Month: November 2019

Sierra Nevada Unveils ‘Shooting Star’ Cargo Module for Dream Chaser Missions to ISS for NASA

For & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) announced ‘Shooing Star’ as the name for the new commercial Cargo Module unveiled last week at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center (KSC) for the firms reusable Dream Chaser® mini-shuttle spacecraft that will eventually launch on resupply missions for NASA to the International Space Station  (ISS) starting in 2021.

Happy Thanksgiving 2019 from the Space Station Crew in Earth Orbit and Astronaut Snoopy in NYC

For and RocketSTEM Cape Canaveral, FL – The crew of Expedition 61 sends their heartfelt Happy Thanksgiving greetings today on Thanksgiving Day 2019, from the International Space Station (ISS) as Astronaut Snoopy parades through New York City for the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, Nov. 28. Watch the video greeting from NASA astronauts Christina Koch, Jessica Meir and Andrew

Sunset Static Fire Test Sets up SpaceX Cargo Launch to Space Station for NASA Post Thanksgiving: Photos

For & RocketSTEM Titusville, FL- A successful static fire test at sunset this evening Nov. 26 by SpaceX just before the Thanksgiving holiday sets up a post-Thanksgiving commercial cargo resupply launch of science and supplies to the International Space Station (ISS) for NASA next week on Dec. 4 from the Florida Space Coast. Right at the edge of darkness

Legless Quadruply Launched SpaceX Falcon 9 Lowered Horizontal, Landing Legs Detached after Retraction Unsuccessful: Photos

For & RocketSTEM PORT CANAVERAL/CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, FL – The first ever quadruply launched & landed SpaceX Falcon 9 first stage booster from the Starlink liftoff was leglessly lowered horizontal on Tuesday, Nov. 19 and transported back to Cape Canaveral after all four landing legs were completely detached when technicians attempts to retract them were unsuccessful in

Atlas V Arrives at Port Canaveral on ULA RocketShip Vessel for ESA/NASA Solar Orbiter Launch: Photos & RocketSTEM PORT CANAVERAL, FL – The United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket destined to launch the ESA/NASA Solar Orbiter probe on an unprecedented mission to study the Sun up-close arrived into Port Canaveral, Florida this week aboard the R/S RocketShip transport vessel on Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 20. The Solar Orbiter launch campaign thus begins as ULA starts operations

1st Flightworthy Boeing Starliner Astronaut Capsule Joined Atop ULA Atlas V Launcher for 1st Flight

For & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL– Boeings first flightworthy Starliner astronaut capsule was hoisted atop and joined to the United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket that will propel it to space on its maiden mission from Cape Canaveral to the International Space Station on the company’s uncrewed Orbital Flight Test (OFT) for NASA in just over 3

1st Flightworthy Boeing Starliner Crew Capsule Rolls Out to Launch Pad for 1st Uncrewed Test Flight: Photos

For & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL– In a celebration worthy of the momentous spaceflight occasion just before dawn Friday that marks the dawn of a new era in commercial human American spaceflight, Boeing unveiled its first flightworthy CST-100 Starliner spacecraft that will launch on its maiden mission to the International Space Station on the company’s uncrewed Orbital Flight