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.

New Falcon Species Born: With ‘Fire & Fury’ SpaceX ‘Falcon Heavy’ Emerges from Massive Exhaust Cloud at Florida Spaceport; Next Stop – The Asteroid Belt: Gallery

New species of ‘Falcon’ born.  With ‘Fire & Fury’ the SpaceX ‘Falcon Heavy’ emerges from the massive exhaust cloud of the ‘birth canal’ at Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida following Feb. 6, 2018 debut test flight launch.  The payload was the spacesuited ‘Starman’ mannequin buckled into the driver’s seat of SpaceX CEO Elon Musk’s red Tesla

1st SpaceX Falcon Heavy Blasts off with Massive Power and Crowds Watching ‘Starman’ Soar to Mars: Photos

Maiden SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket blasts off from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Feb. 6, 2017.  Nose cone housing Starman seated in Tesla Roadster is stenciled with Falcon Heavy logo. Credit: Ken Kremer/SpaceUpClose.com/kenkremer.com Ken Kremer  —   SpaceUpClose.com  —   6 Feb 2018 KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – The first ever triple core Falcon Heavy rocket

Elon Musk Releases New ‘Falcon Heavy sends a car to Mars’ Animation – Set to ‘Starman’ on Eve of Maiden Launch

Starman in a Red Roadster buckled up is the payload housed in the nosecone for the first test flight of the SpaceX Falcon Heavy targeting blastoff on Feb 6, 2018. Credit: SpaceX Ken Kremer  —   SpaceUpClose.com  —   5 Feb 2018 KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – On the eve on the maiden launch of the triple barreled SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket,

Maiden SpaceX Falcon Heavy Plus Tesla Set for Thunderous Blastoff Feb 6 as World’s Most Powerful Rocket: Watch Live

First fully integrated SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket is raised to vertical launch position at Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida – as seen up close on Feb. 5, 2017.  Nose cone housing Tesla Roadster payload is stenciled with Falcon Heavy logo. Debut liftoff slated for Feb. 6, 2018. Credit: Ken Kremer/SpaceUpClose.com Ken Kremer  —   SpaceUpClose.com  —  

GovSat-1 Streaks to Orbit on Reflown SpaceX Falcon 9: Photo/Video Gallery

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying GovSat-1/SES-16 lifts off at 4:25 p.m. EST from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida to geostationary transfer orbit on Jan. 31, 2018.  Credit: Ken Kremer/SpaceUpClose.com/www.kenkremer.com Ken Kremer  —   SpaceUpClose.com  —   1 Feb 2018 CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, FL – The GovSat-1 telecommunications satellite streaked to orbit Jan. 31

Gorgeous Blastoff of GovSat-1 on ‘Flight-Proven’ SpaceX Falcon 9 from Florida’s Spaceport: Photos

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying GovSat-1/SES-16 lifts off at 4:25 p.m. EST from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida to geostationary transfer orbit on Jan. 31, 2018.  Credit: Ken Kremer/SpaceUpClose.com/www.kenkremer.com CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, FL – This afternoon lucky spectators witnessed a truly gorgeous blastoff of the unique GovSat-1 civilian/military satellite on a

Beautiful Day for Launch of GovSat-1 on Recycled SpaceX Falcon 9 Jan 31: Gallery

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying GovSat-1/SES-16 is poised for liftoff at pad 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.  Launch targeted for Jan. 31, 2018.  Credit: Ken Kremer/SpaceUpClose.com/www.kenkremer.com Ken Kremer  —   SpaceUpClose.com  —   31 Jan 2018 CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, FL – It a beautiful day for a launch- just hours ahead of this afternoons scheduled blastoff of the

Faulty Second Stage Sensor Scrubs SpaceX Falcon 9 Launch of GovSat-1, Reset to Jan 31: Photos

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying GovSat-1/SES-16 is poised for liftoff at pad 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.  Launch targeted for Jan. 31, 2018.  Credit: Ken Kremer/SpaceUpClose.com/www.kenkremer.com Ken Kremer  —   SpaceUpClose.com  —   30 Jan 2018 CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, FL – Todays launch of GovSat-1 on a reused SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket was scrubbed when the launch

Double Dose of Florida Falcons Starts Launching Jan. 30 with GovSat-1 on Flight Proven SpaceX Falcon 9: Watch Live

The GovSat-1/SES-16 communications satellite spacecraft is a joint venture between the Government of Luxembourg and satellite operator SES. It is scheduled for launch on Jan 30, 2018 on board a SpaceX flight-proven Falcon 9 rocket from pad 40 on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL.  Credit: Orbital ATK/SES Ken Kremer  —   SpaceUpClose.com  —   29 Jan 2018 CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE