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DARPA Space Plane Concepts Get Fresh Funding
An ambitious idea to make space launches cheap and dull
Mars One Fundraiser Offers Round Trip To Space
Raffle winners get to go on a space jaunt -- with a return ticket.
NASA Picks Seven Commercial Spaceships for the Next Generation of Suborbital Science Missions
The new post-shuttle NASA has said it aims to work more cooperatively with private space industry and outside sources of...
Is the Ending of the Shuttle Program a Setback for Space Science, Or a New Opportunity?
As spaceflight is privatized, scientists will pay for space trips alongside affluent adventurers
Scientists Book Trips Aboard Private Spaceships, In An Industry First
The commercial space industry has booked its first science expeditions, the Southwest Research Institute announced today. At least two researchers...
Space Tourists Won’t Be the Only Ones Riding New Generation of Suborbital Flights
Scientists half-jokingly call it the “ignorosphere” — a region about 50-100 kilometers above the Earth that’s too high for airplanes,...
Ranking the Players In the Private Race to Space
Who's on top? Find out in our subjective ranking of the crowded field of competitors gunning for space
In 2010, The Civilian Space Industry Finally Takes Off
Who needs the space shuttle? Take a tour inside the private space industry and its innovative, efficient plans to get astronauts into space when NASA retires its old ride
XCOR Unveils Suborbital Space Vehicle
Introducing the Lynx, a two-seat rocket built for space tourism
Hot Rocket Planes From the X Prize Cup Showcase
While the rocket races will have to wait a year, inventors showed off plenty of private space technology at this year's X Prize Cup showcase