Year: 2020

Japanese Hayabusa 2 Capsule Lands in Australia with Pristine Asteroid Samples After 6 Year Voyage

For & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL –  Japan’s ambitious Hayabusa 2 spacecraft successfully delivered a sample return capsule to a safe landing in the remote Australian outback today, Dec. 5, after surviving a scorching reentry plunge that created a dazzling fireball as  it streaked through the Earth’s atmosphere while carrying pristine soil and rock samples gathered from an ancient asteroid

1st Upgraded SpaceX Cargo Dragon ‘GO’ for Falcon 9 Blastoff to ISS Saturday Dec. 5: Watch Live/Photos

For & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – The first of SpaceX’s newly upgraded commercial Cargo Dragon spacecraft is ‘GO’ for liftoff on a 4 times recycled Falcon 9 lunchtime Saturday, Dec. 5 from Florida’s space coast carrying over 3 tons of critical science and supplies and a new commercial airlock for science payloads bound for the International Space Station

China Change’5 Probe Collects Lunar Surface Samples, Blasts Off for Historic Return to Earth

For & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – After an action packed 19 hours of intense precision work to successfully gather and store pristine samples of lunar soil and rocks yesterday, the ascent vehicle component of China’s bold and ambitious Change’5 moon probe blasted off today, Dec. 3, from Earths nearest neighbor to meet up with the orbiting return capsule

China Change’5 Moon Mission Achieves Orbit, Starts Descent for Lunar Landing and Historic Sample Return

For & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL –  Following a flawless launch on a Chinese heavy lift Long March 5 rocket on 23 November and a 112 hour translunar voyage the historic Change’5 moon mission who’s ambitious goal is to grab and return the first lunar soil and rock samples from Earths nearest neighbor in 4 decades achieved orbit around

SpaceX Launches and Lands Record Setting Falcon 9 Booster 7th Time on Stunning Nighttime Starlink Mission: Photos

For & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, FL – Under dismal Space Coast skies and after several delays for technical and weather issues SpaceX at last launched and landed the record setting recycled Falcon 9 rocket on a stunning nighttime liftoff carrying the next batch of Starlink broadband internet satellites to orbit Tuesday evening, Nov. 24, using a

After Scrub SpaceX Retargets Nighttime Launch to Nov. 24 for Record Setting Falcon 9 Starlink Mission on 1st 7th Liftoff: Watch Live/Photos

For & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, FL – Following Sunday nights, Nov. 22, scrub to further scrutinize ‘mission assurance’ data for closer examination and a weather delay Monday afternoon, Nov. 23, SpaceX is retargeting the nighttime liftoff of a ‘fleet leading’ veteran Falcon 9 rocket carrying the next batch of Starlink broadband internet  satellite to orbit to

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

For & 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 & 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