Month: May 2020

Dismal Weather Scrubs Historic SpaceX Launch of NASA Astronauts: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM TITUSVILLE, FL – Dismal weather forced SpaceX and NASA to scrub the first launch attempt of American astronauts from Florida’s Space Coast in nearly 9 years this afternoon on the historic first ever piloted launch of the commercial SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft to orbit from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Extended periods of drenching rain,

NASA and SpaceX Complete Launch Day Dress Rehearsal for 1st Crew Dragon Astronaut Launch: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – In one of their final major pre-launch training exercises NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley participated in a thorough countdown dry dress rehearsal today, May 23, at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida of the exact timeline of events they will run through on their history making launch aboard the 1st

Dreadful Weather Delays Back-to-Back Ultra-Rare ULA and SpaceX Launches from Florida Space Coast: Photos

For Space Upclose.com and RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL SPACE FORCE STATION, FL – Absolutely dreadful weather forced a scrub to this mornings (May 16) Atlas V liftoff and thereby delayed the back-to-back double header of ultra-rare and exciting rocket launches slated for this weekend by a day each by rocket makers ULA and SpaceX respectively from the Florida Space Coast –