Private Spaceflight


NASA Names 4 Astronauts for First Commercial Spaceflight

NASA Names 4 Astronauts for First Commercial Spaceflight

Four astronauts have been drafted to train for their mission to Mars and will commence their training while the commercial spac...

Jul 10 2015, 7:17am CDT

SpaceX gets Certified by US Air Force

SpaceX gets Certified by US Air Force

Elon Musk's SpaceX has just landed another major milestone. SpaceX is now certified for national security space missions....

May 27 2015, 1:32am CDT

Jeff Bezos' Space Rocket Completes Successful Test Flight

Jeff Bezos' Space Rocket Completes Successful Test Flight

Amazon's founder Jeff Bezos is also in the private space business, but at a smaller scale than Elon Musk....

Apr 30 2015, 8:55am CDT

SpaceX Launches Dragon Cargo Ship for NASA

SpaceX Launches Dragon Cargo Ship for NASA

Food, care packages and provisions for NASA's astronauts make up more than a third of the cargo onboard Dragon....

Sep 23 2014, 7:10am CDT

SpaceX and Boeing build manned NASA Spaceships

SpaceX and Boeing build manned NASA Spaceships

NASA is getting back into manned space travel. NASA contracted Boeing and SpaceX to build spaceships....

Sep 17 2014, 3:00am CDT

Elon Musk's SpaceX Rocket Close to 'Evolutionary' Breakthrough

Elon Musk's SpaceX Rocket Close to 'Evolutionary' Breakthrough

The Rocket Would Save Millions of Dollars And Be Reusable...

May 19 2014, 8:44pm CDT

NASA Cuts Ties With Russia For Most Space Operations

NASA Cuts Ties With Russia For Most Space Operations

It seems that space isn’t immune from Earth-side politics. In a statement issued today, NASA confirmed that due to “Russia...

Apr 3 2014, 12:59am CDT

I4U news

Waypoint 2 Space Provide Passenger Training for Commercial Launches

Slowly but surely, the day is approaching when you’ll be able to buy a ticket to travel into space. Several companies, ranging...

Jan 28 2014, 11:55pm CST

Penn State Crowdfunds Lunar Lion Lander

Penn State Crowdfunds Lunar Lion Lander

Earlier this week, Penn State’s Lunar Lion team launched a crowdfunding effort to raise a little over $400,000 towards its goal...

Jan 23 2014, 7:01am CST

NBC Wins the Television Space Race

NBC will Televise World’s First Commercial Spaceline

NBC is going to televise the world's first commercial space flight launch next year. NBC signed deal with Richard Branson’...

Nov 9 2013, 10:15am CST

SpaceX Countdown Underway, Watch the live Webcast Now

SpaceX Countdown Underway, Watch the live Webcast Now [Updates]

SpaceX launches the Dragon Spacecraft at 3:44am ET. The webcast is available now. Do not miss history in the making - that is i...

May 22 2012, 1:56am CDT

SpaceX and Bigelow Aerospace partner for Trips to Private Space Station

SpaceX and Bigelow Aerospace partner for Trips to Private Space Station

Two private Space companies partner to offer space flights for consumers to Bigelow habitats orbiting the earth....

May 11 2012, 4:10am CDT

NASA Space Launch System SLS unveiled - A Big Super Rocket

NASA Space Launch System SLS unveiled - A Big Super Rocket

NASA is back with a new plan, after the Shuttle program ended....

Sep 15 2011, 3:15am CDT

SpaceX Breaks Ground on Vandenberg Launch Site for Falcon Heavy

SpaceX Breaks Ground on Vandenberg Launch Site for Falcon Heavy

The SpaceX Falcon Heavy is the world's most powerful rocket....

Jul 14 2011, 9:51am CDT

SpaceX Falcon 1 Rocket did not reach Orbit

SpaceX Falcon 1 Rocket did not reach Orbit

SpaceX is very busy testing their rockets this weekend. Yesterday we reported about their successful test of Thrust Firing of F...

Aug 3 2008, 1:00am CDT

SpaceX conducts static Test Firing of next Falcon 1 Rocket

SpaceX conducts static Test Firing of next Falcon 1 Rocket

Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX) successfully conducted a full launch dress rehearsal and hold down firing of the...

Jun 26 2008, 6:20am CDT

Google Announces Ten Teams for $30 Million Lunar X PRIZE

Google Announces Ten Teams for $30 Million Lunar X PRIZE

Google and Dr. Peter H. Diamandins announced this week that ten teams are now signed up to compete for the Google Lunar X PRIZE...

Feb 22 2008, 1:07pm CST

Google Puts up $30M for Moon Race Prize

Google Puts up $30M for Moon Race Prize

Google decided to put up $30 million bucks today as a prize for the first team to successfully land a robotic vehicle on the mo...

Sep 14 2007, 11:38am CDT

Jeff Bezos shows us his Spacecraft Goddard

Jeff Bezos shows us his Spacecraft Goddard

The choice of hobby for ultra rich people is space travel. Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos published now photos and videos from t...

Jan 4 2007, 11:00am CST

UP Aerospace Launches Low-Cost Space Flights in August

UP Aerospace Launches Low-Cost Space Flights in August

The private space flight sector is taking shape. This week UP Aerospace, Inc. announced that its first take-off into space to b...

Jul 2 2006, 8:36am CDT