During the past 10 years, Presidents George W. Bush and Obama have directed NASA to turn the job of transporting cargo and crew to the space station over to the private sector. As that process gathers pace, here is a list of the key players.
In 2017, NASA plans to test its Space Launch System, a rocket system designed for launches into deep space. But the US Government Accountability Office says the project is short on funding.
The US relies too heavily on Russian rocket technology to get into space, experts tell a Senate subcommittee.
The Federal Aviation Administration has approved a SpaceX launch site on privately owned property in Cameron County, Texas.
A Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from Cape Canaveral on Monday, carrying six telecom satellites, in a mission that is expected to test the rocket's reusability.
NASA has suspended certain activities with Russia. But the space station is exempt, and the rift highlights that, for the next few years, the US can't send astronauts into space without Russia.
The private spaceflight company SpaceX is putting landing gear on its Falcon 9 rocket, with the aim of making it reusable for future launches.
Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo made its third rocket-powered supersonic test flight about eight months before the space tourism company has said it plans to begin offering commercial flights.
NASA has selected SpaceX to be the exclusive lessee of the Kennedy Center's Launch Complex 39A.
The private spaceflight company SpaceX will launch a satellite into space this evening, in what could be a major shakeup in the commercial space industry.
A Russian Soyuz capsule carrying one American and two Russian astronauts is on a six-hour sprint to the International Space Station, following a successful launch from Kazakhstan.