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World’s largest plane by wingspan lifts off into the history books

The dual-fuselage plane has a wingspan of 385 feet.

The test dummy, Ripley, buckled into the SpaceX crew capsule.

Ripley, the SpaceX test dummy, is buckled in and ready for launch

Ripley’s ready for a six-day space mission.

NASA astronaut Buzz Aldrin on the surface of the moon in 1969.

Trump wants NASA astronauts back on the moon, but it won’t happen while he’s in office

Back to the moon, but at a big cost.

A little rocket will launch some tiny satellites to space, and isn’t that cute

It’s adorable! Well, for a rocket.

4 private spaceflight companies you need to know about

Here’s who we think will fly to the moon with SpaceX

In which we speculate wildly about who might be going to the moon with SpaceX.

The Falcon 9 first stage coming back in for a landing.

SpaceX sticks daytime rocket landing back on Earth after launch to space

SpaceX managed to dramatically bring another booster back from space.

The Falcon 9 rocket standing on historic launch pad 39A.

SpaceX’s historic rocket launch Saturday could end in another dramatic landing

Watch SpaceX make history with a launch and a landing this weekend.

This rocket company clearly wants to be as cool as SpaceX from United Launch Alliance is designed to help you build your own rocket.

Artist’s illustration of a SpaceX Dragon capsule above Mars.

Elon Musk is about to reveal SpaceX’s big plan for settling Mars: Watch it live

On Tuesday, Elon Musk will reveal SpaceX’s big plans for establishing a human settlement on Mars.

Smoke rises from a SpaceX launch site Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016, at Cape Canaveral, Fla.

SpaceX releases new details about recent rocket explosion

SpaceX has released new details about the cause of its Falcon 9 rocket explosion on Sept. 1.

A successful SpaceX launch in June 2016.

SpaceX explosion is causing some to question Elon Musk’s ambitious plans

SpaceX feels like a special case in the commercial spaceflight industry, but is it?

Jeff Bezos standing in front of a Blue Origin New Shepard rocket.

Jeff Bezos just revealed his plans for Blue Origin’s biggest rocket yet

Blue Origin and Amazon founder Jeff Bezos revealed new information about its New Glenn orbital rocket on Monday.

Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos says he wants more than just his company to succeed in the spaceflight field.

Jeff Bezos wants lots of spaceflight companies to succeed, even SpaceX

Blue Origin’s Jeff Bezos thinks that there’s room in the private spaceflight industry for everyone.

Animation of what it could be like to float aboard a Blue Origin spaceship.

Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin may start crewed test flights of its spaceship by 2017

Blue Origin is gearing up for big things.

Unity outside of its hangar.

Virgin Galactic still has a long road to recovery, and it’s going it alone

Having rolled out its new space ship, Virgin Galactic now faces its biggest test yet.

Sir Richard Branson rolling in on a Land Rover, rolling out the SpaceShipTwo Unity.

Richard Branson has big plans for Virgin Galactic beyond space planes

The future of Virgin Galactic is looking. busy.

Sir Richard Branson walks in front of Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo space tourism rocket after it was unveiled, Friday, Feb. 19, 2016, in Mojave, California.

Virgin Galactic rolls out ‘Unity,’ its first new space plane since 2014 crash

The private spaceflight company is ready to take to the skies again.

WhiteKnightTwo and the first SpaceShipTwo during a captive carry test flight over the Mojave desert.

Virgin Galactic is set to reveal its new space plane Friday

The unveiling of the new SpaceShipTwo signals the beginning of Virgin Galactic’s second act after a fatal 2014 accident.

A point-of-view shot showing Blue Origin’s rocket landing in February.

Bezos’ Blue Origin shows what it looks like to land a rocket back on Earth

What goes up, must come down.

An artist’s illustration of Moon Express’ MX-1 lander on the surface of the moon.

A company just booked a ride to space for the first private moon landing

They’re aiming for the moon in 2017.

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos stands in front of Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket in Texas.

Jeff Bezos wants millions of people to live in space

Artist’s illustration of Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner above Florida.

Boeing’s new spaceship to bring humans into orbit is now called Starliner

It was previously just called the CST-100. Major upgrade.

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