23 April 2008, 11:45 AM ET
NASA awarded a launch services contract to private spaceflight firm SpaceX.
19 February 2008, 04:46 PM ET
Orbital beat out other finalists to win a NASA Space Act Agreement award.
18 January 2008, 10:35 AM ET
NASA reportedly picked four finalists for space station cargo flights.
20 December 2007, 02:42 PM ET
NASA chief Mike Griffin said his agency will abide by COTS program restrictions.
19 December 2007, 03:45 PM ET
A new bill could delay NASA's space station resupply service selection.
10 December 2007, 06:33 AM ET
Space Systems/Loral hopes NASA will try a novel way to deliver ISS cargo.
22 October 2007, 10:16 AM ET
Entrepreneurs will reshape the commercial space industry in years ahead.
31 August 2007, 06:46 AM ET
The celestial dragon is in its ascendancy this week.
26 April 2007, 01:25 PM ET
WASHINGTON - Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) has been granted a five-year license to launch from Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Station, the U.S. Air Force Space Command announced April 26.
19 April 2007, 05:55 AM ET
NEW YORK – Two commercial firms in the U.S. and Japan are teaming up with hopes of ferrying experiments and other cargo to a planned Japanese laboratory at the International Space Station (ISS).
28 March 2007, 01:18 PM ET
WASHINGTON --Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) declared its Falcon 1 rocket ready to begin launching satellites in September despite a premature engine shut down that prevented the booster from reaching orbit March 20 during its second demonstration
20 March 2007, 11:38 PM ET
The second test launch of the privately-built Falcon 1 rocket failed to reach its intended orbit late Tuesday, nearly one year to the day of the booster’s ill-fated spaceflight debut.
19 March 2007, 09:06 PM ET
The private spaceflight firm Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) will have to wait at least one more day to launch its second Falcon 1 rocket after a last-minute glitch prevented a Monday attempt.
19 March 2007, 01:00 PM ET
The clock is ticking towards the second planned Falcon 1 rocket test for the private spaceflight firm Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX), nearly one year after an unsuccessful launch debut.
17 March 2007, 02:12 AM ET
The private launch firm Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) is reviewing the results of a Thursday rocket engine test in preparations for the second test flight of its Falcon 1 booster.
10 February 2007, 08:30 AM ET
The second test flight of a Falcon 1 rocket built by the private spaceflight firm Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) has shifted to early March due to range safety demands at the company’s island launch site.
02 February 2007, 03:58 PM ET
NASA has agreed to help support a pair of private spaceflight companies as they develop competing designs for vehicles that could one day ferry astronauts and cargo into orbit.
01 February 2007, 06:31 AM ET
The budding personal space travel industry anticipates progress on a number of fronts in 2007, including favorable U.S. regulatory decisions, the availability of affordable insurance, new spaceport developments and increased testing of new spaceship desig
19 January 2007, 04:27 PM ET
Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) announced Friday that it will not attempt the second launch of its Falcon 1 rocket before mid-February.
16 January 2007, 04:28 PM ET
WASHINGTON – Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) announced Jan. 16 that it plans to attempt its second launch of the Falcon 1 rocket within the week.
06 December 2006, 11:28 AM ET
HOUSTON – Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX) will attempt its second launch of the Falcon 1 rocket in late January or early February, SpaceX Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk said here Dec. 5.
18 November 2006, 08:00 PM ET
The private launch firm SpaceX will loft its Falcon 1 rocket on Nov. 25, marking the booster’s maiden flight and hopefully the first of many space shots to come, the company’s chief said Friday.
12 October 2006, 10:51 AM ET
We will never make it to the stars on handouts. We need to take responsibility for the financing of our own dreams.
04 October 2006, 03:58 PM ET
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) voted 5-0 Oct. 3 to approve the proposed merger of the government launch services businesses of Boeing and Lockheed Martin. In its consent decree, the commission imposed three conditions on the deal.
28 August 2006, 06:38 AM ET
NASA Administrator Mike Griffin does not mince words when he calls the Commercial Orbital Transportation Services (COTS) demonstration effort a gamble, albeit one with the potential to pay off big time if the entrepreneurial sector delivers.
27 August 2006, 09:50 AM ET
In considering the significance of Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) and Rocketplane Kistler winning the first award from NASA's Commercial Orbital Transportation Services (COTS) demonstration program, it serves to look into the future and consider
17 August 2006, 10:17 AM ET
LOGAN, Utah -- Unshaken by a launch failure of its Falcon 1, Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) is pressing forward on a return-to-flight of its privately-built booster.
16 August 2006, 06:46 AM ET
With U.S. military officials frustrated at the expense and time needed to build satellites, the Pentagon is fielding small satellites called TacSats that can be built faster and cheaper based on already mature technology.
19 July 2006, 06:18 AM ET
WASHINGTON — A busted nut, not human error, is to blame for the fuel leak that doomed the Falcon 1 rocket on is maiden flight, according to the findings of a government review board chartered to investigate the March 24 launch failure.
31 May 2006, 07:00 AM ET
With NASA’s shuttle fleet to retire and a looming gap before a new spaceship debuts, the stage is set for private firms hoping to offer commercial cargo and crew services to the International Space Station (ISS).
04 May 2006, 03:49 PM ET
LOS ANGELES, California – Leaders of two private space ventures that suffered failures vowed today to try, try again.
06 April 2006, 11:09 AM ET
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- The Falcon 1 rocket was leaking fuel four minutes prior to liftoff, causing the first stage engine to catch fire about 25 seconds into its rocket’s much shorter than expected maiden flight, dooming the rocket and its payload.
03 April 2006, 08:56 AM ET
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado -- The 22nd National Space Symposium is underway here this week, bringing together leaders from around the globe to discuss issues of the day that face government, civilian, and university space endeavors.
26 March 2006, 12:17 PM ET
A fuel leak and subsequent fire led to the destruction of Space Exploration Technologies’ (SpaceX) first Falcon 1 rocket seconds after liftoff, the private launch services firm said Saturday.
25 March 2006, 11:02 AM ET
The members of the National Space Society (NSS) expressed their support for Elon Musk and the entire team at Space Exploration Technologies
24 March 2006, 06:15 PM ET
After years of development and no less than three scrubbed attempts, a solitary Falcon 1 rocket roared toward space Friday only to be lost just after liftoff, its builders said.