CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – In light of ongoing problems with the complex parachute landing system and travel restrictions caused by the spreading coronavirus pandemic the joint European/Russian ExoMars rover/lander mission scheduled for launch to Mars this summer has been postponed two years to 2022. “The European Space Agency (ESA) and the Roscosmos Space Corporation have decided to postpone the launch
SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – Perseverance – that’s the outstanding winning name NASA has chosen to name the Mars 2020 rover based on an outstanding essay submitted by 7th grader Alex Mather of Virginia for NASA’s nationwide contest where kindergarten through 12th grade students across the United States submitted essays to “Name the Rover.” The winning Mars 2020
For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER/CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, FL – Astronauts have captured a SpaceX Dragon cargo ship with the robotic arm for the final time after the vessel arrived at the International Space Station (ISS) this morning, Monday, March 9 two days after blastoff from the Florida Space Coast. The final first generation SpaceX Dragon 1
For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER/CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, FL – The final SpaceX Dragon 1 spacecraft streaked to space on a fantastic midnight launch and cargo deliver run carrying over two tons of NASA science and supplies to the International Space Station (ISS) Friday, March 6 from the Florida Space Coast. Furthermore the SpaceX team accomplished the
For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER/CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, FL – A fabulous fiery sunset greeted the final SpaceX Dragon 1 spacecraft after it went vertical atop the ‘fight-proven’ Falcon 9 that will hurl it to orbit on a NASA contracted cargo launch to the International Space Station (ISS) Friday night, March 6 from the Florida Space Coast.
For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL –Boeing officials confirmed that shortened testing protocols caused their engineering teams to miss the software glitches with the mission elapsed timer and more that seriously degraded the first orbital flight test of the company’s Starliner astronaut space taxi in December and prevented the unpiloted capsule from docking to the International Space Station (ISS)
NASA’s new class of astronauts – the first to graduate since the agency announced its Artemis program – appear on stage during their graduation ceremony at the agency’s Johnson Space Center in Houston on Jan. 10, 2020. The class includes 11 NASA candidates, as well as two Canadian Space Agency (CSA) candidates, selected in 2017. They will join the active
For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM TITUSVILLE, FL- A successful static fire test today of a recycled Falcon 9 rocket puts SpaceX on course for a NASA contracted cargo launch on March 6 to the International Space Station (ISS) on what marks the final flight of the original version of the unpiloted Dragon resupply spaceship from the Florida Space Coast. Under sunny