Month: November 2020

SpaceX Targets Sunday Night Launch Nov. 22 for Next Starlink Mission on 1st 7th Liftoff after Successful Static Fire Test: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM TITUSVILLE/CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – SpaceX is targeting Sunday, Nov. 22 for the nighttime liftoff of a veteran Falcon 9 rocket carrying the next batch of Starlink broadband internet  satellite to orbit following a successful static fire test using a milestone 1st stage booster this Saturday afternoon Nov. 21 – after torrential rains poured on the Space

Leaning Landed SpaceX Crew 1 Historic Falcon 9 Launch Booster Returns to Port Canaveral on Droneship: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM PORT CANAVERAL/KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL –  Three and a half days after  Sunday’s (Nov. 15) historic and flawless blastoff  with 4 astronauts from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida the SpaceX Crew 1 Falcon 9 first stage booster that propelled them aboard Crew Dragon Resilience to a successful docking with the International Space Station (ISS) Monday

SpaceX Crew Dragon Docks at International Space Station Starting 1st Seven Person Resident Crew

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL –  Just over 27 and a half hours  after  Sunday’s (Nov. 15) flawless blastoff  from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on a Falcon 9 rocket, the SpaceX Crew Dragon Resilience successfully docked to the International Space Station (ISS) at 11:01 p.m. EST Monday  (0401 GMT Tuesday), carrying the very precious cargo

4 Humans Launch on NASA Crew-1 Mission to Space Station Aboard SpaceX Crew Dragon Opening New Commercial Era: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL –  A multinational team of four astronauts from the US and Japan is en route to the International Space Station (ISS) on NASA’s Crew-1 mission following a spectacular nighttime launch on the first operational mission of the SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft Sunday evening, Nov. 15 from historic pad 39A on the Kennedy

UpClose with Crew Dragon as NASA SpaceX Astronaut Launch Postponed to Nov. 15 for Weather Concerns: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL –   Continuing weather concerns on and off shore have forced NASA and SpaceX to postpone the historic launch of 4 astronauts on the first operational mission of the Crew Dragon spacecraft by one day from Saturday to Sunday Nov. 15 from the Florida’s spaceport to the International Space Station (ISS)  for six

ULA Atlas V Launches NRO National Security SpySat at Sunset with New Solid Rocket Boosters: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER/CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, FL –  A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket launched  a top secret National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) national security spysat using new solid rocket boosters during a stunning Friday sunset from the Florida Space Coast The spectacular Atlas V NROL-101 spysat blastoff tonight finally came after multiple delays from

SpaceX Completes Crucial Falcon 9 Static Fire Test Targeting NASA Crew-1 Launch to ISS Nov. 14: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEMTITUSVILLE/KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL –   SpaceX engineers successfully completed a crucial static fire test on the Falcon 9 rocket’s first stage engines  Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 11  amidst continuing positively gloomy weather from Hurricane/Tropical Storm Eta impacting much of Florida including the Space Coast and is currently still targeting liftoff of the NASA Crew-1 mission with 4 astronauts

SpaceX Falcon 9 Goes Vertical For Static Fire Test ahead of Crew-1 Launch Nov. 14: Photos

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket integrated with Crew Dragon Resilience and were rolled out and stand vertical atop Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, Florida on Nov. 10, 2020 for launch targeted for Nov. 14 to the ISS on Crew-1 mission with 4 astronauts. Credit: Ken Kremer/kenkremer.com/spaceupclose.com For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL –   The SpaceX Falcon

Hurricane Eta Threatens Central Florida and Atlas V Launch Nov. 12 after LOX Valve Scrub: Photos

  For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, FL –  Erratic Hurricane Eta is once again threatening central Florida and the rescheduled Atlas V launch of the top secret NROL-101 spysat currently targeting Nov. 12 following Thursday’s scrub due to a ground system LOX valve issue. Further weather delays are entirely possible – and another factor is the