December 3, 2013 The company's Falcon 9 booster lifted off from Cape Canaveral, Fla., carrying the satellite into a geostationary orbit.
September 18, 2013 The robotic capsule Cygnus, scheduled to dock with the orbiting outpost on Sunday, is the second commercial vehicle to resupply the station.
September 17, 2013 Orbital Sciences' Cygnus is set to blast off Wednesday for the International Space Station. If successful, it will become the second private robotic craft to dock with the orbiting lab.
August 15, 2013 A 10-story "Grasshopper" rocket was successfully launched, flown sideways and then brought back down. The hope is that some day such rockets can be reused instead of jettisoned and allowed to burn up.
March 3, 2013 Mechanical difficulties after Friday's launch pushed back the capture of the unmanned capsule by a day. The Dragon will stay in place until the end of March, after dropping off 1,200 pounds of supplies, and return with more than twice that amount.
May 31, 2012 The first commercial flight to the International Space Station is wrapping up today.
May 30, 2012 Should we send humans or robots into outer space? With private interests taking over the space race, it's hard to see us out of the game.
May 25, 2012 The historic first mission to dock a commercial spacecraft at the International Space Station is happening today, and is being webcast around the world.
May 24, 2012 So far everything looks good for a possible docking with the station on Friday by the company's Dragon capsule.
May 22, 2012 A robotic cargo ship owned by SpaceX, a private company, is ferrying supplies to the space station. NASA is turning over routine flights to the commercial sector so that it can focus on other missions.
May 21, 2012 The unmanned, docking mission to the International Space Station is intended show that the private company is ready to haul cargo for NASA.
May 19, 2012 The privately funded, unmanned spacecraft was attempting its first flight to the International Space Station. The spacecraft had a one-second window to take off, and the failed launch means it won't be trying again for at least a few days.
April 5, 2011 The Falcon Heavy, from the company SpaceX, could carry cargo or people out of Earth's orbit to the moon, an asteroid or Mars.
December 10, 2010 The "secret payload" aboard the first launch into orbit and return to Earth by a private company was a wheel of LeBrouere. Why? For fun and in a tribute to the legendary comic troupe.