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Aug 29, 2014 06:00 AM ET // Irene Klotz
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.
Aug 27, 2014 02:22 AM ET // Irene Klotz
Launch of SpaceX’s next Falcon 9 rocket is on hold, pending a review after a related test vehicle self-destructed during a flight test last week. Continue reading →
Aug 18, 2014 02:00 PM ET // Miriam Kramer, SPACE.com
An amazing new video shows a stage of the private spaceflight company SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket make a soft splashdown in the ocean after delivering six satellites to space.
Aug 5, 2014 11:06 AM ET // Irene Klotz
SpaceX will file an application with the U.S. government to build a commercial spaceport near Brownsville, Texas. Continue reading →
Jun 25, 2014 03:19 PM ET // Irene Klotz
Nine months after unveiling plans for high-altitude balloon rides -- high enough for passengers to see the curvature of Earth against the blackness of space -- World View has successfully tested a one-tenth size mockup. Continue reading →
Jun 18, 2014 12:53 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
SpaceX founder Elon Musk thinks his private spaceflight company will have the capability to land humans on Mars within 12 years, assuming the availability of funding for the historic mission. Continue reading →
Jun 13, 2014 07:00 AM ET // Irene Klotz
Two people with money to burn have put down deposits for the ultimate getaway – a trip around the moon, the president of the space tourism firm that booked the trips said this week.
Jun 6, 2014 01:00 PM ET // Tanya Lewis, SPACE.com
SpaceX thinks humanity needs to reach Mars to survive.
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