Virgin's pioneering tourist-carrying spacecraft crashed on a test flight in California on Friday, killing a pilot and scattering debris across the desert—and raising questions about space tourism's future.
Virgin's pioneering tourist-carrying spacecraft crashed on a test flight in California on Friday, killing a pilot and scattering debris across the desert—and raising questions about the program's future.
The deadly crash of Virgin Galactic's spacecraft has dealt a devastating setback to the cause of space tourism, delaying the first commercial flights to the stars by years, experts said Friday.
Virgin Galactic's pioneering spacecraft designed to take tourists into space crashed Friday in California, killing one of its two pilots and scattering debris across the desert.
A space station delivery mission was called off Monday, just hours after the orbiting lab had to sidestep a piece of treacherous junk.
Europe said Friday it was postponing the launch next month of its first-ever "space plane" to give scientists time to finetune the mission's flight plan.
NASA is getting ready for the first test flight of the Orion crew vehicle, currently scheduled for December 4, 2014. "Before we can send astronauts into space on Orion, we have to test all of its systems," says NASA engineer ...
Virgin Galactic has finished yet another stepping-stone to its first commercial spaceflight. The New Mexico-based company sent SpaceShipTwo aloft on a test of the re-entry system Oct. 7, making a safe landing at the Mojave ...
Ready, set … launch? That's what XCOR is hoping to accomplish as the company continues building its Lynx spacecraft prototype.
For a team of MIT Aeronautics and Astronautics students, research isn't a weighty matter—in fact, there's virtually no weight at all.