For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM TITUSVILLE, FL – It could be rocket heaven for space enthusiasts, fans and spectators on the Space Coast as 3 back to back rocket launches in 3 days are planned to light up the Central Florida skies bunched up on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday from America’s two premier rocket makers United Launch Alliance (ULA) and SpaceX
CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, FL – United Launch Alliance (ULA) engineers have found and fixed the cause of the dramatic dead of night engine hot fire pad abort that caused an unexpected scrub seconds before liftoff of the firms triple core Delta IV Heavy last month and are now targeting a just past midnight launch on Sept. 26 of
For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM TITUSVILLE, FL – NASA’s iconic Hubble Space Telescope (HST) has taken a spectacular new image of Jupiter last month unveiling spectacular detail including a newly formed giant white colored turbulent storm swirling at over 300 mph in the northern latitudes as our solar system’s largest planet was approximately 400 million miles from Earth. Another tantalizing bonus
For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM AMERICAN SPACE MUSEUM, TITUSVILLE, FL – Watch my live interview discussion of current space missions and launches on the Fri Sept. 18 edition of the ‘Stay Curious’ daily weekday space show presented and hosted by Marq Marquette and the American Space Museum, Titusville, FL, direct from the Florida Space Coast: Watch my live and complete ‘Stay
Heron awaits SpaceX Falcon 9 launch at KSC LC-39 Press Site – then flies away after SpaceX engineers call scrub as final countdown was to begin due to poor booster landing recovery weather in the Atlantic Ocean. Recycled Falcon 9 for 13th Starlink comsat launch stands vertical at Launch Complex-39A on NASA’s Kennedy Space Center for launch scrubbed from Sept.
For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – The afternoon blastoff of a ‘flight-proven’ Falcon 9 is now targeted to Thursday, Sept. 17 carrying the next batch of Starlink internet satellites to orbit from the Florida Space Coast – also utilizing a recycled nose cone half and marking the 2nd Falcon 9 Starlink launch this month. But only if
For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM PORT CANAVERAL, FL – Following Sunday’s sterling morning return of the 2x flown Falcon 9 1st stage into Port Canaveral on Sept. 6 towed triumphantly atop the ‘Of Course I Still Love You’ (OSICLY) droneship and taking a few days break for Labor Day and weather the SpaceX crane crew resumed work on Wednesday morning, Sept.
For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – As the Boeing team continues to implement hardware and software changes recommended by the joint review team, NASA’s Commercial Crew Program is targeting no earlier than Dec. 2020 for launch of a 2nd uncrewed test flight of the firms Boeing CST-100 astronaut space taxi to the International Space Station. “The Commercial Crew Program
For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM PORT CANAVERAL, FL – Looking somewhat sootier it was another sterling sunrise return on Sunday for the 2x flown 1st stage booster into Port Canaveral towed triumphantly atop the ‘Of Course I Still Love You’ (OSICLY) droneship 3 days after SpaceX’s launch of the 12th batch of the firms Starlink constellation of broadband internet satellites on
For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM PORT CANAVERAL, FL – Alas it was not to be – as only broken bits of the payload fairing halves from the 12th SpaceX Starlink launch on Thursday morning, Sept. 3 this week were recovered by the SpaceX fleet and returned to Port Canaveral a day later Friday afternoon, Sept. 4. SpaceX had not made any