Space exploration and the limits of charity.
May 09, 2013 | By Tony Reichhardt
NASA buys back its own technology for inflatable space modules.
January 17, 2013 | By Tony Reichhardt
A realty company wondered what it might cost to launch your house to Mars.
December 06, 2012 | By Heather Goss
SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket keeps on chugging, despite an engine loss.
October 08, 2012 | By Tony Reichhardt
It never went to space, but the astronauts spent many hundreds of hours inside the CCT-1.
October 01, 2012 | By Tony Reichhardt
Masten Space System's test vehicle, Xombie, took a nice ride this week.
August 16, 2012 | By Heather Goss
Wanted: an airborne system than can launch 100-pound satellites for under $1 million.
June 04, 2012 | By Heather Goss
With Dragon showing the way, it's about to get busy in the commercial spaceflight arena.
June 01, 2012 | By Tony Reichhardt
To buy a piece of space history, you need plenty of cash.
May 03, 2012 | By Rebecca Maksel
The first suborbital tourists will spend up to $200,000 for a few precious minutes of weightlessness. How many minutes will they get?
January 06, 2012 | By David Warmflash
The SpaceX founder talks Martian real estate.
January 04, 2012 | By Tony Reichhardt
Progress on the path to suborbital tourism.
November 03, 2011 | By Tony Reichhardt
How an ore-mining town in Sweden sees a new identity over the horizon.
August 2011 | By Andrew Curry
Who can forget billionaire ex-spaceman Jeff Tracy and his five sons (Scott, Virgil, Alan, Gordon, and John), each named after a Mercury astronaut? Remember how they—through their organization (International Rescue)—um...rescued people...internationally? Ok, so they were puppets. Deal with it, peop...
May 05, 2011 | By Rebecca Maksel
Late in 2014, a radically different type of rocket propulsion is set to show up on the International Space station for a period of experimentation.The technology is called the Variable Specific Impulse Magnetoplasma Rocket (VASIMR). It's a rocket engine that uses electricity to ionize a gas such as...
May 02, 2011 | By Mike Klesius
A community of alternative rocketeers who may one day dominate the space biz.
May 2011 | By Stephen Joiner
Each year, the National Aeronautic Association (NAA) and the National Association of State Aviation Officials (NASAO) organize an art contest meant to encourage young people to become familiar with (and participate in) aeronautics, engineering, and science."The quality of the art we see is unbeliev...
April 25, 2011 | By Rebecca Maksel
When we last left the Garvey Space Craft/Cal State Long Beach rocketeers at the Friends of Amateur Rocketry test site in Mojave, California, they had static-tested their P-18 engine, designed to launch nanosatellites to low Earth orbit, for the 150 seconds required to launch an orbital first stage....
March 21, 2011 | By Pat Trenner
We probably shouldn't call them space tourists, even in a headline. The seven people who have visited the International Space Station as paying customers of the Virginia-based booking agency Space Adventures all worked very hard—before, during, and after their flights. None of them spent their time...
January 12, 2011 | By Tony Reichhardt
SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket is now two-for-two: It launched the company's Dragon space capsule into orbit this morning.Here's video of the launch: And here's video from inside Dragon, the world's first privately developed recoverable space capsule:
December 08, 2010 | By Tony Reichhardt