23 February 2013, 06:55 AM ET
The Antares rocket built by Orbital Sciences Corp., will launch unmanned Cygnus cargo ships to the International Space Station.
21 February 2013, 01:32 PM ET
Dennis Tito's nonprofit organization may want to launch astronauts toward the Red Planet in 2018.
14 February 2013, 03:55 PM ET
SpaceX's Dragon capsule will be making its second contracted supply run.
28 January 2013, 12:25 PM ET
NASA's Commercial Crew Program dedicates taxpayer dollars to private companies, who may employ thousands, to re-supply and deliver crew to the International Space Station. But will it work?
22 January 2013, 07:00 AM ET
The burgeoning industry should help create new technologies and bring launch costs down.
16 January 2013, 03:11 PM ET
Bigelow Aerospace's BEAM expandable module will enhance the living area of the International Space Station.
11 January 2013, 04:25 PM ET
NASA has signed a $17.8 million deal with Nevada-based Bigelow Aerospace for one of its expandable modules.
09 January 2013, 02:17 PM ET
The space agency has signed a contract with Bigelow Aerospace for an inflatable habitat.
01 January 2013, 09:45 AM ET
Private spacecraft from SpaceX, Virgin Galactic and others are poised for major test in 2013.
26 December 2012, 11:04 AM ET
SpaceX's Grasshopper reusable rocket prototype flew 12-stories up during its third test flight.
26 December 2012, 09:43 AM ET
The SpaceX Grasshopper flew more than 130 feet (40 meters) into the air before landing successfully after 29 seconds of flight.
11 December 2012, 01:31 PM ET
Elon Musk founded SpaceX with ambitions to explore Mars.
10 December 2012, 07:13 PM ET
SpaceX, Boeing and Sierra Nevada each get about $10 million to start certifying their spaceships.
07 December 2012, 05:45 PM ET
Just in time for the holidays, SpaceX mission patches are on sale for the first time.
03 December 2012, 05:55 PM ET
A private space company backed by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has switched rocket providers.
23 November 2012, 07:00 AM ET
Elon Musk wants to help put 80,000 people on the Red Planet.
15 November 2012, 07:00 AM ET
The private spaceflight company SpaceX aims to make a fully reusable spacecraft.
12 November 2012, 06:35 PM ET
SpaceX’s reusable rocket prototype, called Grasshopper, has taken its highest hop yet, a 17.7-foot flight test to demonstrate its closed loop thruster vectors and throttle controls
07 November 2012, 01:27 AM ET
The space agency will likely continue working to get astronauts to an asteroid by 2025.
06 November 2012, 07:00 AM ET
Budget issues will probably be a much bigger driver for the space agency, experts say.
30 October 2012, 02:53 PM ET
The private Dragon spacecraft was recovered and brought back to port after its first official cargo delivery mission.
29 October 2012, 12:52 PM ET
The private cargo capsule landed in the Pacific Ocean after a resupply mission to the International Space Station on October 28th, 2012.
28 October 2012, 03:38 PM ET
The cargo capsule is on its way back to Earth as it departed the International Space Station on October 28th, 2012.
28 October 2012, 03:24 PM ET
The SpaceX Dragon spacecraft splashed down in the Pacific to cap off a landmark cargo delivery mission.
28 October 2012, 10:31 AM ET
The unmanned Dragon space capsule is returning hundreds of astronaut blood and urine samples, among other cargo.
28 October 2012, 03:10 AM ET
The Dragon capsule is packed with nearly 500 vials of astronaut blood and urine, for science of course.
28 October 2012, 02:34 AM ET
See photos from SpaceX's first resupply mission to the International Space Station.
26 October 2012, 04:57 PM ET
Dragon is wrapping up the first-ever commercial cargo mission to the space station.
24 October 2012, 07:00 AM ET
Visiting astronauts will have to take special care not to contaminate the Red Planet.
19 October 2012, 07:01 AM ET
SpaceX, Sierra Nevada, and Boeing are each making progress toward launching people on private spacecraft.
12 October 2012, 06:38 PM ET
Orbcomm still plans to launch the rest of its communications constellation aboard SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket.
10 October 2012, 01:05 PM ET
SpaceX's Dragon capsule, carrying supplies and scientific equipment for the International Space Station (including ice cream for the astronauts), was docked using the station's robotic arm this morning.
10 October 2012, 04:32 AM ET
The robotic Dragon spacecraft is making the first commercial cargo run to the space station.
10 October 2012, 12:00 AM ET
Astronauts will snag Dragon at 7:17 a.m. EDT using the station's huge robotic arm.
09 October 2012, 06:26 PM ET
A glitch with the Falcon 9 rocket caused Orbcomm's prototype OG2 satellite to be placed too low.
09 October 2012, 04:07 PM ET
SpaceX's unmanned Dragon cargo ship is on track to arrive at the station Wednesday (Oct. 10).