Dennis Tito's nonprofit organization may want to launch astronauts toward the Red Planet in 2018.
Entrepreneur and business magnate, Elon Musk is the CEO and founder of the aerospace company SpaceX and co-founder of Tesla Motors. He also hopes to change the world, advancing private spaceflight with the aim of landing humans on other planets like Mars, and developing a new tube-transport system called the Hyperloop. Live Science will keep you up on Musk’s latest ideas and developments so you can keep your two feet on Earth while looking up at the stars.
NASA has signed a $17.8 million deal with Nevada-based Bigelow Aerospace for one of its expandable modules.
The SpaceX Dragon spacecraft splashed down in the Pacific to cap off a landmark cargo delivery mission.
The Dragon capsule is packed with nearly 500 vials of astronaut blood and urine, for science of course.
SpaceX, Sierra Nevada, and Boeing are each making progress toward launching people on private spacecraft.