Year: 2021

NASA’s Dilemma Prioritizing Crew-2 Splashdown vs. Crew-3 Launch for Space Station Astronauts

For & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL –  After several delays for weather and a ‘minor medical issue’ affecting one of the four multinational Crew-3 crew members NASA faced a dilemma juggling competing priorities for the Crew-2 vs. the Crew-3 teams of astronauts already on-board vs. those set to head to the International Space Station (ISS) from Florida’s Spaceport.

NASA Maiden Artemis 1 Moon Rocket Stacked in VAB at KSC Targets February 2022 Launch: Photos

For & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL –  Marking a major milestone towards returning American astronauts to the Moon this decade NASA finally completed stacking of the agency’s maiden Space Launch System (SLS) megarocket and Orion spacecraft on Oct. 21, for the Artemis I uncrewed mission around the Moon and is targeting launch February 2022 from Florida’s Spaceport – if

Poor Downrange Offshore Abort Weather Triggers NASA SpaceX Crew-3 Launch Delay: Photos

For & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL –  Despite the launch weather outlook being upgraded to 90% GO for the planned Oct. 31 Halloween liftoff of the multinational quartet of NASA ESA SpaceX Crew-3 astronauts from America and Germany from Florida, barely two hour later NASA officials announced a middle of the night postponement Saturday, Oct. 30, because of

SpaceX Completes Crew-3 Engine Test Fire as Teams Evaluate Halloween Launch Downrange Abort Weather: Photos

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL –  Just past midnight this morning Oct. 28, SpaceX engineers completed a brief engine test of the Falcon 9 rocket that will launch the maiden mission of the company’s Crew Dragon Endurance capsule and the multinational quartet of Crew-3 astronauts from America and Germany from Florida’s Spaceport to the International Space Station (ISS) on Halloween. But even

NASA ESA Crew of German and American Astronauts Arrive Florida Spaceport for Halloween Liftoff Oct. 31: Photos

For & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL –  The quartet of NASA and ESA astronauts from America and Germany who will soon launch to the International Space Station (ISS) as part of NASA’s SpaceX Crew-3 mission arrived today, Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 26, at Florida’s Spaceport from their Texas training base to meet the media and undergo final training and preparations ahead

Lucy Asteroid Probe Healthy as NASA Continues to Assess Solar Array Issue

For & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER/CAPE CANAVERAL SPACE FORCE STATION, FL – Following a successful and flawless launch on Oct. 16, 2021 on a ULA Atlas V rocket, initial analysis of NASA’s Lucy asteroid explorer on a mission to investigate Jupiter’s heretofore unexplored Trojans showed the spacecraft was healthy, stable and systems operating well following separation from the upper