Two of Europe’s largest space-related companies are coming together in an effort to beat SpaceX at the commercial space industry game.
Virgin Galactic crosses one more hurdle by getting FAA authority to launch private space rocket from spaceport in New Mexico.
While SpaceX has already launched their Falcon 9 successfully, today's launch will be the the company's first real commercial launch.
Private spaceflight company XCOR plans to start flight testing its Lynx space plane as soon as next year.
Sir Richard Branson has just released a video taken during SpaceShipTwo's recent flight test, and the view from up there is amazing.
As evidenced by a stunning new test launch video, SpaceX is still hard at work on the next generation of reusable spacecrafts.
While we'll never really be happy about the retirement of the space shuttle, NASA is completely over it and looking towards the future of space transportation, which is going to be commercial. The agency announced today its selection of three companies which it hopes to certify to take its astronauts up to the ISS and back within the next five years.
Mars has been the hot hypothetical destination for space tourists in recent months, but a new commercial space travel company called Golden Spike wants to open up the Moon to science and tourism instead, by offering round trip tickets to the lunar surface for governments, businesses, and people with an obscene amount of money.
When SpaceX's Dragon capsule successfully splashed down into the warm embrace of the Pacific ocean a few months ago, it meant that commercial spaceflight had finally arrived and was here to stay. We covered the mission from start to finish, but a new video from SpaceX itself (with lots of unique footage from launch to landing) is definitely worth a few minutes of your time.
Here at DVICE, most of us are old enough to remember when "space tourism" was a term that people only took seriously in the context of science fiction novels and movies. Starting next year, Virgin Galactic will officially begin its regular sub-orbital service, anointing a half-dozen new astronauts every week.