28 February 2013, 02:36 PM ET
Already tested as a cargo carrier, the Dragon spacecraft can also be fitted out to shuttle passengers to low orbit and to the International Space Station.
28 February 2013, 01:14 PM ET
See photos of SpaceX's second Dragon space capsule to haul cargo to the International Space Station in March 2013.
28 February 2013, 07:00 AM ET
Commercial vehicles will have to be much safer than the space shuttle, experts say.
27 February 2013, 11:05 PM ET
The weather is looking good in preparation for Friday's rocket launch.
27 February 2013, 05:59 PM ET
In the last year, private companies have unveiled asteroid mining projects, space rock sentinels and more.
26 February 2013, 07:00 AM ET
Two Canadian adventure-tour companies will add space to their list of destinations.
26 February 2013, 06:30 AM ET
SpaceX's Falcon 9 executed a "static fire" engine test to prep for Friday's launch of the Dragon capsule.
25 February 2013, 02:22 PM ET
Two patches have been released for the upcoming March 1 launch of the SpaceX Dragon capsule.
23 February 2013, 06:55 AM ET
The Antares rocket built by Orbital Sciences Corp., will launch unmanned Cygnus cargo ships to the International Space Station.
21 February 2013, 01:32 PM ET
Dennis Tito's nonprofit organization may want to launch astronauts toward the Red Planet in 2018.
14 February 2013, 03:55 PM ET
SpaceX's Dragon capsule will be making its second contracted supply run.
06 February 2013, 04:11 PM ET
Coco Brown has purchased a ticket for a mission set to launch in March 2014.
28 January 2013, 12:25 PM ET
NASA's Commercial Crew Program dedicates taxpayer dollars to private companies, who may employ thousands, to re-supply and deliver crew to the International Space Station. But will it work?
23 January 2013, 07:00 AM ET
Tapping the vast riches of the solar system could help humanity blaze a trail to other stars for the first time
22 January 2013, 07:00 AM ET
The burgeoning industry should help create new technologies and bring launch costs down.
16 January 2013, 03:11 PM ET
Bigelow Aerospace's BEAM expandable module will enhance the living area of the International Space Station.
14 January 2013, 06:57 PM ET
This site near Las Cruces, New Mexico, is being planned as a base for commercial spaceflight.
14 January 2013, 08:32 AM ET
Find out the facts about Titan's heavy atmosphere, lakes of hydrocarbons and the possibility of life.
11 January 2013, 04:25 PM ET
NASA has signed a $17.8 million deal with Nevada-based Bigelow Aerospace for one of its expandable modules.
09 January 2013, 02:17 PM ET
The space agency has signed a contract with Bigelow Aerospace for an inflatable habitat.
09 January 2013, 01:28 PM ET
AXE is looking for 22 people with the "right stuff" to fly in space.
01 January 2013, 09:45 AM ET
Private spacecraft from SpaceX, Virgin Galactic and others are poised for major test in 2013.
28 December 2012, 04:14 PM ET
The actress reportedly received a ticket for Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo from British billionaire Sir Richard Branson.
26 December 2012, 11:04 AM ET
SpaceX's Grasshopper reusable rocket prototype flew 12-stories up during its third test flight.
26 December 2012, 09:43 AM ET
The SpaceX Grasshopper flew more than 130 feet (40 meters) into the air before landing successfully after 29 seconds of flight.
21 December 2012, 11:01 AM ET
There is no standard for doctors to refer to when approving patients for spaceflight, according to new research.
20 December 2012, 12:42 PM ET
The suborbital vehicle flew a successful drop test Dec. 19.
20 December 2012, 12:13 PM ET
Entrepreneur Richard Branson aims to take paying passengers into space in the next few years.
20 December 2012, 11:58 AM ET
Richard Branson, through his company Virgin Galactic, plans to offer flights into space for paying customers by 2015.
11 December 2012, 01:31 PM ET
Elon Musk founded SpaceX with ambitions to explore Mars.
10 December 2012, 07:13 PM ET
SpaceX, Boeing and Sierra Nevada each get about $10 million to start certifying their spaceships.
07 December 2012, 05:45 PM ET
Just in time for the holidays, SpaceX mission patches are on sale for the first time.
03 December 2012, 05:55 PM ET
A private space company backed by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has switched rocket providers.
27 November 2012, 01:51 PM ET
Human space tourists could ride balloons high above the Earth to get astronautlike views by 2014.
27 November 2012, 10:27 AM ET
A successful balloon flight test by Zero 2 Infinity on Nov. 12, 2012 could pave the way for a cheaper form of space tourism.
23 November 2012, 07:00 AM ET
Elon Musk wants to help put 80,000 people on the Red Planet.