Kennedy Space Center, Fl – Today the Crew Quarters are being readied for astronauts to once again launch from American soil to the vastness of space! These iconic hallways on the 3rd floor of the Neil Armstrong Operations and Checkout (O&C) Building at KSC, are where past Gemini, Apollo and space shuttle astronauts took some of their last steps on
For SpaceUpClose.com & 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.
For Spaceupclose.com and RocketSTEM ORLANDO, FL – Whether you’re on Earth or in Space the Thanksgiving holiday is a joyeous time to give thanks for our blessings, cherish our family and friends and gaze up at the stars in wonder we are alive in exciting times – following up on my Thanksgiving Day story about the ISS and Astronaut Snoopy.
For Spaceupclose.com 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
For SpaceUpClose.com & 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
For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM Titusville, FL – This month marks the 50th anniversary of the launch of Apollo 12 on Nov. 14, 1969 – which goes down in history as NASA’s second Apollo mission to land humans on the Moon on Nov. 19, 1969 with namely Commander Charles “Pete” Conrad and Lunar Module Pilot (LMP) Alan L. Bean at the
For SpaceUpClose.com & 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
SpaceUpClose.com & 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
For SpaceUpClose.com & 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
For SpaceUpClose.com & 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