On Friday morning, after several false starts, the Falcon 9 rocket was successfully launched from the Kennedy Space Center. The Falcon 9 has been developed privately by Space Exploration Technologies Corp., or SpaceX, with a large subsidy from NASA.
A glitch just before liftoff has delayed the maiden voyage of the privately owned Falcon 9 rocket.
Private spaceflight is entering a new era with the first test launch of the new Falcon 9 rocket Friday. Here are six companies vying to build a vessel that will carry civilians into space.
There will be many eyes checking out the inaugural flight of the private Falcon 9 rocket Friday, launching from Florida.
The new Falcon 9 rocket has cleared its final hurdle and is on track to blast off from Cape Canaveral.
There is, however, no firm evidence that Mars has ever hosted life.
President Obama wants commercial carriers to ship cargo and crew to the space station. The Falcon 9 rocket, set for a Friday launch, could show how far private industry has progressed.
American astronauts have performed 239 spacewalks, each of which typically lasted six hours or more.
The endurance trial will simulate the 250-day flight to Mars, a landing and surface stay of up to 30 days, and then the 240-day trip back to Earth.
Madame Tussauds employee Marie Chandler poses for photographers beside a waxwork of The Hulk during the launch of the Marvel Super Heroes 4D exhibit at the Madame Tussauds waxworks in London on Wednesday.