Author: Ken Kremer

Watch for Ken’s continuing onsite coverage of NASA, SpaceX, ULA, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman and more space and mission reports direct from Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida and Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. Stay tuned here for Ken's continuing Earth and Planetary science and human spaceflight news. Dr. Kremer is a research scientist and journalist based in the KSC area, active in outreach and interviewed regularly on TV and radio about space topics. Ken’s photos are for sale and he is available for lectures and outreach events.

Non-Stop Action as Record Setting SpaceX Falcon 9 1st 8th Flown Landed Booster Returns Port Canaveral Hours After Transporter-1 Launch: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM PORT CANAVERAL/KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – Sunday Jan. 24 was a day of non-stop exhilarating action at Florida’s Space Coast that began with the successful inaugural Transporter-1 SmallSat mission launch at 10 a.m. from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center and culminated six hours later as the record setting 1st SpaceX Falcon 9 1st stage to fly eight

SpaceX Soars with Record Setting Satellite Mission Launch on Rare Southern Trajectory: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL SPACE FORCE STATION, FL – A recycled SpaceX Falcon 9 soared to orbit Sunday morning with a record setting number of small satellites in a single flight on their first dedicated SmallSat Rideshare Program mission dubbed Transoorter-1, also flying on a rare southern trajectory from Florida’s Spaceport. Liftoff of the SpaceX Falcon 9 Transporter-1

Dismal Weather Scrubs Falcon 9 Transporter-1 Launch Attempt, SpaceX Retargets Jan. 24: Watch Live/Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL SPACE FORCE STATION, FL – Dismal weather forced SpaceX to scrub this mornings Falcon 9 launch attempt of Transporter-1, their first dedicated SmallSat Rideshare Program mission in the final minutes of the countdown on Jan. 23 loaded with a record setting number of 143 satellites of all shapes and sizes on the firms third

SpaceX Set for Record Setting Rideshare Satellite Deployments on Transporter-1 Falcon 9 Launch Jan. 23: Watch Live/Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL SPACE FORCE STATION, FL – SpaceX is now targeting liftoff of their first dedicated SmallSat Rideshare Program mission on Saturday morning, Jan. 23 with a record setting number of 133 nano and micro satellites as well as another 10 Starlinks on the firms third rocket liftoff of 2021 on a 5x recycled Falcon 9

SpaceX Shatters Reuse Record on 1st 8th Flown Booster for Latest Starlink Launch on Inauguration Day: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL –  SpaceX launched the latest batch of 60 Starlink broadband internet satellites to low Earth orbit on an stunningly beautiful Wednesday morning, Jan. 20, from Florida’s Space Coast and carried to space aboard the 1st ever Falcon 9 recycled for a record setting 8th blastoff. Moreover the breakfast time launch was on

1st Next Generation SpaceX Cargo Dragon Undocks from Space Station Targeting Tampa Splashdown Zone

Ken Kremer – For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL –  Following a five week long stay and a days long delay due to poor recovery weather the first of the next generation commercial SpaceX Cargo Dragon supply ships successfully undocked from the International Space Station (ISS) Tuesday, Jan, 12, and is on course to the targeted splashdown zone west of Tampa,

Fiery Nighttime Liftoff of Turkish Turksat 5A Telecomsat on SpaceX Falcon 9 Marks 1st 2021 Launch: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL SPACE FORCE STATION, FL – The fiery nighttime liftoff of the Turksat 5A telecommunications satellite for Turkey on Thursday officially opened what is expected to be a rapid fire and possibly record setting cadence of launches by SpaceX in 2021 soaring aloft from both Florida’s East Coast Spaceport and the firms West Coast California