by-step shakeout of the vehicle prior to entering commercial operation.
18 November 2010, 06:15 PM ET
Chalk up another successful gliding test flight for SpaceShipTwo, Virgin Galactic's commercial spaceliner.
15 November 2010, 06:59 AM ET
Work on Spaceport America is in full-swing, with the state-of-the-art space launch facility near Truth or Consequences, N.M. expected to become fully operational in 2011.
11 November 2010, 03:41 PM ET
A misaligned seal on the space shuttle Discovery's external fuel tank may be to blame for the potentially dangerous leak of hydrogen gas that thwarted NASA's attempt to launch the spacecraft last week.
11 November 2010, 11:25 AM ET
A misaligned seal on the space shuttle Discovery's external fuel tank may be to blame for the potentially dangerous leak of hydrogen gas that thwarted NASA's attempt to launch the spacecraft last week.
11 November 2010, 10:42 AM ET
Rocket and spaceship builder SpaceX has raised another $50 million from investors to support its commercial space vehicle projects.
09 November 2010, 05:49 PM ET
The California-based company SpaceX is developing new Falcon 9 rockets and Dragon spacecraft to send cargo and possibly people into orbit.
05 November 2010, 04:33 PM ET
Renowned aerospace designer and leading architect of private space travel, Burt Rutan, has announced his retirement plans.
04 November 2010, 02:05 PM ET
Astronomers have discovered a hidden cache of ancient galaxies using space-time distortions known as 'gravitational lenses.'
29 October 2010, 04:01 PM ET
Virgin Galactic's private SpaceShipTwo suborbital spacecraft has completed its second glide test at the Mojave Air and Space Port in California.
28 October 2010, 05:18 PM ET
A space race is on among commercial companies aiming to snag a lucrative contract to ferry astronauts to the International Space Station.
28 October 2010, 10:36 AM ET
Virgin Galactic is already making inroads into suborbital space with its SpaceShipTwo vehicle - but it plans to move on to orbital flights soon.
28 October 2010, 10:25 AM ET
The twin Swedish satellites Mango and Tango recorded a video of their close approaches on October and September 2010 during a successful test of their autonomous rendezvous technology.
25 October 2010, 06:31 PM ET
Our solar system's planets vary greatly in size, composition, temperature, chemistry and geology. Here are some notable extreme facts about the planets that orbit our Sun.
25 October 2010, 04:21 PM ET
The first launch of SpaceX's new Dragon space capsule has been delayed by 10 days to Nov. 18.