Space travel

Space tourists could blast off from UK by 2018

Space tourists could blast off from UK by 2018

Britain has stolen a march in the space race with plans for the world's first spaceport outside the U.S., hoping to be operational by 2018
Astronaut to kid: 'You'd love it' up here

Astronaut to kid: 'You'd love it' up here

Astronaut Steve Swanson gives an interview to CNN iReporters, including the cutest question from a five-year-old
25 of mankind's greatest engineering achievements

25 of mankind's greatest engineering achievements

Big, bold and beautiful -- the bridges, skyscrapers and other impressive projects that showcase human achievement over the years
200,000 people apply to live on Mars

200,000 people apply to live on Mars

A Dutch company plans on sending four lucky Earthlings to colonize the Red Planet. The catch: They won't come back
Sleepy desert town to become a 'spaceopolis'

Sleepy desert town to become a 'spaceopolis'

New Mexico town Truth or Consequences to become epicenter for space tourism
Space travel: U.S. company to offer 30 km-high balloon flights

Space travel: U.S. company to offer 30 km-high balloon flights

For $75,000 you can float up to space in a luxury capsule that looks like an iPod speaker system
One step closer to space travel: UK company claims rocket engine breakthrough

One step closer to space travel: UK company claims rocket engine breakthrough

The new Sabre engine is expected to have "transformational impact" on space travel market
Quiz: Do you have the smarts to be a space tourist?

Quiz: Do you have the smarts to be a space tourist?

It's gonna take more than just a wad of cash to become an orbital tourist. Find out if you've got space smarts with this quiz
'Zero-G' flights now cheap enough for the public

'Zero-G' flights now cheap enough for the public

Open to the public, seats on Novespace's "zero-gravity" flights cost a relatively reasonable $7,932.
Virgin Galactic one flight closer to space tourism

Virgin Galactic one flight closer to space tourism

The company's passenger spacecraft, SpaceShipTwo, completed its first rocket-powered flight
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