Month: November 2020

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

For & 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/ For & 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 & 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

NASA’s Crew 1 Astronauts Arrive Florida Spaceport as SpaceX Crew Dragon Resilience Joins Falcon 9 Rocket

For & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL –   NASA‘s Crew 1 astronauts arrived at Florida’s Spaceport Sunday afternoon, Nov. 8, for their six month mission launching to the International Space Station (ISS) from American soil late this week on Nov. 14 as the SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft was successfully integrated with the Falcon 9 rocket that will carry the

NASA Targets Crew 1 Launch for Nov. 14 and SpaceX Crew Dragon Arrives KSC Pad 39A

For & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL –   NASA is targeting Nov. 14 for launch of the next crew of astronauts from American soil to the International Space Station (ISS) as the SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft arrived at Kennedy Space Center’s historic Launch Complex-39A from its processing facility at nearby Cape Canaveral Air Force Station for integration with the

SpaceX Launches 4th Next Gen GPS III Navigation Satellite: Photos

For & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, FL – SpaceX successfully launched the newest next generation  GPS III series navigation satellite on a newly manufactured Falcon 9 rocket for the U.S. military and the Space Force to orbit Thursday evening from Florida’s Space Coast – with enhanced speed and antijamming capabilities . The successful launch furthermore fortifies the

ULA Delays Atlas V Launch of NRO Spysat To Resolve Technical Issues After Rollout: Photos

For & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, FL –  United Launch Alliance (ULA) called off their planned Election Day launch of a clandestine surveillance satellite for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) to resolve technical issues impacting and potentially damaging the payload’s environmental control system umbilicals that likely arose from powerfully high winds buffeting the rocket and launch pad