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.

NASA’s 1st SLS Core Stage for Artemis 1 Moon Mission Rolls off Barge into VAB at Kennedy Space Center: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL –  The first ever built and truly mammoth core stage for NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) mega rocket arrived at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida by barge late Tuesday afternoon April, 27, and was then rolled off the barge and into the iconic Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) Thursday morning April 29

NASA Crew-1 Dragon Astronauts Depart ISS for Safe Splashdown Making 1st US Nighttime Water Landing Since Apollo 8

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – After completing a six month science stint aboard the International Space Station (ISS) the four person multinational astronaut team on the NASA Crew-1 mission departed aboard their commercial SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft Saturday evening and safely splashed down overnight this morning making the first nighttime water landing of astronauts since NASA’s historic

Recycled SpaceX Falcon 9 Streaks to Orbit on Nighttime Delivery Next Batch Starlink Satellites to Orbit: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM TITUSVILLE, FL –  A seven time recycled SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket streaked to space just before midnight, Wednesday, April 28, for a thrilling nighttime delivery of the next batch of Starlink broadband internet satellites to orbit into nearly cloud free dark skies from Florida’s Spaceport. Furthermore the veteran first stage once again successfully nailed the soft

NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Chopper Snaps Amazing Aerial Image of Perseverance, Ready to Push Envelope with All Flight Goals Met

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – NASA’s experimental Ingenuity Martian chopper snapped an amazing first ever aerial image of the agency’s Perseverance rover residing on the surface of the Red Planet  while acing its 3rd tremendous test flight on Sunday, April 25 – when it flew faster, farther and bolder than ever before and continues its history making achievements

NASA’s 1st SLS Core Stage Arrives by Barge at Kennedy Space Center after Tow Past Recovered SpaceX Crew-2 Booster: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL –  The maiden core stage of NASA’s mammoth Space Launch System (SLS) mega rocket set to launch on the history making Artemis 1 mission to deliver NASA’s Orion deep space human rated capsule to the Moon has safely arrived by barge at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida late Tuesday afternoon, April

NASA’s SLS 1 Core Stage in Transit to Kennedy Space Center

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL –  The maiden core stage of NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) mega Moon rocket is on its way by barge to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida after departing the agency’s Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, following successful completion of the critical and long awaited Green run hot test fire of the four

NASA Mars Ingenuity Chopper Aces Faster, Farther and Bolder Challenges on 3rd Test Flight

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL –  NASA’s Ingenuity chopper aced its 3rd test flight on Sunday, April 25, by flying faster, farther and bolder to a half a football field down range and back – thus achieving ever more challenging objectives far beyond anything demonstrated during testing on Earth while making history as humanity’s first aircraft to fly