Month: December 2020

Video: Return and Resurgence of US Human Space Flight with Space Journalists Dr. Ken Kremer and Jean Wright on ‘Stay Curious’ Dec. 14 Hosted by American Space Museum

For & RocketSTEM AMERICAN SPACE MUSEUM, TITUSVILLE, FL – Watch our live discussion of current space missions and launches focusing on the return and resurgence of NASA Human Spaceflight from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on the Dec. 14 edition of the ‘Stay Curious’ daily weekday space show presented the American Space Museum, Titusville, FL, direct from the

NASA and ESA Name 3 Astronauts to SpaceX Crew-3 Mission to ISS Launching 2021

For & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL –  NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) have selected a trio of astronauts to fly on the SpaceX Crew-3 mission launching to the International Space Station in late 2021. The multinational trio consist of NASA astronauts Raja Chari and Tom Marshburn, who will serve as commander and pilot, respectively, and ESA astronaut Matthias Maurer from Germany,

NASA Announces 18 Artemis Astronauts for Initial Moon Missions

For & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL –  After a long wait and numerous inquiries NASA is closing out 2020 with the exciting announcement of the first 18 astronauts named to formed to the core of NASA’s Artemis Team that will “help pave the way for the next astronaut missions on and around the Moon as part of the Artemis program.” The Artemis

Earthrise from Apollo 8 on Christmas Eve

Taken aboard Apollo 8 by Bill Anders, this iconic picture shows Earth peeking out from beyond the lunar surface as the first crewed spacecraft circumnavigated the Moon, with astronauts Anders, Frank Borman, and Jim Lovell aboard on Christmas Eve on Dec. 24, 1968. Credit: NASA/Apollo 8/Bill Anders For & RocketSTEM TITUSVILLE, FL –  Earthrise!! on Christmas Eve!! On the

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays Well Wishes from Astronauts Aboard the International Space Station

For & RocketSTEM TITUSVILLE, FL –  Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays well wishes abound from the astronauts and cosmonauts living and working aboard the International Space Station to all the people of Earth! “Astronauts and cosmonauts who happen to be in space during the holidays have found their own unique ways to celebrate the occasions. In the early years

SpaceX Dazzles with Record Setting Launch of Clandestine NROL-108 National Security Spy Satellite for the NRO: Photos

For & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL –  SpaceX dazzled to the end with the beautiful and spectacular breakfast time Saturday launch of the clandestine NROL-108  national security spy satellite payload for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) on a five time recycled Falcon 9 booster, just in time to shirk away looming dark clouds overtaking the Florida Space Coast

SpaceX Scrubs Falcon 9 Launch to Check 2nd Stage Sensor, Resets Liftoff to Dec. 19: Photos/Watch Live

For & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL –  SpaceX scrubbed Thursday mornings, Dec. 17,  Falcon 9 launch attempt of a clandestine NRO spysat in the final minute of the countdown when a second stage sensor indicated slightly high pressure in the liquid Oxygen (LOX) tank – under truly gloomy weather conditions at Florida’s Spaceport that completely obscured the view

Japanese Scientists Gleeful to Confirm Pristine Asteroid Samples Collected in Hayabusa 2 Return Capsule

For & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – Japanese space scientists are positively gleeful as they have now confirmed that their ambitious Hayabusa 2 spacecraft successfully collected over 5 grams of pristine black as coal soil and rock samples gathered from the ancient near earth asteroid Ryugu in a re-entry capsule that parachuted safely to Earth earlier this month after a

China Chang’e-5 Moon Probe Brings Back 1st Lunar Rock Samples to Earth in 4 Decades

For & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – China’s daring Chang’e-5 moon probe successfully brought back the first lunar soil and rock samples gathered from the surface in over four decades following a safe soft landing of the return capsule in a remote, snow covered region of Inner Mongolia, in northern China on Wednesday, Dec 16 – demonstrating a spectacular