Year: 2020

SpaceX Launches and Lands Record Setting Falcon 9 Booster 7th Time on Stunning Nighttime Starlink Mission: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, FL – Under dismal Space Coast skies and after several delays for technical and weather issues SpaceX at last launched and landed the record setting recycled Falcon 9 rocket on a stunning nighttime liftoff carrying the next batch of Starlink broadband internet satellites to orbit Tuesday evening, Nov. 24, using a

After Scrub SpaceX Retargets Nighttime Launch to Nov. 24 for Record Setting Falcon 9 Starlink Mission on 1st 7th Liftoff: Watch Live/Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, FL – Following Sunday nights, Nov. 22, scrub to further scrutinize ‘mission assurance’ data for closer examination and a weather delay Monday afternoon, Nov. 23, SpaceX is retargeting the nighttime liftoff of a ‘fleet leading’ veteran Falcon 9 rocket carrying the next batch of Starlink broadband internet  satellite to orbit to

SpaceX Targets Sunday Night Launch Nov. 22 for Next Starlink Mission on 1st 7th Liftoff after Successful Static Fire Test: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM TITUSVILLE/CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – SpaceX is targeting Sunday, Nov. 22 for the nighttime liftoff of a veteran Falcon 9 rocket carrying the next batch of Starlink broadband internet  satellite to orbit following a successful static fire test using a milestone 1st stage booster this Saturday afternoon Nov. 21 – after torrential rains poured on the Space

Leaning Landed SpaceX Crew 1 Historic Falcon 9 Launch Booster Returns to Port Canaveral on Droneship: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM PORT CANAVERAL/KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL –  Three and a half days after  Sunday’s (Nov. 15) historic and flawless blastoff  with 4 astronauts from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida the SpaceX Crew 1 Falcon 9 first stage booster that propelled them aboard Crew Dragon Resilience to a successful docking with the International Space Station (ISS) Monday

SpaceX Crew Dragon Docks at International Space Station Starting 1st Seven Person Resident Crew

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL –  Just over 27 and a half hours  after  Sunday’s (Nov. 15) flawless blastoff  from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on a Falcon 9 rocket, the SpaceX Crew Dragon Resilience successfully docked to the International Space Station (ISS) at 11:01 p.m. EST Monday  (0401 GMT Tuesday), carrying the very precious cargo

4 Humans Launch on NASA Crew-1 Mission to Space Station Aboard SpaceX Crew Dragon Opening New Commercial Era: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL –  A multinational team of four astronauts from the US and Japan is en route to the International Space Station (ISS) on NASA’s Crew-1 mission following a spectacular nighttime launch on the first operational mission of the SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft Sunday evening, Nov. 15 from historic pad 39A on the Kennedy

UpClose with Crew Dragon as NASA SpaceX Astronaut Launch Postponed to Nov. 15 for Weather Concerns: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL –   Continuing weather concerns on and off shore have forced NASA and SpaceX to postpone the historic launch of 4 astronauts on the first operational mission of the Crew Dragon spacecraft by one day from Saturday to Sunday Nov. 15 from the Florida’s spaceport to the International Space Station (ISS)  for six

ULA Atlas V Launches NRO National Security SpySat at Sunset with New Solid Rocket Boosters: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER/CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, FL –  A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket launched  a top secret National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) national security spysat using new solid rocket boosters during a stunning Friday sunset from the Florida Space Coast The spectacular Atlas V NROL-101 spysat blastoff tonight finally came after multiple delays from

SpaceX Completes Crucial Falcon 9 Static Fire Test Targeting NASA Crew-1 Launch to ISS Nov. 14: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEMTITUSVILLE/KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL –   SpaceX engineers successfully completed a crucial static fire test on the Falcon 9 rocket’s first stage engines  Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 11  amidst continuing positively gloomy weather from Hurricane/Tropical Storm Eta impacting much of Florida including the Space Coast and is currently still targeting liftoff of the NASA Crew-1 mission with 4 astronauts