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Rapid Cadence of Human Launches Continues with NASA ESA SpaceX Crew-4 Overnight Launch April 27: Watch Live/Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – The Crew-4 multinational team of astronauts from the US and Europe is ready to blastoff  at last on a nearly half year science mission to the International Space Station (ISS) in the wee hours overnight Wednesday, April 27, after poor splashdown weather forced lengthy homecoming delays for the private Axiom Mission-1

First Private Visiting Astronauts Splashdown on Axiom-1 Flight after Departing International Space Station

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER/CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – After a prolonged departure delay due to poor weather the first ever all private astronaut crew that launched to the International Space Station (ISS) Friday morning, April 8, on a SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft on the Axiom Mission 1 (AX-1) successfully splashed down in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast

SpaceX Completes Static Fire Test for NASA Crew 4 Launch But Weather Delays Axiom-1 ISS Departure: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – SpaceX successfully completed a static fire test of their recycled Falcon 9 rocket this morning, April 20, that will launch the brand new SpaceX Crew Dragon Freedom capsule with a team of four NASA and ESA astronauts on the Crew-4 science mission to the International Space Station (ISS) – achieving a

NASA ESA SpaceX Crew 4 Astronauts Arrive at KSC for Launch to ISS on Crew Dragon Freedom: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL –  A multinational crew of NASA and ESA astronauts arrived at lunchtime today, April 18, at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center (KSC)  from their training base in Texas to start final preparations for their launch aboard a brand new SpaceX Crew Dragon on Saturday, April 23, bound for the International Space Station (ISS)

Hydrogen Leak Forces 3rd NASA Scrub of SLS Fueling Test of Artemis Moon Rocket and Rollback for Repairs: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER/CANAVERAL NATIONAL SEASHORE, FL –  A serious leak of hazardous hydrogen forced NASA to halt the 3rd attempt to complete the critical countdown and fueling test of cryogenic propellants known as the Wet Dress Rehearsal (WDR) on Thursday, April 14, for the first ever Space Launch System (SLS) Mega Moon rocket planned to launch

NASA Restarts Modified SLS Wet Dress Rehearsal Countdown Fueling Test for Artemis 1 Moon Mission: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER/CANAVERAL NATIONAL SEASHORE, FL –  The countdown has begun ! –  as NASA restarts its new plan to proceed with a modified version of the critical countdown and fueling test known as the Wet Dress Rehearsal (WDR) for the first ever Space Launch System (SLS) Mega Moon rocket rolled out to its launchpad atop

First Private Visiting Astronauts Start Science after Docking at International Space Station on Axiom-1 Flight

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTE/CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – The first ever all private astronaut crew that launched to the International Space Station (ISS) Friday morning, April 8, on a SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft on the Axiom Mission 1 (AX-1) from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center (KSC) on the Florida Space Coast successfully docked and boarded the orbiting outpost the