Having traveled to other worlds in his game creations such as "Ultima," Richard Garriott de Cayeux is now doing the real thing. He flew to the International Space Station in 2008 (on a reported $30 million ticket). And his company, Space Adventures, has organized flights on Soyuz craft for about a d Full story
As NASA's space shuttle Endeavour orbiter flew to its retirement home in sunny California Friday, Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. signed legislation to bolster the commercial spaceflight sector in that state. The Assembly bill limits liability for private spaceflight companies. Full story
With government funding for science and spaceflight waning these days, a new start-up hopes to fill the gap by providing private funding for spaceflight, space research and education. Only five days remain in an online campaign to raise seed money for the company, called Uwingu ("sky" in Swahili). Full story
Where nations used to compete to get into space, now the competition focuses on private businesses, pouring billions into next-generation spaceships. Msnbc.com Science and Space editor Alan Boyle reports from inside the rocket factories on the future or spaceflight.
Thirty years after, the historic Apollo 11 spaceflight, which landed the first men on the moon in July of 1969, NBC’s Time and Again looked back at the heroes and inspiration of that mission. NBC’s David Brinkley reports.
Evan Mann and Gareth Reynolds, hosts of the new Travel Channel show "Mancations," experience zero gravity during spaceflight training.
Peter Diamandis, chairman and CEO of the X PRIZE Foundation, tells Chris Hayes about the final stages of a competition to develop hyper-efficient cars.
WASHINGTON - MAY 12: Retired NASA astronaut Neil Armstrong , commander of the Apollo 11 mission and the first man to walk on the moon, is welcomed by retired astronaut Capt. Eugene Cernan , commander of Apollo 17 mission, and Norman Augustine , chairman of the Review of U.S. Human Space Flight Plan
Alan Shepard is seen before the launch of the Freedom 7 capsule in 1961, NASA's first human spaceflight.
Spectators watch fireworks organised to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin's historic space flight, in Moscow's Victory Park April 12, 2011. REUTERS/Nikolay Korchekov (RUSSIA - Tags: SCI TECH ANNIVERSARY)