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.
05 April 2011, 02:45 PM ET
SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket will have double the lift capacity of a Delta IV Heavy at a fraction of the cost.
05 April 2011, 11:54 AM ET
SpaceX has big plans for its new heavy-lift version of its Falcon 9 booster rocket.
21 March 2011, 11:40 AM ET
Visionary Hollywood director James Cameron has joined the X Prize Foundation's Board of Trustees.
14 March 2011, 05:01 PM ET
Astronaut Garrett Resiman tells SPACE.com about his favorite moments of flying in space and why commercial spaceflight is his future.
14 March 2011, 04:50 PM ET
Astronaut Garrett Reisman has quit NASA to join up-and-coming private space company SpaceX.
23 February 2011, 05:41 PM ET
A private spaceflight company headed by a real-life Iron Man makes a list of the most innovative companies.
11 February 2011, 03:54 PM ET
Commercial spaceflight company SpaceX and electric carmaker Tesla Motors teamed up to offer a behind-the-scenes glimpse of some of their products.
09 February 2011, 12:16 PM ET
The Competitive Space Task Force argues that NASA needs to leave low-Earth orbit to private companies.
07 February 2011, 07:52 PM ET
A privately funded team hoping to win a multimillion-dollar race to the moon has figured out how it's going to get most of the way there — aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.
07 February 2011, 05:07 PM ET
Rising stars in the private spaceflight realm are drawing NASA's eye for future partners.
20 January 2011, 12:11 PM ET
Now that SpaceX has successfully demonstrated its Dragon capsule, the commercial spaceflight company is looking ahead to another big step forward: outfitting Dragon to carry astronauts.
30 December 2010, 07:00 AM ET
From private spaceflights, to NASA missions to the moon, Mars and beyond, here's a preview of coming attractions in U.S. spaceflight for 2011.
29 December 2010, 07:51 AM ET
Next year looks to be full of milestones for the burgeoning commercial spaceflight industry.
28 December 2010, 04:03 AM ET
This year was a big one for spaceflight, with governmental agencies and the private sector alike marking many key milestones.
14 December 2010, 12:04 PM ET
Last week, I traveled down to Cape Canaveral to cover the launch of SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon space capsule, and witnessed the future of American spaceflight.
10 December 2010, 11:47 AM ET
After the first successful launch and recovery of SpaceX’s Dragon capsule on Wednesday (Dec. 8), the commercial spaceflight company is looking forward to an ambitious future.
09 December 2010, 02:42 PM ET
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08 December 2010, 06:44 PM ET
SpaceX has plenty to celebrate today, after the successful completion of a milestone test flight for the company's unmanned Dragon space capsule.
08 December 2010, 06:07 PM ET
Experts respond to the success of SpaceX's inaugural Dragon spaceflight.
08 December 2010, 04:53 PM ET
See photos from the historic launch of SpaceX’s first Dragon spacecraft on Dec. 8.
08 December 2010, 01:01 PM ET
Almost immediately after commercial rocket company SpaceX launched its Dragon spaceship for the first time this morning (Dec. 8), the Twitterverse was abuzz with the news.
08 December 2010, 10:43 AM ET
Private rocket company SpaceX has launched its Dragon space capsule on its inaugural test flight atop its commercial Falcon 9 rocket.
08 December 2010, 09:17 AM ET
The private spaceflight company SpaceX has aborted its first
attempt to launch the Dragon commercial space capsule on its inaugural test
flight this morning.
08 December 2010, 08:24 AM ET
SPACE.com's launch updates for the first test flight of SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon space capsule on Dec. 8, 2010.
08 December 2010, 07:19 AM ET
The private spaceflight company SpaceX ushered in a brave new world of commercial spaceflight Dec. 8, 2010 with the spectacular launch debut of the new commercial Dragon space capsule on its Falcon booster.
08 December 2010, 06:15 AM ET
SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk answers SPACE.com's questions on his hopes for SpaceX's first Dragon spacecraft launch and commercial spaceflight.