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.

Boeing Starliner Poised for 1st Crewed Launch of 2 Veteran NASA Astronauts to ISS on June 5 on 3rd Attempt: Photos

For SpaceUpClose & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – Hopefully the third time is the charm for the maiden crewed launch the Boeing Starliner commercial crew capsule on a test flight carrying two veteran NASA astronauts to the ISS now targeting Wednesday June 5. Following two earlier scrubs the Starliner capsule named Calypso is set for liftoff of the CFT

NASA PACE Earth Observing Satellite Ready for Launch Feb. 8 After Windy Weather Delays: Photos

For SpaceUpClose & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER/CAPE CANAVERAL SPACE FORCE STATION, FL – After a dup od weather delays due to high winds reaching over 45 MPH at the Cape, NASA ans SpaceX seems finally to be on the cusp of launching NASA’s  revolutionary PACE (Plankton, Aerosol, Cloud, ocean Ecosystem) Earth observation mission aboard a recycles SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket soon

Sew Sister: The Untold Story of Jean Wright and NASA’s Seamstresses – New Book Publishes about Jean Wright’s NASA Career

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM TITUSVILLE, FL – After years of effort in the making and drawing a beautiful new illustrated children’s book about NASA Space Shuttle seamstress Jean Wright has just published.  It is suitable for kids of all ages Titled “Sew Sister: The Untold Story of Jean Wright and NASA’s Seamstresses” its written and illustrated by 1st time author

Multinational Crew-7 Spaceflyers Arrive at KSC for NASA SpaceX Falcon 9 Launch to ISS on Aug 26: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – The four person multinational team of NASA Crew-6 mission spaceflyers arrived at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida around lunchtime Sunday, Aug 20, to complete final training and preparations prior to their launch on a SpaceX Falcon 9 and Crew Dragon spacecraft now targeting overnight Saturday. Aug 26 after a24 hour

SpaceX Falcon 9 Launches 22 More Starlinks to Orbit in Record Breaking Launch Pad Turnaround: Photos

TITUSVILLE, FL – A veteran SpaceX Falcon 9 launched the next batch of upgraded Starlink internet satellites to orbit Sunday evening, Aug. 6 on a southeasterly trajectory from Florida’s Space Coast. from Florida’s Space Coast. Furthermore SpaceX accomplished the feat in a record breaking pad turnaround launch time of less than 4 days for the first time Liftoff of the veteran

SpaceX Falcon 9 Launches Intelsat Galaxy 37 Comsat to Orbit from Space Coast: Photos

TITUSVILLE, FL – In the dead of night SpaceX launched a 6 times recycled Falcon 9 rocket from Florida’s Space Coast Thursday, Aug. 3 carrying a powerful 5 ton communications satellite destined for geosynchronous orbit for Luxembourg-based satellite operator Intelsat as part of a fleet refresh plan mandated by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to free up transmission space for

SpaceX Launches NASA Hi-Res Air Quality Measuring Instrument on Commercial Intelsat Satellite: Photos

CAPE CANAVERAL SPACE FORCE STATION, FL – Just past midnight a SpaceX Falcon 9 launched under beautiful weather conditions carrying a NASA instrument air quality monitoring and pollution measuring instrument hosted aboard the commercial Intelsat 40E satellite for broadband internet services for North America – on its way to geostationary orbit from Florida’s Spaceport. NASA’s Tropospheric Emissions: Monitoring of Pollution

NASA Names Artemis II Astronaut Moon Mission Crew Quartet

CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – NASA and the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) announced the crew of four astronauts who will blast off on the historic Artemis II mission – as ‘humanity’s crew’ on humanity’s next epic journey beyond Earth orbit and around the Moon and back for the first time in more than 50 years! The history making international flight will