Month: June 2022

SpaceX Completes Launch Trifecta with Globalstar Telecomsat Liftoff on 3rd Falcon 9 in 36 Hours on 2 Coasts: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM Titusville, FL – Just past midnight Sunday, June 19, SpaceX completed an amazing launch trifecta with the blastoff of the Globalstar FM15 telecommunications satellite to low-Earth orbit on the 3rd recycled Falcon 9 rocket to launce in just 36 hours from 3 different launch pads from both U.S. coasts in Florida and California. The mission trifecta

1st Ever SpaceX Falcon 9 1st Stage Launches and Lands Record Breaking 13th Time Crowning New Fleet Leader: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – In a stunning space achievement SpaceX launched and landed a recycled Falcon 9 first stage for a record-breaking 13th time for the first time ever at noontime Friday, June 17 from the Kennedy Space Center – on the occasion of another Starlink internet satellite launch. While crowning and establishing a new

NASA Awards SpaceX 5 Additional Commercial Crew Dragon Astronaut Missions to ISS

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL –  NASA is awarding SpaceX task orders for five additional commercial Crew Dragon missions to the International Space Station (ISS) in order to maintain an uninterrupted long-term capability to fly astronauts to and from the orbiting research outpost through the end of its currently projected lifetime around 2030. The new award marks

Artemis 1 Moon Rocket Ready for Midnight Roll to KSC Launch Pad for Tanking Test Targeting June 19: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – With the seasons 1st tropical storm on the way towards Florida right at the open of Hurricane season technicians final preparations are in progress to roll NASA’s now repaired Artemis 1 Moon rocket out from the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) to launch pad 39B at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, just past