The crew for the first mission in the privately funded Polaris program is scaling new heights to prepare for their record-breaking SpaceX flight later this year.
Learn the latest news about space tourism and space tourist trips into outer space. Space.com looks at the growing business of space tourism.
Less than two hours after they landed from space, the six members of Blue Origin's fifth crewed mission were all sure of at least one thing: one flight into space was not enough.
Blue Origin will launch 6 passengers on the NS-21 space tourism mission on June 4, 2022. Here are live updates of the launch.
Blue Origin's fifth human spaceflight, a mission called NS-21, launched from the company's West Texas site on June 4, 2022. See photos here.
Blue Origin sent six people to suborbital space today (June 4), acing its fifth human spaceflight mission and notching several milestones in the process.
Blue Origin will launch six more people to the final frontier this morning (June 4), and you can watch the action live.
NS-21, the next mission of Blue Origin's New Shepard suborbital vehicle, is now targeted for Saturday (June 4) — about two weeks later than originally planned.
NASA has refuted a report alleging a potentially dangerous complication during SpaceX's Ax-1 mission to the International Space Station last month.
Blue Origin is no longer targeting Friday (May 20) for the launch of its next space tourist mission after discovering an issue with its New Shepard vehicle. A new launch date has not been announced.
The fifth crewed flight of Blue Origin's New Shepard suborbital vehicle is scheduled to lift off Saturday (June 4) at 9:00 a.m. EDT (1300 GMT).
The passengers on Blue Origin's fifth crewed flight, known as NS-21, include the first Mexican-born woman to visit space.
Space balloon start-up World View has signed up 1,000 customers for trips near the edge of space beginning in 2024.
Aspiring space tourists will need to wait a little longer before soaring into suborbital space with Virgin Galactic.
Reference SpaceX is the maker of Starship and a private space company known for its International Space Station missions.
Reference The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is the vehicle that launches satellites, Dragon cargo spacecraft and Crew Dragon spacecraft to orbit.
Four private astronauts made history today (April 25), splashing safely down on Earth after completing the first fully private crewed mission aboard the International Space Station.
A SpaceX Dragon capsule carrying the four crewmembers of the Ax-1 mission splashed down off the coast of Florida today (April 25), bringing the groundbreaking flight to a close.
The first American privately funded mission to the International Space Station ends today with an anticipated splash down off the coast of Florida at about 1:06 p.m. EDT (1706 GMT).