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.
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.