Author: Ken Kremer

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Falcon 9 Booster from 1st Human Launch Lowered and Transported to Cape, Fate TBD: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM PORT CANAVERAL, FL – After successfully retracting all four landing legs flush against the Falcon 9 booster core yesterday, Wednesday, June 3, while standing upright atop the OCISLY droneship upon which it landed after the historic achievement of launching the first humans to space ever on a commercial SpaceX rocket and the first Americans from US

5x Recycled Falcon 9 Streaks to Space on 8th Starlink Mission 4 Days After Historic NASA Astronaut Launch: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM TITUSVILLE, FL – Riding on a now 5 times recycled Falcon 9 first stage SpaceX successfully streaked to orbit on and carried out the eighth Starlink launch of broadband internet satellites into heavily overcast skies Wednesday evening from the Florida Space Coast– making for a remarkable launch cadence coming just 4 days after the historic launch

Landing Legs Retracted while Still on Droneship – Major Advance for SpaceX Falcon 9 Reusability that Launched 1st Humans: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM PORT CANAVERAL, FL – In another remarkable first for a mission already full of stunning firsts all four landing legs were retracted today while still on the droneship upon which the commercial SpaceX Falcon 9 1st stage landed at sea following its first ever launch of humans to space just days ago on May 30 –

Dismal Weather Scrubs Historic SpaceX Launch of NASA Astronauts: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM TITUSVILLE, FL – Dismal weather forced SpaceX and NASA to scrub the first launch attempt of American astronauts from Florida’s Space Coast in nearly 9 years this afternoon on the historic first ever piloted launch of the commercial SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft to orbit from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Extended periods of drenching rain,

NASA and SpaceX Complete Launch Day Dress Rehearsal for 1st Crew Dragon Astronaut Launch: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – In one of their final major pre-launch training exercises NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley participated in a thorough countdown dry dress rehearsal today, May 23, at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida of the exact timeline of events they will run through on their history making launch aboard the 1st