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.

Starliner Astronaut Ferry Ship Rollout Videos from KSC to Cape Canaveral Launch Complex 41

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – Watch the extremely cool NASA rollout videos of the first flightworthy Boeing Starliner commercial crew astronaut ferry spacecraft last week on Thursday, Nov. 21 from the Commercial Crew and Cargo Processing Facility (C3PF) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida to its launch pad at Space Launch Complex 41 for stacking

Sierra Nevada Unveils ‘Shooting Star’ Cargo Module for Dream Chaser Missions to ISS for NASA

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) announced ‘Shooing Star’ as the name for the new commercial Cargo Module unveiled last week at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center (KSC) for the firms reusable Dream Chaser® mini-shuttle spacecraft that will eventually launch on resupply missions for NASA to the International Space Station  (ISS) starting in 2021.

Happy Thanksgiving 2019 from the Space Station Crew in Earth Orbit and Astronaut Snoopy in NYC

For Spaceupclose.com and RocketSTEM Cape Canaveral, FL – The crew of Expedition 61 sends their heartfelt Happy Thanksgiving greetings today on Thanksgiving Day 2019, from the International Space Station (ISS) as Astronaut Snoopy parades through New York City for the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, Nov. 28. Watch the video greeting from NASA astronauts Christina Koch, Jessica Meir and Andrew

Sunset Static Fire Test Sets up SpaceX Cargo Launch to Space Station for NASA Post Thanksgiving: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM Titusville, FL- A successful static fire test at sunset this evening Nov. 26 by SpaceX just before the Thanksgiving holiday sets up a post-Thanksgiving commercial cargo resupply launch of science and supplies to the International Space Station (ISS) for NASA next week on Dec. 4 from the Florida Space Coast. Right at the edge of darkness

Legless Quadruply Launched SpaceX Falcon 9 Lowered Horizontal, Landing Legs Detached after Retraction Unsuccessful: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM PORT CANAVERAL/CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, FL – The first ever quadruply launched & landed SpaceX Falcon 9 first stage booster from the Starlink liftoff was leglessly lowered horizontal on Tuesday, Nov. 19 and transported back to Cape Canaveral after all four landing legs were completely detached when technicians attempts to retract them were unsuccessful in

Atlas V Arrives at Port Canaveral on ULA RocketShip Vessel for ESA/NASA Solar Orbiter Launch: Photos

SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM PORT CANAVERAL, FL – The United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket destined to launch the ESA/NASA Solar Orbiter probe on an unprecedented mission to study the Sun up-close arrived into Port Canaveral, Florida this week aboard the R/S RocketShip transport vessel on Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 20. The Solar Orbiter launch campaign thus begins as ULA starts operations