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“Private Spaceflight”

Jul 28, 2015 01:30 PM ET // Irene Klotz
Crash investigators have found Scaled Composites responsible for the fatal SpaceShipTwo accident that claimed the life of the vehicle's test pilot last year.
Jun 29, 2015 11:35 AM ET // Irene Klotz
SpaceX has been testing a launch abort system that would save the lives of the crew on board a manned version of its Dragon capsule in the event of a launch failure.
Jun 18, 2015 07:00 AM ET // Eric Niiler
NASA hopes to match commercial efforts in the future satellite-repair industry.
Jun 12, 2015 12:15 PM ET // Mike Wall, Space.com
A group that wants to make the world's first pornographic film in space has launched a crowdfunding campaign to get the project off the ground.
May 18, 2015 07:00 PM ET // Mike Wall, Space.com
A Russian-built rocket failed during a communications satellite launch over the weekend, dealing another blow to the nation's space program.
Apr 30, 2015 02:10 PM ET // Irene Klotz
Blue Origin, a startup space company owned by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, launched its New Shepard spaceship on its first flight into suborbital space on Wednesday.
Apr 14, 2015 06:00 PM ET // Mike Wall, Space.com
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched the company's Dragon cargo capsule toward the International Space Station today, then turned around and nearly pulled off a soft landing on a drone ship in the Atlantic Ocean.
Feb 23, 2015 02:50 PM ET // Elizabeth Howell, Space.com
A private company that aims to send tourists to the edge of space broke a record by flying a parafoil higher than anyone has before.
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