Month: March 2019

Penultimate ULA Delta IV Set to Dazzle at Sunset with Mighty Air Force SatCom Cape Launch March 15: Watch Live

File photo of ULA Delta IV rocket poised for sunset blastoff with the Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS-9) mission for the U.S. Air Force from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fl, on Mar. 18, 2017.  Credit: Ken Kremer/  Ken Kremer  — & RocketSTEM –15 March 2019 CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, FL  – Nearing the end of its glorious 16 year life

Relaunched Russian/American Crew Launches, Docks Safely at ISS after Last Year’s Harrowing In Flight Soyuz Abort

The Soyuz MS-12 spacecraft is launched with Expedition 59 crewmembers Nick Hague and Christina Koch of NASA, along with Alexey Ovchinin of Roscosmos, Friday March 15, 2019, Kazakh time (March 14 Eastern time) at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Hague, Koch, and Ovchinin will spend six-and-a-half months living and working aboard the International Space Station. Photo Credit: (NASA/Bill Ingalls) Ken

NASA Considers Commercial Launch Options for Orion’s 1st Lunar Test Flight in 2020

NASA’s Orion Crew Module and European Service Module orbit around the Moon. Credit: NASA/ESA, ATG-medialab Ken Kremer  — & RocketSTEM –13 March 2019 KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL –  In a startling and totally unexpected turn of events NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said during congressional testimony today, March 13, that the agency is considering commercial launch vehicle options for launching Orion’s 1st

Trumps’ 2020 NASA Budget Slashes SLS and Science, Shifts Focus to Human Lunar Exploration

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine announces NASA’s 2020 budget request from the Trump Administration to NASA employees, contractors and the media at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on March 11, 2019– backdropped by the Orion Exploration Mission-2 (EM-2) crew capsule being assembled in the Neil Armstrong Operation and Checkout Building.  Astronaut Karen Nyberg shows off interior of mockup Orion via

Scorched SpaceX Dragon Dazzles During Dramatic Night Return to Port Canaveral Closing Historic Test Flight: Photos

Scorched SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule on deck of GO Searcher recovery ship arrives into Port Canaveral, FL late evening of March 9, 2019 some 35 hours after splashdown at 8:45 a.m. EST March 8, in the Atlantic Ocean approximately 230 miles northeast of Cape Canaveral, Florida and hoisting on deck. Credit: Ken Kremer/ Ken Kremer — & RocketSTEM – 10

SpaceX Crew Dragon Concludes Historic 1st Test Flight with Successful Splashdown, Human Missions Follow

SpaceX Crew Dragon hoisted aboard SpaceX GO Searcher recovery vessel at approx. 9:50 a.m. EST March 8, 2018 using hydraulic lifting crane from the Atlantic Ocean at a spot located approximately 230 miles northeast of the coast of Cape Canaveral, Florida Credit: NASA TV Ken Kremer — & RocketSTEM – 8 March 2019 KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL –  SpaceX’s commercially

Photos: Go Searcher Crew Dragon Recovery Vessel Practice in Port Canaveral

UpClose view into the rear of SpaceX astronaut recovery ship GO Searcher with Crew Dragon mock-up in Port Canaveral, FL in March 2019. The capsule is seen here atop the deck with hoisting crane that will pluck the real Crew Dragon aboard after Atlantic Ocean splashdowns upon return from the ISS. Credit: Ken Kremer/ Ken Kremer  — & RocketSTEM –8 March

Dazzling Display of Rocket Recycling as Landed SpaceX Falcon 9 Booster Sails into Port Canaveral after 1st Private Crew Dragon Test Flight: Photos

Mid-air view of recovered/landed SpaceX Falcon 9 booster from Crew Dragon Demo-1 launch going airborne again at 125 PM ET, March 5, 2019 over mock Crew Dragon capsule after craning off the OCISLY drone ship to platform on land at Port Canaveral, FL – 3 days after liftoff from Launch Complex-39A on NASA’s Kennedy Space Center.  Credit: Ken Kremer/ Ken

Transformational New Spaceflight Era Opens with Spectacular Blastoff of SpaceX Private Crew Dragon: Photos

Water reflection launch view as SpaceX Falcon 9 soars off Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 2:49 a.m. EST Saturday, March 2, 2019 carrying the company’s first commercially-built and operated Crew Dragon spacecraft to orbit for docking with the International Space Station (ISS) – as seen from VAB roof.  Credit: Ken Kremer/ Ken Kremer — & RocketSTEM