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WATCH: Hawking Weighs In On Space Exploration

Space.com | Megan Gannon | Posted 03.19.2014 | Science

NEW YORK — Ambitious plans to carry humans far beyond Earth were at the forefront of the Explorers Club Annual Dinner here Saturday night (March 15...

New Reality Show To Send Winner Out Of This World

LiveScience | Miriam Kramer | Posted 10.05.2013 | Science

Soon, you can watch people compete for a chance to launch into space from the comfort of your own living room. A new reality TV show picked up by NB...

Private Spacecraft Blasts Off On Debut Mission To ISS

AP | MARCIA DUNN | Posted 11.18.2013 | Science

A commercial cargo ship made its successful debut Wednesday, rocketing toward the International Space Station and doubling the number of NASA's privat...

WATCH: Tail-Cam Captures Awesome Views Of Space Plane Flight

The Huffington Post | Posted 09.09.2013 | Science

From Stephen Hawking to Justin Bieber, scores of celebrities are raring to go to space by 2014. But for those of us who don't have $250,000 to shell o...

WATCH: Rocket Makes Amazing Sideways Leap

Space.com | Megan Gannon | Posted 08.15.2013 | Science

An experimental reusable rocket built by the private spaceflight company SpaceX has soared though a series of ever-higher test flights over its Texas...

FIRST LOOK: Inside Boeing's New Space Capsule

collectSpace.com | Robert Z. Pearlman | Posted 07.23.2013 | Science

HOUSTON — Boeing has thrown open the hatch to its new commercial spacecraft, offering a first look inside the capsule it is building in a bid to fl...

WATCH: Private Rocket Makes Highest Jump Yet

Space.com | Mike Wall | Posted 07.09.2013 | Science

A private company's prototype reusable rocket made its highest leap to date last month, soaring 100 stories into the air before landing softly back a...

How Much Would YOU Pay For A Space Trip With This Guy?

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 05.25.2013 | Science

Want to blast into space with a movie star? At a charity auction held in Cannes, France on May 23 for the Foundation For Aids Research, one man an...

Private Mars Mission Weighs Major Decision

Posted 05.19.2013 | Science

By: Clara Moskowitz Published: 05/17/2013 05:04 PM EDT on SPACE.com The organizers of a private plan to send two people on a round-trip flyby of M...

Legendary Apollo Astronaut Joins Moon Flight Firm

Posted 05.16.2013 | Science

By: Clara Moskowitz Published: 05/16/2013 07:25 AM EDT on SPACE.com Legendary Apollo 13 astronaut Jim Lovell has signed on with a commercial lunar...

So You Wanna Go To Mars?

Posted 04.23.2013 | Science

By: Clara Moskowitz Published: 04/22/2013 02:21 PM EDT on SPACE.com NEW YORK — If a one-way trip to Mars appeals to you, now's the time to apply...

Startup Eyes Plan To Slash Cost Of Trips To Moon

Posted 04.22.2013 | Science

By: Mike Wall Published: 04/22/2013 07:35 AM EDT on SPACE.com Good news for all you frugal travelers out there: A private startup's manned moon mi...

Firm Unveils Plans For Robotic Rocket Plane

Posted 04.02.2013 | Science

By: Rob Coppinger, SPACE.com Contributor Published: 04/02/2013 01:31 PM EDT on SPACE.com LONDON — A Swiss company has unveiled an ambitious pla...

ISS-Bound Spacecraft Suffers Major Glitch

Posted 03.01.2013 | Science

By: Miriam Kramer Published: 03/01/2013 10:12 AM EST on SPACE.com CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A privately built unmanned spacecraft launched for NASA...

The Moon is a Natural Platform for Asteroid Mining, Detection and Deflection

XPRIZE | Posted 04.27.2013 | Technology
XPRIZE

By Naveen Jain Entrepreneur and philanthropist Naveen Jain is a trustee of Singularity University and X Prize foundation and a Founder and Chairman of...

WATCH: SpaceX Tests Hovering Rocket

Posted 02.25.2013 | Science

By: Miriam Kramer Published: 12/26/2012 04:05 PM EST on SPACE.com A privately built rocket prototype that could lead to a completely reusable spac...

Timothy Stenovec

Fly To The Moon In A Used Soviet Spacecraft For Just $155 Million

HuffingtonPost.com | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 06.22.2012 | Travel

There's good news and bad news for would-be astronauts out there. The good news is that Excalibur Almaz, a commercial aerospace company based on t...

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: Future or Failure?

Anna Leahy | Posted 07.22.2012 | Science
Anna Leahy

Spaceflight is hard. Really hard. And that's one reason that we bother going to space at all.

SpaceX Rocket Blasts Off On Historic Trip To International Space Station

Posted 05.22.2012 | Science

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral early Tuesday morning. The 3:44 a.m. launch followed numerous technical delays, includin...

SpaceX Fixes Glitch That Grounded Rocket As New Launch Window Approaches

Posted 05.21.2012 | Science

By: Clara Moskowitz Published: 05/20/2012 10:19 AM EDT on SPACE.com CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX engineers have replaced a faulty engine valv...

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...

Secretive Spaceflight Firm Lifts Veil On New Spacecraft Plans

Posted 05.07.2012 | Science

By: Leonard David Published: 05/07/2012 06:25 AM EDT on SPACE.com The curtain of secrecy is being raised by Blue Origin, a private entrepreneuri...