Author: Ken Kremer

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New Falcon 9 to launch New SpaceX Cargo Dragon Delivering NASA Science to Space Station June 3: Watch Live/Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – A spanking new and non-sooty black and white Falcon 9 rocket is all set to launch a likewise new SpaceX Cargo Dragon delivering over 3.6 tons of new NASA  science and supplies to the 20 year old International Space Station (ISS) on Thursday, June 3, from Florida’s Spaceport – if the weather

Ingenuity Mars Helicopter ‘Muscled Through’ In-Flight Anomaly to Survive 6th Flight and Land Safely

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL –  In a test flight challenging beyond anything planned NASA’s history making Ingenuity Helicopter ‘muscled through’ an in-flight anomaly of swinging, pitching and rolling oscillations of some 20 degrees to survive its demanding sixth flight on Mars this week and is ready to press on with reams of unforeseen knowledge gained – under

Picture Perfect SpaceX Falcon 9 Blastoff Delivers Next 60 Starlink Satellites to Orbit on 1st 5th Flown Fairing: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM TITUSVILLE, FL –  The relentless SpaceX steam roller of launches continued this afternoon as the 6th Falcon 9 liftoff in 5 weeks took flight with the picture perfect blastoff of another batch of Starlink satellites under sunny skies from Florida’s Spaceport – thereby building out the ever expanding constellation of broadband internet relays to over 1700

China Zhurong Rover rolls onto Mars Starting Mobile Mission

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – China’s Zhurong rover rolled onto Mars, Saturday, May 22, starting its mobile 3 month long mission to explore the Red Planet  after successfully becoming the first ever Chinese spacecraft to soft land on the 4th rock from the Sun a week earlier, on May 14 on the plains of Utopia Planitia. “China’s