Space Tourism -- Tomorrow s Trips Today Archive
12 September 2011, 03:29 PM ET
SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket experienced an engine glitch during its launch of the Dragon capsule, company officials said.
12 September 2011, 02:39 PM ET
A look at some of the top milestones from the first 50 years of human spaceflight, from Gagarin's historic flight to the birth of space tourism.
02 September 2011, 06:16 PM ET
Blue Origin's second test vehicle failed while flying at Mach 1.2 at at 45,000 feet.
01 September 2011, 03:28 PM ET
Spaceport America will eventually serve as the launch and landing point for Virgin Galatic's suborbital flights.
01 September 2011, 01:54 PM ET
The United States needs more than one way to get to space.
30 August 2011, 09:36 AM ET
There may not be anyone aboard the station to receive SpaceX's Dragon capsule in early December.
10 August 2011, 09:48 AM ET
NASA is spending $10 million to fund the suborbital private spaceship plan.
04 August 2011, 08:00 AM ET
SpaceX is dead serious about going to Mars to help ensure humanity's future.
01 August 2011, 08:42 PM ET
If you've ever wanted to fly to space for free, here's your chance.
01 August 2011, 04:58 PM ET
SPACEX founder answers audience questions about Mars, heavy lift launch, crew capsules, the Falcon 9, the Dragon capsule and more during his American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics keynote address on August 1st 2011.
31 July 2011, 10:53 AM ET
The life-hunting mission could launch toward Mars in a Dragon capsule in 2018.
31 July 2011, 07:00 AM ET
This week we saw rare volcanoes discovered on the moon and questioned whether we are truly alone in the universe.
29 July 2011, 06:50 PM ET
Astronauts who want to fly to space soon can look to private industry for opportunities.
28 July 2011, 06:18 PM ET
Private spaceships may make three visits to the station in the next seven months or so.
28 July 2011, 02:17 PM ET
Virgin Galactic is taking a summer hiatus from test flights of its SpaceShipTwo vehicle.
25 July 2011, 05:41 PM ET
NASA and SpaceX have unofficially agreed to combine the two remaining test flights of SpaceX's Dragon capsule.
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.