Author: Ken Kremer

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ULA Atlas V Launches Lovely Lucy in the Sky on Historic NASA Trek to Traverse Jupiter’s Trojan Asteroids: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER/CAPE CANAVERAL SPACE FORCE STATION, FL – NASA’s lovely Lucy asteroid expedition spacecraft launched into the dark predawn skies Saturday, Oct. 16 on a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V Carrier rocket from Florida’s Space Coast on a historic 1st ever trek to traverse and explore Jupiter’s pristine Trojan asteroids. With many singing and

NASA Lucy Asteroid Explorer Poised for Oct. 16 Liftoff on ULA Atlas V: Watch Live/Launch Pad 41 Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER/CAPE CANAVERAL SPACE FORCE STATION, FL – At T minus less than 12 hours and counting NASA’s Lucy spacecraft probe is poised for liftoff on a revolutionary mission as the first science probe from Earth aiming to explore the pristine Trojan asteroids – fossilized remnants leftover from the birth of our Solar System some

Star Trek’s William Shatner Rides Emotional Journey to Final Frontier as Oldest Human Emerges Profoundly Changed

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – William Shatner aka Capt. James Kirk of Star Trek launched to space successfully today, Oct. 13, riding on an emotional journey to the final frontier as the oldest the human ever- aboard a Blue Origin rocket who development was financed by billionaire Jeff Bezos rocket! And he emerged profoundly changed by the experience after

NASA Postpones Boeing Starliner Test Flight into 2022 as Faulty Thruster Root Cause Search Continues

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL –  NASA has postponed the next launch attempt of the oft delayed Boeing Starliner uncrewed test flight into no earlier than the first half of 2022 as engineers continue to search for the root cause and fix the faulty propulsion valves discovered inside the spaceships service module that forced a scrub during the Aug.

SpaceX Cargo Dragon Departs ISS for Successful Atlantic Ocean Splashdown off Florida Coast

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL – A SpaceX Cargo Dragon completed its month long stay at the International Space Station (ISS), departing from the orbiting outpost Thursday morning, Sept. 30, and accomplished a safe and successful splashdown hours later in the Atlantic Ocean that evening off the east coast of Florida returning home with some  2.3 tons of research samples