Some experts are calling for an international code of conduct for spacefaring nations. But defining misconduct isn't easy.
There will be many eyes checking out the inaugural flight of the private Falcon 9 rocket Friday, launching from Florida.
Iran reportedly launched a rat, two turtles, and worms into space on Feb. 2. But they're decades behind Felix the cat, Dezik the dog, and China's white mice. Beyond the dubious biological research value, the launch indicates that Iran can now launch warheads across the Middle East.
Richard Garriott, whose father was an astronaut, pays $30 million to go up Sunday to the International Space Station as a galactic tourist and working member of the space crew.
The Shenzhou 7 launches Thursday in an era of global space cooperation.