22 March 2013, 07:50 PM ET
Private companies and nonprofit organizations are planning deep space missions to the moon, asteroids and even Mars.
21 March 2013, 02:55 PM ET
The Merlin 1D has achieved flight qualification status, the company announced Wednesday.
21 March 2013, 07:00 AM ET
Orbital Sciences' Antares rocket will loft a simulated payload to an altitude of about 155 miles.
16 March 2013, 09:10 AM ET
Grasshopper reached an altitude of 263 feet before returning to Earth in a soft landing.
14 March 2013, 04:42 PM ET
Video game moguls are pouring their fortunes into private space projects.
11 March 2013, 05:24 PM ET
The rocket made its highest leap to date, 262.8 feet/80.1 meters, and landed safely on March 7th, 2013. Set to 'Ring of Fire' by Johnny Cash. Video courtesy of SpaceX
06 March 2013, 05:42 PM ET
The last piece of cargo was unloaded from the Dragon space capsule today.
06 March 2013, 06:40 AM ET
The Dragon capsule brought many new science experiments to the space station.
04 March 2013, 12:58 PM ET
Elon Musk has tussled with the New York Times and some balky spacecraft thrusters in the past few weeks.
03 March 2013, 02:40 PM ET
The unmanned Dragon space capsule linked up with the International Space Station early Sunday (March 3).
03 March 2013, 09:13 AM ET
The SpaceX CRS-2 mission was successfully berthed to the International Space Station, 2 days after launch from Kennedy Space Center on March 3, 2013. The SpaceX team resolved thruster pod issues that caused a delay of the docking by one day.
03 March 2013, 05:04 AM ET
The spacecraft was captured by the space station's robotic arm
02 March 2013, 05:27 PM ET
SpaceX's Dragon space capsule will be captured by the space station's robot arm at 6:01 a.m. EST (1101 GMT).
02 March 2013, 10:21 AM ET
Stargazers in the Southern Hemisphere have a chance of spotting SpaceX's private Dragon capsule chasing the space station.
02 March 2013, 07:00 AM ET
Exploring the final frontier has always been a tough proposition.
01 March 2013, 04:50 PM ET
The issue with Dragon's thrusters imperiled its mission to the space station.
01 March 2013, 10:30 AM ET
SpaceX's second Space Station re-supply mission (CRS-2) lifted off from the Kennedy Space Center on March 1st, 2013 at 10:10am EST.
01 March 2013, 10:10 AM ET
The unmanned SpaceX Dragon capsule will carry cargo to the orbiting laboratory.
01 March 2013, 10:10 AM ET
SpaceX launched its Dragon space capsule March 1 toward the International Space Station.
01 March 2013, 06:53 AM ET
Both NASA and SpaceX will provide live launch coverage during the Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon capsule launch today (March 1).
01 March 2013, 06:02 AM ET
SpaceX, founded by Elon Musk, regularly delivers payloads to the International Space Station.
01 March 2013, 02:20 AM ET
A private, unmanned spacecraft is scheduled to launch to the International Space Station today.
28 February 2013, 11:16 PM ET
Rock band Thirty Seconds to Mars is launching an album to space for a NASA astronaut.
28 February 2013, 02:36 PM ET
Already tested as a cargo carrier, the Dragon spacecraft can also be fitted out to shuttle passengers to low orbit and to the International Space Station.
28 February 2013, 01:14 PM ET
See photos of SpaceX's second Dragon space capsule to haul cargo to the International Space Station in March 2013.
27 February 2013, 11:05 PM ET
The weather is looking good in preparation for Friday's rocket launch.
27 February 2013, 05:59 PM ET
In the last year, private companies have unveiled asteroid mining projects, space rock sentinels and more.
26 February 2013, 06:30 AM ET
SpaceX's Falcon 9 executed a "static fire" engine test to prep for Friday's launch of the Dragon capsule.
25 February 2013, 02:22 PM ET
Two patches have been released for the upcoming March 1 launch of the SpaceX Dragon capsule.
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.