Month: December 2019

Friday the 13th Falcon 9 Static Fire Test Under Gloomy Skies Sets up SpaceX JCSAT-18 Comsat Launch Dec 16: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM Titusville, FL- A successful static fire test at lunchtime today Friday the 13th under gloomy skies of a twice flown Falcon 9 booster by SpaceX sets up the nighttime launch of the Boeing-built JCSAT-18/Kacific-1 broadband internet comsat for Japan and the Asia-Pacific region on Monday, Dec. 16 – as the opening salvo of a double-barreled series

NASA Approves Dec. 20 Liftoff for 1st Starliner Test Flight to Space Station

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER/CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, FL – The combined NASA, Boeing, ULA team unanimously approved Dec. 20 as the date for liftoff of the history making 1st commercial Starliner test flight to the International Space Station from the Florida Space Coast – giving the “GO” after a “thorough and comprehensive” review of the human-rated

NASA Administrator Bridenstine Announces Completion of 1st SLS Core Stage Moon Rocket at Artemis Day: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM MICHOUD ASSEMBLY FACILITY, LA – NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine declared assembly completion of the 1st core stage of the agency’s mammoth Space Launch System (SLS) moon rocket during the ‘Artemis Day’ special event on Monday, Dec. 9, at the agencies huge Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans, Louisiana. Bridenstine proudly showed off the first fully assembled,

ULA Completes Atlas V Countdown and Fueling Test for Boeing Starliner OFT Test Flight Reset to Dec 20: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEMKENNEDY SPACE CENTER/CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, FL – The first fully integrated United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket and Boeing Starliner astronaut space taxi have “successfully accomplished” the critical countdown demonstration and fueling test at Launch Pad 41 on Friday, Dec 6, on the Florida Space Coast – paving the path towards launch on the

Lovely Lunchtime Liftoff for SpaceX Dragon with NASA Science, Cargo Bound for International Space Station: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER/CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, FL –Space fans and officials were treated to a lovely lunchtime liftoff of the SpaceX Dragon carrying a load of nearly 3 tons of NASA science and cargo bound for the international Space Station (NASA) including 40 genetically engineered micetronauts, a new AI powered CIMON astronaut helper, new gear

Boeing Starliner & ULA Atlas V Roll Out to Launch Pad, Liftoff Delays to Dec 19: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER/CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, FL – The first human rated Boeing Starliner CST-100 spacecraft and its United Launch Alliance Atlas V carrier rolled out to pad 41 on the Cape on Tuesday afternoon, December 3 so team can conduct pre-launch countdown preparations for this particular rocket stack for first time ever – ahead

Starliner Astronaut Ferry Ship Rollout Videos from KSC to Cape Canaveral Launch Complex 41

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – Watch the extremely cool NASA rollout videos of the first flightworthy Boeing Starliner commercial crew astronaut ferry spacecraft last week on Thursday, Nov. 21 from the Commercial Crew and Cargo Processing Facility (C3PF) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida to its launch pad at Space Launch Complex 41 for stacking