Month: September 2019

NASA, SpaceX Rehearse Astronaut Extraction with Mock-up Crew Dragon

PORT CANAVERAL, FL –  NASA and SpaceX teams recently rehearsed critical activities required to safely and rapidly, recover and extract astronauts from Crew Dragon spacecraft following return to Earth from missions to the International Space Station as part of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program. The practice exercises involving NASA and SpaceX personnel simulating work to remove astronauts from a Crew Dragon following

Gorgeous Saturn Shines in New Hubble Portrait

TITUSVILLE, FL – The most beautiful planet in our solar system never fails to inspire. Saturn shines in a gorgeous new just released portrait taken by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope. And in the post Cassini era, Hubble will continue to provide the best views of splendid Saturn for years to come! “Saturn is so beautiful that astronomers cannot resist using the

NASA Invites Students to Name Next Mars Rover

CAPE CANAVERAL, FL –  Student Alert !! NASA needs you to help name the next American rover launching to the Red Planet – Mars!! NASA has announced a naming contest for its next Martian robot to drive across the surface of the Red Planet – starting now. NASA is inviting K-12 students all across the US to help find a

NASA SLS Mobile Launcher Rolls Back to KSC Pad 39B after Sheltering from Hurricane Dorian: Photos

TITUSVILLE/KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – NASA’s mobile launcher for the SLS Moon rocket rolled back out again to seaside Launch Complex 39B on Sept. 10 after having to retreat and return to the safety of the iconic Vehicle Assembly Building in order to shelter in place inside the mammoth structure at the Kennedy Space Center as protection against potential hurricane force

India Finds Vikram Lander on Moon with Attempts to Make Contact In Progress

TITUSVILLE, FL –  Indian scientists have found the location of their ambitious Vikram lunar lander on the Moon’s surface this weekend via imaging from their Chandrayaan-2 orbiting mothership – after it was feared lost when contact was lost on Friday, Sept. 6  in the final moments of descent for India’s first attempt to soft land a robotic probe on the Moon’s rugged surface in a

India’s First Moon Lander Attempt Apparently Fails in Final Moments: Ken Kremer Interview BBC TV World News

Video Caption: Dr Ken Kremer, scientist/journalist with Space UpClose, live interview on BBC World TV news discusses India 1st moon landing attempt on 6 September 2019 which apparently failed in the final moments of descent to touchdown near the lunar south pole region when contact was lost. Ken Kremer — & RocketSTEM – 6 September 2019 TITUSVILLE, FL –  India’s