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.
07 December 2010, 05:33 PM ET
The private spaceflight company SpaceX is poised to launch a new commercial space capsule tomorrow (Dec. 8) in a historic flight test.
07 December 2010, 03:07 PM ET
The private spaceflight company SpaceX is examining a cracked engine nozzle on its commercial Falcon 9 rocket that has delayed the inaugural launch of the firm's new Dragon space capsule.
07 December 2010, 07:41 AM ET
SpaceX, a Calif.-based private spaceflight company, is making final preparations for what could be a groundbreaking test flight that has implications for the entire commercial spaceflight industry.
06 December 2010, 07:45 AM ET
SpaceX's new private Dragon space capsule is ready for its maiden test flight tomorrow (Dec. 7) atop a Falcon 9 rocket launching from Florida.
06 December 2010, 01:53 AM ET
The commercial space company SpaceX has delayed the debut launch test of its Dragon space capsule to no earlier than Thursday, Dec. 9.
04 December 2010, 02:38 AM ET
A rocket built by the commercial space company SpaceX tested its engines Dec. 4 ahead of the Dec. 7 launch of SpaceX's Dragon space capsule.
03 December 2010, 01:39 PM ET
The private spaceflight company SpaceX successfully ground tested a rocket slated to carry the firm's new spaceship on its first flight next week.
03 December 2010, 10:20 AM ET
Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX), the California-based private spaceflight company that could become the first commercial company to re-enter a spaceship from low-Earth orbit, will perform a full dress rehearsal today (Dec. 3) of its upcoming launc
22 November 2010, 10:37 AM ET
Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) has received the first-ever commercial license to re-enter spaceships from Earth orbit.
11 November 2010, 10:42 AM ET
Rocket and spaceship builder SpaceX has raised another $50 million from investors to support its commercial space vehicle projects.
09 November 2010, 05:49 PM ET
The California-based company SpaceX is developing new Falcon 9 rockets and Dragon spacecraft to send cargo and possibly people into orbit.
09 November 2010, 10:30 AM ET
SpaceX has postponed a planned Nov. 20 launch of its Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon cargo vessel to no earlier than Dec. 7
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.