Space Tourism -- Tomorrow s Trips Today Archive
03 June 2010, 02:47 PM ET
A new private Falcon 9 rocket developed by an Internet millionaire is poised to make its launch debut from Florida on Friday.
02 June 2010, 02:24 PM ET
The private spaceflight company SpaceX has officially set Friday as the target date for the launch debut of its new Falcon 9 rocket.
01 June 2010, 01:44 PM ET
Masten Space teams with XCOR. Armadillo teams with Space Adventures. New type GPS satellite launched. The private space business is frothy with promise.
01 June 2010, 01:41 PM ET
Is national hero Neil Armstrong being manipulated? SPACEX founder Elon Musk thinks it's a possibility. Two fundamentally opposing views of the path ahead in space.
27 May 2010, 05:39 PM ET
A rocket engine manufacturer and a lander craft manufacturer have teamed up to develop robotic landers for Earth, the moon, asteroids and beyond.
26 May 2010, 06:00 PM ET
The inaugural test launch of a new commercial rocket has slipped from May 28 to no earlier than June 2, according to its builder Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX).
24 May 2010, 03:38 PM ET
NASA's long-dormant Phoenix Mars Lander is officially downfor the count, with new images from orbit revealing severe damage to the spacecraft's solar panels.
20 May 2010, 12:37 PM ET
A brand-new rocket that could one day become the first commercial spaceship to carry people to orbit is set to make its first test flight very soon, a company official said.
18 May 2010, 08:47 AM ET
The moon will perform a cosmic dance with Mars, Saturn and the bright star Regulus this week. Here's how to see it.
16 May 2010, 05:45 PM ET
Space shuttle Atlantis and the Canary Islands stand out in a brand-new photo taken by an astronaut on the International Space Station.
12 May 2010, 04:10 PM ET
Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, blasted NASA's new plans for future space exploration Wednesday, adding that President Barack Obama was poorly advised when he canceled the space agency's previous course for U.S. human spaceflight earlie
11 May 2010, 10:50 AM ET
A surprising hole in space has been discovered by the European Herschel infrared space telescope.
11 May 2010, 07:03 AM ET
As the age of commercial spaceflight gathers momentum, a new space race has emerged, and New York artist Laurance Rassin is staking his claim as a contender for a seat on a suborbital flight aboard Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo.
10 May 2010, 02:47 PM ET
Countdown to Atlantis' last flight; SPACEX gets ready; Orion crew escape test; How to sample Mars; Opportunity spies Endeavor crater; Guenter Wendt goes; Watery asteroid; Herschel's star-babies; Chandra spies double black holes; Zombie Sat; and more
09 May 2010, 09:54 AM ET
A slice of "Star Trek's" final frontier will warp into the visitor's center for NASA's Kennedy Space Center spaceport in Florida this June.
06 May 2010, 07:02 AM ET
NASA is testing a new launch abort system to help astronauts escape an exploding rocket. But exactly how will the system work?
03 May 2010, 12:28 PM ET
The massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has thrown a wrench in NASA's plans to deliver a huge space shuttle fuel tank from Louisiana to Florida.
30 April 2010, 05:31 PM ET
A new deal will offer suborbital spaceflights for nearly half the going cost.
30 April 2010, 05:43 AM ET
Commercial companies are ready to take on more of the government's space needs, industry leaders said Wednesday here at the 26th National Space Symposium.
18 April 2010, 01:51 PM ET
The planned Monday morning landing of space shuttle Discovery offers a rare chance to see and hear the spacecraft's return over much of the United States.
14 April 2010, 02:45 PM ET
NASA is considering adding an extra spacewalk to shuttle Discovery's mission to fix a stuck valve threatening to shut down half of the International Space Station's(ISS) systems.
09 April 2010, 08:22 AM ET
Spacewalkers began the tricky task of replacing a large, old ammonia tank on the International Space Station Friday.
07 April 2010, 03:54 AM ET
Shuttle Discovery docked at the International Space Station Wednesday with a crew of seven, including the largest group of female astronauts ever to fly in space.
06 April 2010, 11:53 AM ET
Watch Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo, the VSS Enterprise, make its first flight attached to its WhiteKnightTwo mothership Eve.
06 April 2010, 07:36 AM ET
Discovery shuttle astronauts scanned their spacecraft's heat shield for damage Tuesday, despite an antenna malfunction.
04 April 2010, 02:41 AM ET
NASA's final 4 shuttle missions are crucial to support the long-term life of the International Space Station.
02 April 2010, 07:48 AM ET
A rare chance to see a twilight space shuttle launch before sunrise on April 5 is ahead for the U.S. East Coast.
29 March 2010, 01:55 PM ET
The Burt Rutan designed Virgin Galactic White Knight Two named "Eve" carries Space Ship Two high over the California desert in the first flight test of the combined aircraft-spacecraft system.
19 March 2010, 09:04 AM ET
Astronauts who set out to one day travel among the stars have sometimes – like famed moonwalker Buzz Aldrin – become stars in their own right on Earth.
10 March 2010, 10:55 AM ET
Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) aborted the Falcon 9 rocket's first static fire test March 9.
09 March 2010, 03:45 AM ET
Virgin Galactic President Will Whitehorn applauded New Mexico legislation reducing the risk of industry-crippling lawsuits against space tourism companies.
02 March 2010, 10:49 AM ET
Miles speaks with Frank Culbertson of Orbital Sciences Corporation about the future of commercial spaceflight.
24 February 2010, 11:43 AM ET
Miles talks with the man that has been right in the middle of every deal to send civilians on Russians rockets to the International Space Station, Eric Anderson. He has always been bullish on the space business, but never more than now.
24 February 2010, 11:40 AM ET
As work on constellation continues until it can be shut down in an orderly fashion, SpaceX readies for the launch of the Falcon 9 on March 22.
23 February 2010, 08:15 AM ET
SpaceX has hoisted its new Falcon 9 rocket atop its Florida launch pad for final tests ahead of a launch test debut later this year.
18 February 2010, 05:35 AM ET
Space Exploration Technologies' new Falcon 9 rocket is assembled in Cape Canaveral, FL for a debut in the first half of 2010.