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.
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.