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.
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 →
Engine technology being developed for a British space plane could also find its way into hypersonic aircraft built by the U.S. military.
SpaceX will file an application with the U.S. government to build a commercial spaceport near Brownsville, Texas. Continue reading →
Enjoy some of the most inspiring, beautiful and down-right stunning photos from our adventures in space this past week.
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 →
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 →
SpaceX thinks humanity needs to reach Mars to survive.
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