With this week's announcement of multi-billion dollar contracts being awarded to two private spaceflight companies comes a renewed excitement for what this could mean for NASA's overarching plans for Mars. Continue reading →
NASA is hiring both SpaceX and Boeing to develop commercial space taxis that can fly astronauts -- and one day privately paying passengers -- to the space station and other planned outposts orbiting Earth. Continue reading →
A three-way race to build a commercially operated spaceship to shuttle astronauts -- and other paying customers -- to and from low-Earth orbit is close the finish line, with NASA aiming to award development and flight service contracts as early as next week.
Boeing has decided to enter a spaceflight sector populated by startups, internet entrepreneurs and small firms working to pioneer the space frontier.
The program, in one of the space shuttle's processing hangars, is a glimpse into future public-private ventures.
NASA signs agreements worth more than $1 billion for Boeing, SpaceX and Sierra Nevada Corp. to continue work on commercial space taxis.
For years, Elon Musk has been saying that three years after the government puts up the cash, he could have a new ride for astronauts ready to fly. On Monday, NASA took him up on that pledge.