7 vehicles that will carry humanity into orbit and beyond very soon
How much are you willing to pay to become an astronaut?
Divest from Russia, with love
It's not just a big deal for future space tourists, either.
Richard Branson enlists the venerable cosmologist to unveil their new space ship
Giving small satellites a boost
Stephen Hawking wants a ride. Do you?
Virgin Galactic says welcome aboard
The deadly crash killed co-pilot Michael Alsbury and cast a pall over commercial spaceflight
The evidence is right in front of you.
The space race is officially back on, but slower and steady may win the race
Spoiler alert: it's big
Notes from a field trip to New Mexico's commercial spaceport
VSS Unity spends its flight clinging to its mothership due to high winds
You don't need a rocket to leave Earth. There's a slower, gentler trip in the works—and it comes with a cocktail.
We all want to know who it is.
Astronaut Leroy Chiao explains what it will take for commercial passengers to fly into space
No boosters included
A conversation with the founder of Moon Express
In the December 1980 issue of Popular Science, a 38-year-old theoretical physicist answers the ultimate question about the universe.
Science takes off.
A gallery of photos, visualizations, and other pictures of outer space.
Space Tourism Can Survive The Blow, But It Won't Be Easy—Or Cheap
A slew of new startups are vying to serve the booming market for small satellites by launching small rockets more frequently and cheaply