28 October 2011, 12:20 PM ET
The four firms that received NASA contracts this April have already hit 18 of 47 milestones.
28 October 2011, 12:10 PM ET
SpaceX's Dragon capsule has notched another milestone.
14 October 2011, 01:29 PM ET
Launches of Orbital Sciences Corp.'s Taurus 2 and Space Exploration Technologies Corp.'s Falcon 9 rockets, scheduled for this year, are expected to push into January and February.
02 October 2011, 06:00 AM ET
Was it the solar flares on the sun, Frankenstein's monster moon mystery or something else?
30 September 2011, 11:49 AM ET
A reusable rocket could make spaceflight and Mars trips much cheaper, CEO Elon Musk said.
30 September 2011, 07:00 AM ET
Several firms say they plan to be operational by 2015.
25 September 2011, 08:00 AM ET
Was it the satellite falling toward Earth, asteroids that may not have wiped out the dinosaurs or something else?
20 September 2011, 12:50 PM ET
NASA needs private spaceships to launch Americans into orbit on space station trips.
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.
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.
04 August 2011, 08:00 AM ET
SpaceX is dead serious about going to Mars to help ensure humanity's future.
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.
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.
18 July 2011, 02:55 PM ET
Over a 2 hour period the Sun released a massive strand of plasma that split and twisted into what resembles a dragon before falling back to the surface. Captured by the Solar Dynamics Observatory on July 12, 2011.
13 July 2011, 06:30 PM ET
The Falcon Heavy rocket will be delivered to its new launch site next year.
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.
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.
05 May 2011, 11:24 AM ET
Even China admits it can't compete with the U.S. spaceflight firm's low launch prices.
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.
27 April 2011, 06:00 AM ET
SPACE.com 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.
25 April 2011, 11:59 AM ET
Private companies are racing to open up the space tourism market of the future.
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.
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.
13 April 2011, 09:30 AM ET
The pressure is on for SpaceX and other commercial providers.
12 April 2011, 07:00 AM ET
In the next 50 years, commercial spaceflight should take over near-Earth operations, freeing space agencies to send astronauts to asteroids and Mars.
11 April 2011, 07:28 AM ET
50 years after the Soviet Union beat the United States to send the first human to space, a new space race is heating up.
06 April 2011, 10:40 AM ET
SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket under development could enable new missions beyond low-Earth orbit to destinations in the solar system.