19 March 2012, 03:44 PM ET
SpaceX chief Elon Musk is laying the foundation for a revolution, and he'd like some support from luminaries like Neil Armstrong
18 March 2012, 07:00 AM ET
Martian clay, a space guitar hero to a 'Swan' diving comet, vote for the week's best space story.
16 March 2012, 12:10 PM ET
The billionaire entrepreneur discusses his ambitious future plans on CBS' "60 Minutes."
15 March 2012, 02:46 PM ET
The test flight is a critical step for the private spaceflight industry.
13 March 2012, 11:31 AM ET
The launches of two privately-built space capsules to the International Space Station will occur later this year.
02 March 2012, 04:25 PM ET
The launch readiness test of SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon capsule went well, officials said.
01 March 2012, 12:49 PM ET
A federal space official wants to double the number of commercial launches every year through 2019.
25 February 2012, 07:00 AM ET
Scientists will meet to discuss the research potential of suborbital spaceflight.
02 February 2012, 05:37 PM ET
The first test launch of SpaceX's Dragon space capsule to the International Space Station will be no earlier than March 20.
01 February 2012, 02:40 PM ET
SpaceX has recently test fired the next generation of astronaut safeguards, the SuperDraco Engine, with the ability to catapult its Dragon capsule off the rocket and land safely on a landing pad.
23 January 2012, 04:44 PM ET
In this space wallpaper, Dragon is a free-flying, reusable spacecraft being developed by SpaceX under NASA's Commercial Orbital Transportation Services (COTS) program.
23 January 2012, 03:51 PM ET
SpaceX is working toward the first test flight of its Dragon spacecraft in March 2012.
20 January 2012, 03:47 PM ET
The launch of SpaceX's Dragon capsule will likely occur sometime in the spring, according to company officials.
19 January 2012, 10:50 AM ET
Former NASA astronaut Ken Bowersox has departed the private space company.
03 January 2012, 10:58 AM ET
The year ahead will be very important for private spaceflight companies.
27 December 2011, 12:00 PM ET
The 50th anniversary of human spaceflight brought big changes.
22 December 2011, 10:42 AM ET
The next phase of private-spacecraft development should be a 'pretty big jump,' NASA says.
13 December 2011, 06:14 PM ET
Paul Allen's Stratolaunch Systems plans to build a giant carrier vehicle in order to air-launch rockets to Earth orbit.
13 December 2011, 04:37 PM ET
Allen's new project is the latest in a string of space efforts over the years.
13 December 2011, 01:43 PM ET
Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen announced an ambitious new space travel project today.
13 December 2011, 01:30 PM ET
Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen plans to use a giant airplane to launch private spaceflights from the stratosphere.
10 December 2011, 08:00 AM ET
From a comet diving into the sun to planets made of diamonds and more, it was a busy week in space.
09 December 2011, 12:50 PM ET
SpaceX has developed the Dragon spacecraft to carry cargo and crew to low-Earth orbit
30 November 2011, 12:56 PM ET
SpaceX is building an addition to the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's launch complex.
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.