Sunrise as viewed from the International Space Station in November. Framing the edge of sun is the Soyuz TMA-17M (front) which brought NASA astronaut Kjell Lindgren, JAXA astronaut Kimiya Yui and Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko to the station and a Russian Progress 60 (back) cargo craft which arrived back in July. Credit: NASA JSC
A more optimistic  Burt Rutan speaks following SpaceShipOne's X-Prize-winning flight in October 2004. Credit: Wikicommons
SpaceX Dragon. Credit: SpaceX
SpaceShipTwo glide flight
Vähä-Jaakkola spoke in December 2016 at Slush, an international conference for startup entrepreneurs and investors in Helsinki. He is standing in front of a screen showing images of the mobile application people will use to follow the Space Nation Astronaut Program. Credit: Space Nation
Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos discusses the status of the company's New Shepard suborbital vehicle April 5 at the 33rd Space Symposium in Colorado Springs. Behind Bezos are a model of the New Shepard crew capsule and the propulsion module that flew five suborbital flights. Credit: SpaceNews/Jeff Foust
SpaceX announced plans to send two people on a commercial mission around the moon as soon as 2018, aboard a version of its Dragon 2 spacecraft. Credit: SpaceX
World View balloon
Brightman
World View Screen Shot 2014-12-18 at 10.49.09 PM