Month: May 2019

Watch Jeff Bezos Reveal Blue Origin’s ‘Blue Moon’ Lander: Video

Jeff Bezos, founder of Blue Origin unveils his privately developed ‘Blue Moon’ lunar lander on May 9, 2019 in Washington D.C.. Credit: Blue Origin Ken Kremer — & RocketSTEM – 13 May 2019 TITUSVILLE, FL-  Billionaire Jeff Bezos, founder of Blue Origin rocket company, Amazon and the world’s richest person, has unveiled his vision of returning to the Moon –

Trump Administration Offers NASA $1.6 Billion Budget Increase to Achieve 2024 Moon Landing Goal

Artists concept for NASA’s human return to the Moon’s surface by 2024. Credit: NASA Ken Kremer — & RocketSTEM – 13 May 2019 CAPE CANAVERAL, FL –  NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine announced today that the Trump Administration will add an additional $1.6 Billion to NASA’s Fiscal Year 2020 budget request in order to carry out the President’s new mandate to

SpaceX Completes Successful Falcon 9 Static Fire Test, Targets Starlink 1 Nighttime Launch May 15

SpaceX conducts successful nighttime static fire test of Falcon 9 first stage engines at approximately 10:15 p.m. EDT on May 13 with exhaust spewing out left from the flame trench at Space Launch Complex-40 on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL, for Starlink-1 mission targeted for launch May 15, 2019 at 1030 p.m. EDT.  Credit: Ken Kremer/  Ken Kremer —

Photos: Recovered SpaceX Falcon 9 with 1st Fully Retracted Landing Legs Transported to Cape, Achieving Recycling Milestone

BOOSTER RETURNS TO CAPE:  With all 4 landing legs retracted 1st time the SpaceX Falcon 9 launched and landed 1st stage booster from Dragon CRS-17 resupply mission to the ISS for NASA on May 4, 2019 was transported horizontally back to Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL, around 1 p.m. EDT May 8 – achieving a major recycling milestone. See NASA’s

Recovered Falcon 9 Landing Legs Stay Fully Retracted 1st Time in SpaceX Recycling Milestone Glistening with Sunset Sheen: Photos

Glistening with Sunset Sheen: First instance of recovered SpaceX Falcon 9 1st stage booster standing vertically with 4 fully retracted landing legs locked against the CRS-17 mission core stationed on pedestal at Port Canaveral, FL, 7 May 2019. Surrounded by two mockup Crew Dragon test articles.  Credit: Ken Kremer/ Ken Kremer — & RocketSTEM – 8 May 2019 PORT CANAVERAL,

SpaceX Dragon Arrives at Space Station

The SpaceX Dragon CRS-17 Cargo Craft captured and attached to the CanadaArm2 at 7:01 a.m. EDT on May 6, 2019 after launching on May 4 from Cape Canaveral, FL. Credit: NASA Ken Kremer — & RocketSTEM – 6 May 2019 KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL  –   Two days after a stunningly beautiful and technically flawless middle-of the-night launch atop a commercial

SpaceX Falcon 9 Poised for May 3 Liftoff on Dragon Cargo Mission to ISS: Photos, Watch Live

Up Close view of SpaceX Cargo Dragon and mobile cleanroom as technicians work towards addition of CRS-17 mission late load science items as the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket rests horizontal on Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The CRS-17 cargo ship is now slated for liftoff May 3, 2019 at 3:11 a.m. EDT.  Credit: Ken Kremer/ Ken Kremer