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In 10 Years I Hope to Live on Mars

Kellie Gerardi | Posted 03.13.2014 | Science
Kellie Gerardi

People tend to get hung up on a small detail of this seriously cool mission. Here's the catch: it's a one way trip.

WATCH: Spaceliner Passes Key Test

Space.com | Mike Wall | Posted 01.25.2014 | Science

A stunning new video lets viewers ride along on last-week's record-breaking test flight of Virgin Galactic's suborbital spaceliner SpaceShipTwo. The...

Back in Business -- Attending Harvard Business School's Second Annual Conference on Space Business

Zoe P. Strassfield | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Zoe P. Strassfield

Events of October 27, 2013 Captain Michael López-Alegría, COMMERCIAL SPACEFLIGHT FEDERATION President with Zoe P. Strassfield, author, at the Harv...

One-way Trip to Mars

Dean Regas | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Dean Regas

Mars One has an ambitious plan: get the first humans to Mars in 2023. Ten years from now, could we see human boot prints on Mars? Could we watch someone take one small step for a woman and one giant leap toward a television phenomenon not seen since the moon landing?

Company Offering Balloon Ride To The Stratosphere

Reuters | Posted 12.22.2013 | Small Business

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - Hoping to cash in on a growing appetite for adventure, an Arizona startup has unveil...

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...

Space Tourist Talk Turns Scatological

Space.com | Megan Gannon | Posted 09.18.2013 | Science

NEW YORK – As microgravity makes even the most mundane tasks tricky, going to the bathroom in space can be a chore. How astronauts take care of tha...

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...

Interplanetary Cash May Be Here Sooner Than You Think

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 06.27.2013 | Technology

PayPal believes that space is the future of commerce, and PayPal wants first dibs. On Thursday, the e-payment service announced PayPal Galactic, a ini...

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...

Tycoon's 'Spaceship' Passes Major Milestone

AP | RAQUEL MARIA DILLON | Posted 06.29.2013 | Science

MOJAVE, Calif. — Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo made its first powered flight Monday, breaking the sound barrier in a test over the Mojave Deser...

First Manned Mission To Mars Flooded With Applicants

Posted 04.17.2013 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 04/16/2013 10:01 AM EDT on SPACE.com COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — They'll be crammed int...

Way, Way, Way Over the Rainbow: Space Travel

Dane Steele Green | Posted 05.21.2013 | Travel
Dane Steele Green

It's not the most colorful place on the planet, but that's only because it isn't on the planet. Space tourism is going to happen. In fact, it's happening as we speak -- and far be it from me not to jump on this bandwagon.

Can Old Rocket Plane Provide Answers For New Space Industry?

Posted 03.04.2013 | Science

By: Leonard David Published: 03/04/2013 05:07 AM EST on SPACE.com The safety of the emerging suborbital spaceflight industry is getting a hard loo...

Millionaire Space Tourist Eyes Bold Mission To Mars

Posted 02.22.2013 | Science

By: Mike Wall Published: 02/21/2013 01:54 PM EST on SPACE.com Buzz is building about a planned 2018 private mission to Mars, which may launch the ...

Doc, Am I Fit To Fly Into Space?

XPRIZE | Posted 03.24.2013 | Technology
XPRIZE

By Julielynn Wong Julielynn Wong, MD, is an alumnus of Singularity University. She edited a textbook entitled "Surgery in Space" and trained in space...

Inflatable ISS Annex Deal Puts Mogul Step Closer To Goals

Posted 01.16.2013 | Science

By: Mike Wall Published: 01/15/2013 04:58 PM EST on SPACE.com NASA's decision to buy an inflatable new room for the International Space Station ma...

The Perks Of Flying Virgin Galactic

Pam Grout | Posted 03.17.2013 | Travel
Pam Grout

I'm on rutted, dirt roads in the Jornada del Muerto desert of southern New Mexico headed to Spaceport America, the world's first purpose-built commercial spaceport. It's adjacent to White Sands Missile Range where, for 70 some years, assorted rockets, nuclear bombs and other WMDs have been tested.

Touching the Sky

Zoe P. Strassfield | Posted 03.01.2013 | Science
Zoe P. Strassfield

Guy Laliberte, a Canadian former acrobat and fire-eater who had founded Cirque du Soleil in the 1980s, was announced as the next space tourist to visit the International Space Station aboard a Russian Soyuz spacecraft.

Sarah Brightman's Heading To Space

Reuters | Posted 12.10.2012 | Travel

MOSCOW (Reuters) - British singer Sarah Brightman announced on Wednesday she had bought a seat to fly on a Russian spaceship, describing the journey a...

J.K. Rowling Passes On Space Shuttle Ride

Posted 10.03.2012 | Travel

"Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling has declined a trip into space that was offered to her for £2 million ($3,222,600,) reports the Irish Independent....

Rocky Mountain High Could Get Higher With Spaceport

Posted 09.26.2012 | Denver

The Rocky Mountain High is poised to get even higher. Colorado U.S. Sens Michael Bennet and Mark Udall announced Tuesday that the Federal Aviation ...

Coming Soon: Your Vacation To The Moon

Smithsonian | Posted 09.21.2012 | Travel
Smithsonian

Forty-three years ago, Neil Armstrong became the first man to set foot on the moon. Nowadays, the idea of vacation on the moon is gaining traction with the American public.

Branson Reveals Space Plane Launch Date

Posted 07.11.2012 | Travel

More people have now signed up for suborbital flights aboard SpaceShipTwo, the six-passenger space plane from Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic, t...

Ex-Goldman Trader Hopes To Make 'First Trade In Space'

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 07.10.2012 | Business

One ex-Goldman Sachs trader is hoping his trade takes off, quite literally. Prolific trader Anton Kreil announced Tuesday he plans to break a new ...