The last space shuttle flight does not mean the end of NASA sending humans into space. However, the era of big-ticket space projects that occurred during the Cold War is undoubtedly over, at least until the United States has eliminated its more than $14 trillion national debt.
The Endeavour space crew made a safe and successful docking at the International Space Station led by mission commander Mark Kelly. The two day flight began with an emotional launch with Kelly's wife Rep. Gabrielle Giffords in attendance.
Space Adventures, Ltd. will fly you to the moon in high style - and for a hefty price
Space tourists will have the chance to strap in and fly to orbit beginning in 2013, as the company that sent up the first space tourists comes back from hiatus.
Russia announced a halt to space tourism on Wednesday, saying it would struggle to ferry professional crews to the International Space Station after the U.S. mothballs its shuttle fleet this year.
In an surprise move, the U.S. space program may turn to private contractors to most of the work now handled by government workers, officials say.
Long-haul trips could be made in spaceships instead of planes in 20 years' time if Virgin's efforts to commercialize space travel succeed, the president of Virgin Galactic told Reuters in an interview.
For the second time in a week, the International Space Station is dealing floating piece of space junk, the Associated Press reports.