Month: February 2022

NASA NOAA Advanced GOES-T Weather Satellite Rolls to Pad 41 for March 1 Launch: Watch Live/Photos

For & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL –  America’s newest and most powerful weather observation satellite dubbed GOES-T and which is a joint collaboration between NASA and NOAA  rolled out to its launch pad atop a powerful United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket this morning, Monday, Feb. 28, and is targeting liftoff on Tuesday afternoon, March 1, from Florida’s

Perseverance Sol 354 on Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD) 25 Feb. 2022 – 1 Year on Mars Mosaic by Ken Kremer

For & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – My Perseverance Mars rover mosaic titled ‘Perseverance Sol 354’ was published on Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD) on Feb. 25, 2022 which I created to celebrate the first ‘landiversary’ of the six wheeled robot since touching down on the Red Planet one year ago, on Feb. 18, 2021 along with the first

NASA Mars Perseverance Rover Celebrates Year 1 on the Red Planet with Science Achievements: Mosaics

CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – NASA’s Perseverance rover is celebrating the first ‘landiversary’ since touching down on the Red Planet one year ago, on Feb. 18, 2021 along with the first Martian helicopter her cohort Ingenuity, with a series of great scientific accomplishments – including collecting the first six rock core samples for return to Earth -and much more in store

SpaceX Launches Starlink Satellites to Higher Orbit on Southerly Trajectory on 11th Flown Booster: Photos

For & RocketSTEM PLAYALINDA BEACH, FL –  SpaceX launched the next batch of Starlink high speed internet satellites to low Earth orbit on Monday morning, Feb 21, while flying on a once rare southernly trajectory from Florida’s Spaceport – using only the second ever Falcon 9 booster to launch 11 times! SpaceX also launched this set of Starlink into

Northrop Grumman Antares Launches Cygnus Cargo Craft Carrying 4 Tons NASA Science to ISS

For & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL –  A Northrop Grumman Antares rocket launched from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia at noontime Saturday, Feb. 19, carrying the firms Cygnus commercial cargo craft loaded with over 4 tons of NASA science and supplies bound for the International Space Station (ISS) and its seven person international crew from the US, Russia

Lockheed Martin Wins NASA Contracts for 1st Mars Sample Retrieval Mission MAV Rocket, Cruise Stage and Earth Return Capsule

For & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL –  NASA has awarded Lockheed Martin a trio of contracts critical to carrying out the world’s first ever Mars Sample Return (MSR) campaign in order to successfully retrieve and return the first ever soil and rock samples from the Martian surface to Earth – currently being gathered by the Perseverance rover and destined