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.

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

Ken Kremer – For & 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 & 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

China Chang’e-5 Moon Lander Returned 1.7 Kilograms Lunar Rock Samples to Earth

For & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – China’s ambitious Chang’e-5 moon landing probe successfully brought back over 1.7 kilograms (3.8 pounds) of soil and rock samples gathered from the lunar surface, said the China National Space Administration (CNSA) which operated the groundbreaking mission. “Chang’e-5 probe retrieved about 1,731 grams of samples from the moon, according to the China National

Video: Return and Resurgence of US Human Space Flight with Space Journalists Dr. Ken Kremer and Jean Wright on ‘Stay Curious’ Dec. 14 Hosted by American Space Museum

For & RocketSTEM AMERICAN SPACE MUSEUM, TITUSVILLE, FL – Watch our live discussion of current space missions and launches focusing on the return and resurgence of NASA Human Spaceflight from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on the Dec. 14 edition of the ‘Stay Curious’ daily weekday space show presented the American Space Museum, Titusville, FL, direct from the

NASA and ESA Name 3 Astronauts to SpaceX Crew-3 Mission to ISS Launching 2021

For & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL –  NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) have selected a trio of astronauts to fly on the SpaceX Crew-3 mission launching to the International Space Station in late 2021. The multinational trio consist of NASA astronauts Raja Chari and Tom Marshburn, who will serve as commander and pilot, respectively, and ESA astronaut Matthias Maurer from Germany,

NASA Announces 18 Artemis Astronauts for Initial Moon Missions

For & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL –  After a long wait and numerous inquiries NASA is closing out 2020 with the exciting announcement of the first 18 astronauts named to formed to the core of NASA’s Artemis Team that will “help pave the way for the next astronaut missions on and around the Moon as part of the Artemis program.” The Artemis