Year: 2020

SpaceX Falcon 9 Successfully Launches NextGen GPS Navigation Satellite for US Space Force/Lands Booster: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL SPACE FORCE STATION, FL – A brand new SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket successfully launched the third in the advanced new series of Global Positioning Systems III (GPS III) navigation satellites for the U.S. military and the new U.S. Space Force and delivered it to its intended medium Earth orbit (MEO) this afternoon, Tuesday, June

SpaceX Falcon 9 Poised for June 30 Liftoff with Advanced GPS Navigation Satellite for US Space Force: Photos/Watch Live

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL SPACE FORCE STATION, FL – A new SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is poised for liftoff carrying the newest GPS III series navigations satellite for the U.S. military and the Space Force to orbit for a launch planned today Tuesday afternoon June 30 – weather permitting. The Global Positioning System (GPS) III satellite, Space Vehicle

NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover Launch Delayed to July 22

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover launch has been delayed to July 22 due to contaminations concerns as the final encapsulation process was underway at the Kennedy Space Center on Florida’s Space Coast. “NASA and United Launch Alliance are now targeting Wednesday, July 22, for launch of the Mars 2020 mission due to

NASA Headquarters Named in Honor of ‘Hidden Figure’ Mary W. Jackson

SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine announced that the agency’s headquarters building in Washington, D.C., will be named in honor of Mary W. Jackson, the first African American female engineer at NASA. The ‘Hidden Figure’ story of Mary Jackson and other African-American women trailblazers that helped launch America’s first astronauts safely into space and back