Deal nearly in place to launch private space planes from old shuttle runway
A new breed of vacationers - space tourists - could launch from Central Florida as soon as 2015 under an agreement that would put Florida officials in charge of the 3-mile runway at Kennedy Space Center that once was used ...
Virgin Galactic spaceship makes first powered flight (Update)
Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo has made its first powered flight, breaking the sound barrier in a test over the Mojave Desert that moves the company closer to its goal of flying paying passengers on brief ...
NM governor signs space travel liability bill (Update)
(AP)—New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez has signed legislation aimed at saving the state's quarter-billion-dollar spaceport and retaining Virgin Galactic as its anchor tenant.
Tycoon wants to send married couple on Mars flyby (Update)
It is a road trip that could test the best of marriages: Mars.
Spaceport wants protections from tourist lawsuits
Spaceport America has been urging legislators to limit potential lawsuits from wealthy outer space tourists who take off from New Mexico, saying such a bill is crucial to the future of the project.
Singer Sarah Brightman to become space tourist (Update)
British singer Sarah Brightman revealed on Wednesday that Russia will launch her as a space tourist to the International Space Station (ISS) in a multi-million dollar voyage aimed at "realising dreams".
Singer Sarah Brightman could be next space tourist: report
British soprano Sarah Brightman could become the next space tourist to blast off to the International Space Station (ISS), a senior official at the Russian space agency hinted Wednesday.
Space -- the next frontier for Hillary Clinton?
She has been the US secretary of state, a senator and nearly became president, but Hillary Clinton joked Thursday that she might want to try another role -- space tourist.
Space tourist is just one way to describe Simonyi
(AP) -- Charles Simonyi may still be described as a space tourist even though the Microsoft billionaire has no plans to take a third vacation on the International Space Station and hasn't hung out in outer ...
New heights for Australian beer lovers
The first space tourist flights may be several years away but a group of thirsty Australian scientists are at work on the critical question -- what makes a top zero-gravity beer?
Russia to reopen space tourism in 2013: company
Russia will reopen its Soyuz space ships to paying tourists in 2013 after a hiatus since 2009, the US-based company that organises the trips with Russia's space agency said Wednesday.
NASA says: send your face to space
For those who don't have millions to pay to become a space tourist, NASA has rolled out a quirky souvenir that lets you to send your face (your picture and name, that is) blasting into space.
Russia: no space for space tourists
(AP) -- A top Russian space official says there is no space for tourists wishing to fly to the International Space Station.
Cargo craft docks with space station
(AP) -- A cargo ship has delivered food, fuel, oxygen and other supplies to the International Space Station.