Space Tourism -- Tomorrow s Trips Today Archive
20 July 2011, 08:00 AM ET
Multiple companies are vying for the right to fly astronauts to low-Earth orbit.
13 July 2011, 06:30 PM ET
The Falcon Heavy rocket will be delivered to its new launch site next year.
07 July 2011, 12:42 PM ET
The Commercial Spaceflight Federation strongly believe so, producing this promotional video. Federation members include Bigelow Aerospace, Blue Origin, Sierra Nevada, SpaceX, Space Adventures, United Launch Alliance, Armadillo Aerospace and others.
02 July 2011, 05:22 PM ET
Canadian space tourist Guy Laliberte, founder of Cirque du Soleil, published a book called "Gaia" of photos of the Earth he took while visiting the International Space Station.
24 June 2011, 01:37 PM ET
Test flights of the commercial suborbital SpaceShipTwo space plane are proceeding smoothly toward its first passenger launches.
22 June 2011, 01:38 PM ET
A seat could run you up to $30,000, experts say.
22 June 2011, 08:00 AM ET
SpaceX is launching a lawsuit against what the company says were defamatory allegations about its Falcon 9 rocket.
20 June 2011, 05:52 PM ET
The Atlantis astronauts will spend the week rehearsing launch day for a July 8 liftoff.
17 June 2011, 10:14 AM ET
NASA rolled out its final space shuttle mission's cargo pod to the launch pad Thursday.
10 June 2011, 01:00 PM ET
Virgin Galactic is pushing its private spaceliner SpaceShipTwo ever further on more ambitious test flights.
03 June 2011, 05:15 PM ET
A homemade Danish rocket blasted off today, marking the first test flight of a system designed to launch people to suborbital space on the cheap.
03 June 2011, 11:47 AM ET
Richard Branson, Burt Rutan and former Virgin Galactic CEO Will Whitehorn visualize the the ride of a lifetime aboard Virgin Galactic's SpaceShip Two.
27 May 2011, 12:14 PM ET
A video shows why future space tourists flying with Virgin Galactic can relax during descent.
25 May 2011, 07:00 AM ET
The U.S. Army is making a serious push to launch swarms of tiny, inexpensive spy satellites, which would aid soldiers on the ground.
19 May 2011, 01:02 AM ET
See the daring video of Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo as test pilots demonstrate the craft's novel "feathering" system to maintain stability during re-entry while flying high above the Mojave Desert.
05 May 2011, 05:02 PM ET
Space Adventures is pushing the space tourism envelope one step further, with tourist trips around the moon.
04 May 2011, 02:43 PM ET
Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo tested its feathering system to be used during atmospheric re-entry.
28 April 2011, 03:26 PM ET
On the eve of the penultimate space shuttle launch, a new wave of space exploration is surging forward.
28 April 2011, 08:03 AM ET
Commercial spaceflight has the potential to be an important platform for the research community.
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.