This morning as markets opened, many investors were focused on something else — the launch of Blue Origin’s second all-civilian flight into space. Blue Origin carries with it the backing of Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) founder Jeff Bezos, and it can tout that its flight today landed safely. Perhaps more importantly, this morning’s voyage included actor William…

The final frontier of space is getting crowded as a growing number of companies rush to go where no man has gone before. From space tourism and research stations orbiting the moon to the colonization of Mars and an ever expanding network of satellites encircling the Earth, the space sector is red hot right now…

Sir Richard Branson’s hour-long flight on Virgin Galactic’s (NYSE:SPCE) SpaceShipTwo on Sunday could herald new heights for commercial space flight companies. Shares of the Las Cruces, New Mexico-based company are heading into the new trading week more than 7% higher, more than regaining Friday’s 6.62% decline in SPCE stock. Importantly, other space stocks are joining…