Richard Branson & Virgin Galactic Complete Successful Space FlightVirgin Galactic owner Richard Branson rocketed into space Sunday morning for a sub-orbital test flight to space intended to demonstrate his company's air-launched spaceplane is ready for passengers who can afford the ultimate thrill ride.
Jeff Bezos Is Going To Space Aboard First Crewed Flight Of Blue Origin's New ShepardJeff Bezos, who was Valedictorian of Miami Palmetto Senior High, told the audience at his graduation ceremony he dreamed of the day when mankind would colonize space, and that dream is another step closer to becoming reality as he announced Monday, he will be aboard the first crewed flight of the New Shepard, the rocket ship made by his space company, Blue Origins.
Dragon Arrives At International Space StationThe eagle has landed or, in this case, the Dragon has been snagged. Astronauts aboard the International Space Station snared the SpaceX’s commercial supply ship Dragon Wednesday morning after a two and a half day flight from Cape Canaveral.
Spacex Dragon Capsule Launched To Space StationSpaceX’s Falcon rocket roared into space Sunday evening from Cape Canaveral carrying a Dragon capsule packed with supplies for the International Space Station.
SpaceX Dragon Splashes Down After Successful MissionThe world’s first commercial supply ship to the International Space Station is on its way back to Earth. Astronauts set the SpaceX Dragon loose after a five-day visit, releasing the vessel with the space station's robot arm.
2011 Marked End Of An Era For NASA2011 marked the end of an era as NASA retired its manned space shuttles after 30 years in space. As the shuttles were packed off for their final resting places in a handful of museums, NASA turned its attention to the future of manned space travel and possibly trips to an asteroid and Mars.
Discovery Crew Readies For Florida LandingThe space shuttle Discovery will leave the International Space Station Monday for an expected landing in Florida, but before they could leave, they had to help take out the garbage.