SpaceX is a company founded by Elon Musk of PayPal and Tesla, which recently became the first privately-owned group to launch a mission to the International Space Station. Its Dragon capsule successfully docked with the ISS after detaching from a Falcon rocket, clearing SpaceX to proceed with a $1.6 billion contract covering at least six further missions to the station. Virgin Galactic, founded by Sir Richard Branson of Virgin Group, is pursuing the stars as well, in addition to Blue Origin, founded by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, and John Carmack's Armadillo Aerospace.
Tomorrow's audacious launch may lead to reuseable rockets
Musk is exploring a partnership with Greg Wyler, founder of WorldVu Satellites Ltd, to launch about 700 satellites, The Wall Street Journal says.
One pilot is dead and another injured after SpaceShipTwo crashes in the Mojave desert.
Onboard systems detected an "anomaly" and aborted
The rocket business is booming
SpaceX's launch this week leaves a long road to getting humans to other planets
NASA hails 'historical milestone' as Cygnus spacecraft links up with International Space Station