As our planet's natural resources dwindle, people are beginning to look for creative ways to harvest the necessary ingredients to fuel mankind's progress. Space entrepreneurial company Deep Space Industries is now proposing to send out a fleet of miniature satellites as early as 2015 to scope out potential asteroids for mining.
SpaceX, the private commercial space flight company, is planning to put some of its own employee astronauts into orbit by 2015.
a company founded by former NASA scientists involved in the Apollo missions is hoping to offer tourist flights to the moon by 2020.
Private space company Golden Spike Company plans to offer commercial space flights to the moon at the price of $750 million a seat.
Governor Bob McDonnell has announced that the Virginia Commonwealth Space Flight Authority (VCSFA) and Virginia-based Orbital Sciences Corporation have reached a new level of agreement in terms of their allocation of assets as well as working relationship at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS).
Virgin America announced on Friday the “launch” of its Mission Galactic Web site that will allow Virgin Atlantic Elevate members to enter into a contest to be among the first individuals to take advantage of recent space commercialization efforts and receive a free suborbital flight into outer space.