The dreams of Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic to get into the commercial space business just took a giant leap forward with today's successful test of its flagship spacecraft.
Elon Musk's SpaceX has unveiled what could be the next phase of its race into space: the development of hovering return rockets.
As evidenced by a stunning new test launch video, SpaceX is still hard at work on the next generation of reusable spacecrafts.
Dennis Tito, the first space tourist, wants to swing two people around Mars in a 501-day mission launching in 2018.
Elon Musk has been talking about creating a colony on Mars for a while now, and he wants 80,000 colonists moving to Mars per year.
Two days after launching from Cape Canaveral, the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft has successfully docked with the International Space Station. The Dragon carried mission critical supplies and helping of vanilla and chocolate swirl ice cream, because if anyone deserves ice cream, it's astronauts.
A few months ago we were given the opportunity to witness a test flight of SpaceX's mission to the International Space Station (ISS). After a high-profile aborted attempt, the spacecraft finally launched. But that was just the dress rehearsal. Last night the real future of NASA began.
Elon Musk, who helped launch PayPal, Tesla Motors and most recently SpaceX, is pretty dang serious about getting our asses to Mars. Before Curiosity, colonies on Mars were knocked back to the 2030s — or beyond, even. Now? We may only have to wait "12 to 15 years."
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.
Today saw SpaceX's Dragon capsule splashdown safely in the Pacific Ocean after its demonstration flight and visit to the International Space Station. Space exploration can now check off another milestone: the first time a commercial spacecraft resupplied a space station.