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Commercial Spaceflight

What Virgin Galactic Crash Means For Space Tourism Industry

AP | SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 11.03.2014 | Science

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fiery failures are no stranger to the space game. It's what happens when you push the boundaries of what technology can do, where ...

Space Tourists' Health Risks Spotlighted In New Research

| Posted 12.16.2012 | Science

By Sid Perkins A future boom in space tourism will increasingly expose members of the public—or, at least those lucky few able to afford the ticket...

Want To Go To Space? Virgin Airlines Wants To Send You

Posted 08.31.2012 | Money

Frequent flier miles are typically only good for a trip to, say, see a great aunt who lives across the country. But now Virgin Airlines is upping the ...

TODAY: Private Space Capsule Faces Final Hurdle

Posted 05.30.2012 | Science

By: Clara Moskowitz Published: 05/30/2012 11:37 AM EDT on SPACE.com After a more than a week in orbit, the private space capsule Dragon is prepa...

SpaceX Identifies Cause Of Aborted Launch

Posted 05.20.2012 | Science

By: Clara Moskowitz Published: 05/19/2012 08:01 AM EDT on SPACE.com This story was updated at 6:15 p.m. EDT. CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A failed...

PHOTOS: Five Most Promising Private Spacecraft Designs

Posted 05.19.2012 | Science

By: Mike Wall Published: 05/18/2012 02:59 PM EDT on SPACE.com The private spaceflight company SpaceX is set to launch its Dragon capsule toward ...

New Launch Date Set For Historic SpaceX Mission

Posted 05.14.2012 | Science

After a series of delays, the long-awaited SpaceX-ISS mission is now scheduled for May 19. If all goes according to plan, the first privately fund...

Space Tourists Sign Up For Rocket Rides Despite Critics' Concerns

Reuters | Irene Klotz | Posted 05.13.2012 | Science

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - The first privately owned passenger spaceship is on track for a test flight beyond t...

LOOK INSIDE: SpaceX Dragon Spacecraft

Posted 01.25.2012 | Science

What's it like to rocket up to the space station aboard the Dragon spacecraft? Well, you're probably never going to find out—at least not first-hand...