Space Tourism: The Latest News, Features and Photos
Learn the latest news about space tourism and space tourist trips into outer space. SPACE.com looks at the growing business of space tourism.
The SpaceX Grasshopper flew more than 130 feet (40 meters) into the air before landing successfully after 29 seconds of flight.
There is no standard for doctors to refer to when approving patients for spaceflight, according to new research.
The suborbital vehicle flew a successful drop test Dec. 19.
Entrepreneur Richard Branson aims to take paying passengers into space in the next few years.
Richard Branson, through his company Virgin Galactic, plans to offer flights into space for paying customers by 2015.
SpaceX, Boeing and Sierra Nevada each get about $10 million to start certifying their spaceships.
Just in time for the holidays, SpaceX mission patches are on sale for the first time.
A private space company backed by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has switched rocket providers.
Human space tourists could ride balloons high above the Earth to get astronautlike views by 2014.
A successful balloon flight test by Zero 2 Infinity on Nov. 12, 2012 could pave the way for a cheaper form of space tourism.
Elon Musk wants to help put 80,000 people on the Red Planet.
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The private spaceflight company SpaceX aims to make a fully reusable spacecraft.
SpaceX’s reusable rocket prototype, called Grasshopper, has taken its highest hop yet, a 17.7-foot flight test to demonstrate its closed loop thruster vectors and throttle controls
The space agency will likely continue working to get astronauts to an asteroid by 2025.
Budget issues will probably be a much bigger driver for the space agency, experts say.