XCOR Aerospace is making steady progress on its Lynx space plane, and could be flying a prototype version of the vehicle by early next year.
Learn more about Virgin Galactic's plan to make space tourism and personal space travel a reality with SpaceShipTwo.
Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo unveiling last Friday was full of strange and memorable moments, but perhaps the most powerful was the sight of the sleek, gorgeous vehicle itself.
VSS Unity, the new SpaceShipTwo space plane by Virgin Galactic, was unveiled at an event in Mojave, California, on Feb. 19, 2016.
Virgin Galactic will roll out the next SpaceShipTwo, and reveal the new craft's name, today (Feb. 19) during a ceremony at the company's manufacturing facility in Mojave, California.
When will the spaceflight industry be more like the cell phone indstury? Jeff Greason, co-founder of the private spaceflight company XCOR, talked with Space.com about the industry's current status.
Pulsars, dwarf planets and alien worlds break records, a strange space object falls from the sky and Pluto's moons get weird — this is Space.com's top stories of the week.
Kelly Latimer, the first female research test pilot ever to join NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center, has joined Virgin Galactic as the spaceflight company's newest pilot.
One year after the fatal SpaceShipTwo crash, Virgin Galactic is constructing its next passenger vehicle, and working to become a global competitor in the new space frontier.
Three serious accidents over the past 12 months have slowed the progress of commercial spaceflight, but the industry is far from grounded.
Virgin Galactic announced Sept. 28 it has made "significant progress" on the engines that it will use on its LauncherOne small satellite launch vehicle.
Arizona-based World View Enterprises aims to start launching paying customers to the stratosphere in 2017 beneath a giant balloon, for $75,000 per seat.
Here's a brief rundown of how Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk, Paul Allen and Richard Branson are helping shape the exploration and exploitation of space.