28 October 2010, 05:18 PM ET
A space race is on among commercial companies aiming to snag a lucrative contract to ferry astronauts to the International Space Station.
25 October 2010, 04:21 PM ET
The first launch of SpaceX's new Dragon space capsule has been delayed by 10 days to Nov. 18.
11 October 2010, 12:55 PM ET
A private unmanned spacecraft designed to ferry supplies to the International Space Station is slated to launch on its first demonstration flight, tentatively scheduled for early November.
23 September 2010, 05:51 PM ET
The private spaceflight company SpaceX is now targeting a November launch for its first Dragon spacecraft test.
17 September 2010, 02:10 PM ET
The private spaceflight company SpaceX rolled the second Falcon 9 rocket completed a fueling test this week ahead of the booster's planned October launch.
07 September 2010, 01:22 PM ET
Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) is modifying the software for its Falcon 9 rocket.
03 September 2010, 12:29 PM ET
A grounded space station module could be launched in a few years to act as a hub for inflatable habitats and technology demonstrations.
26 August 2010, 04:41 PM ET
NASA reassured commercial space firms that it will be a supportive customer for privately built space taxis.
25 August 2010, 05:14 AM ET
Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) successfully droped its Dragon spacecraft from 14,000 feet in a high-altitude drop test to check its parachute and splashdown systems
24 August 2010, 06:49 PM ET
The commercial space company SpaceX has put its unmanned Dragon craft through a parachute test from 14,000 feet.
09 August 2010, 12:00 PM ET
Elon Musk, CEO of electric car manufacturer Tesla Motors and rocket company SpaceX talks about the challenges he faces, both professionally and personally.
29 June 2010, 01:06 PM ET
After riding a flame into Earth orbit more than three weeks ago, the dormant upper stage of the first Falcon 9 rocket plunged back into the atmosphere Sunday.
22 June 2010, 11:23 AM ET
The Space Station gets two women; Ships leave "contrails" at sea; Moon has more water; Mars had an ocean; Mars 500 crew sealed in; Kepler finds 700 planets; new astronaut candidates but where will they go?; SPACEX gets Iridium deal
16 June 2010, 10:25 AM ET
The private rocket company SpaceX, fresh off the success of its Falcon 9 rocket debut, has signed the largest single commercial launch contract with satellite company Iridium Communications, Inc. – a deal worth $492 million.
14 June 2010, 09:45 AM ET
A small capsule containing dust from the asteroid Itokawa touched down Sunday at the Woomera test range in the Australian Outback. Launched in May 2003, Hayabusa suffered a host of technical problems and malfunctions, but in the end came home.
08 June 2010, 08:07 AM ET
Was Falcon 9's launch really proof of Obama's space policy? Does SPACEX have the cash to continue? Why are some US senators attacking the company? Miles O'Brien's deep conversation with Elon Musk, founder of SPACEX, This Week in Space.
07 June 2010, 05:59 PM ET
Some skywatchers have wondered whether SpaceX's recently launched private Falcon 9 rocket and mock-up Dragon capsule are widely visible from Earth. The answer, apparently, is no.
04 June 2010, 06:58 PM ET
The successful liftoff of a new private rocket helps
vindicate President Barack Obama's plan to rely on commercial spaceships to
carry cargo and possibly astronauts to orbit, the rocket's millionaire owner
04 June 2010, 03:39 PM ET
SPACE.com's launch updates for the first SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launch on June 4, 2010.
04 June 2010, 02:46 PM ET
The brand new commercial Falcon 9 rocket soared into orbit
from Florida on its maiden flight Friday, the first test for a new era of
private vehicles that could one day send cargo – and possibly astronauts – into
04 June 2010, 01:36 PM ET
The brand new commercial Falcon 9 rocket experienced an
unexpected glitch just before liftoff during its first flight test Friday, stalling
what was to be its maiden launch.
04 June 2010, 11:56 AM ET
As the era of private spaceflight takes a step forward with SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket test, here's a look at 6 companies that could launch humans into space soon.
04 June 2010, 06:23 AM ET
The stakes are high for SpaceX's new private Falcon 9 rocket for its first test launch today.
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, 01:41 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.
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).
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.
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
07 May 2010, 06:03 PM ET
The brand-new commercial Falcon 9 rocket from SpaceX, designed to haul cargo to the International Space Station, is set to make its debut launch this month.
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.
03 April 2010, 11:40 AM ET
SpaceX is now targeting a May 8 launch for its first Falcon 9 rocket after a slip from April 12.
15 March 2010, 11:57 AM ET
SpaceX successfully test fired the first stage engines of its new Falcon 9 rocket on Saturday, bringing booster closer to its launch debut.
10 March 2010, 10:55 AM ET
Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) aborted the Falcon 9 rocket's first static fire test March 9.
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, 11:40 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.