For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM MERRITT ISLAND NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE, CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – SpaceX technicians conducted a successful static fire test this morning, Saturday, Jan. 11 of the Falcon 9 first stage rocket slated for the critical Crew Dragon In-Flight Abort Test (IFA) for NASA at Launch Complex-39A to prepare for the truly monumental upcoming launch from NASA’s Kennedy Space
For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM PORT CANAVERAL/CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, FL – Barely three days after the thrilling first blastoff of 2020 streaked to orbit Monday night Jan. 6 from the Florida Space Coast on only the second quadruply launched SpaceX Falcon 9 booster on the 3rd Starlink mission carrying 60 broadband internet satellites, the quadruply recovered 1st stage booster
For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM MERRITT ISLAND NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE, CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – Overnight Wednesday SpaceX technicians rolled out and raised a modified and recycled Falcon 9 rocket this morning, Thursday, Jan. 9 slated for the Crew Dragon In-Flight Abort Test (IFA) at Launch Complex-39A to prepare for a critical static fire engine test in the coming days ahead of
SpaceX Falcon 9 streaks to orbit from Space Launch Complex-40 on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL on 3rd Starlink mission after launch Jan. 6, 2020 at 9:19 p.m. EST. The 1st stage booster is only the second one to launch 4 times. ULA Delta IV rocket stands inside launch tower at right at Complex 37. Credit: Ken Kremer/kenkremer.com/spaceupclose.com For
For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, FL – A breathtaking nighttime launch by SpaceX enlarging their Starlink constellation of broadband internet satellites is set to open the 2020 launch season at the Florida Space Coast under expected skies this evening Monday, Jan. 6 – and the weather outlook is outstanding! The payload comprises the third batch of
For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM TITUSVILLE, FL- Under gloomy Florida Space Coast skies and shortly before drenching showers rolled in SpaceX engineers completed a noontime static fire test of their recycled Falcon 9 rocket today Saturday, Jan. 4 on Cape Canaveral and are now targeting Monday evening Jan. 6 for launch of the third batch of 60 SpaceX built and owned
For Spaceupclose.com and RocketSTEM MICHOUD ASSEMBLY FACILITY, LA/CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – The NASA, Boeing and Aerojet Rocketdyne team is now in the final stages of preparing the first completed Space Launch System (SLS) rocket core stage for the Artemis 1 Moon mission for shipment via the Pegasus barge from NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans, Louisiana to NASA’s Stennis
For Spaceupclose.com and RocketSTEM Cape Canaveral, FL – NASA astronaut Christina Koch has broken the record for the longest single spaceflight by a female spaceflyer this past week on Saturday Dec. 28 when she broke the record of 289 continuous days in space while living and working aboard the International Space Station (ISS) during the Christmas and New Year’s holiday season.