Following an earlier launch accident, Elon Musk's company has dramatic breakthrough.
A timeline of the company's attempts to launch a rocket and land it back on Earth intact.
New Shepard successfully launched and then touched back down unharmed.
The next class of astronauts could head to the ISS, fly on NASA's Orion or embark on a commercial crew spacecraft.
SpaceIL is the first team in the Google Lunar XPRIZE competition to announce a verified contract.
"As those of us in the community know, space exploration is hard," writes John "Danny" Olivas.
If the deal goes through, Google will be one step closer to providing internet to billions of people.
The PayPal, Tesla and SpaceX boss is nothing if not ambitious.
Despite its initial failure, Elon Musk is optimistic about improving future SpaceX mission landings.
The private spacecraft company is attempting to revolutionize rocket manufacturing.
NASA's announcement ends months of speculation.
"During the flight, an anomaly was detected in the vehicle and the flight termination system automatically terminated the mission."