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 Flightworthy Boeing Starliner Astronaut Capsule Joined Atop ULA Atlas V Launcher for 1st Flight

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL– Boeings first flightworthy Starliner astronaut capsule was hoisted atop and joined to the United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket that will propel it to space on its maiden mission from Cape Canaveral to the International Space Station on the company’s uncrewed Orbital Flight Test (OFT) for NASA in just over 3

1st Flightworthy Boeing Starliner Crew Capsule Rolls Out to Launch Pad for 1st Uncrewed Test Flight: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL– In a celebration worthy of the momentous spaceflight occasion just before dawn Friday that marks the dawn of a new era in commercial human American spaceflight, Boeing unveiled its first flightworthy CST-100 Starliner spacecraft that will launch on its maiden mission to the International Space Station on the company’s uncrewed Orbital Flight

1st Quadruply Launched/Landed SpaceX 1st Stage Booster Craned off Droneship onto Land using new Mobile Harbor Crane: Photos

17 November 2019 For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM PORT CANAVERAL, FL – The first ever quadruply launched & landed SpaceX Falcon 9 first stage booster was craned off the “Of Course I Still Love You” (OCISLY) droneship Friday afternoon, Nov. 15 in a craning operation that utilized the new German-built Liebherr Mobile Harbor Crane for the first time by crane crews

SpaceX 2nd Starlink Blastoff with 1st Quadruply Launched/Landed Falcon 9 1st Stage: Photo/Video Gallery

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, FL – The second blastoff in SpaceX’s burgeoning Starlink constellation with 60 Starlink broadband satellites put on a stunning sky show Monday morning, Nov. 11 on Veterans Day – with the next generation payload bolted atop the first ever quadruply launched Falcon 9 first stage booster and first ever re-flown payload

1st Quadruply Launched/Landed SpaceX 1st Stage Booster Sails into Port Canaveral: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM PORT CANAVERAL, FL – The first ever quadruply launched & landed Falcon 9 first stage booster sailed safely and proudly into Port Canaveral Friday, Nov. 15 at sunrise despite gloomy skies and rough seas that scrubbed the simultaneous attempt by SpaceX duo of special fairing catching ships to recover the first ever re-flown payload fairings encapsulating

‘Destination Space: Boots on the Moon’ – IN FOCUS Spectrum TV News interview with Ken Kremer

SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM ORLANDO, FL – NASA’s Project Artemis plans for a human return to the Moon was the topic of ‘Destination Space: Boots on the Moon’ – featured on the ‘IN FOCUS’ TV News interview program shown on Spectrum News Channel 13 in Florida – for which I was interviewed representing Space UpClose along with Mark Bontrager representing Space

SpaceX Test Fires Crew Dragon Emergency Abort Thrusters in Major Milestone to Human Missions

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – SpaceX completed a critical static test firing of the Crew Dragon emergency SuperDraco abort thrusters on a ground stand at Cape Canaveral this afternoon, Nov. 13 under dreary weather conditions of the same system that triggered the explosive destruction of a similar spacecraft seven months ago in April – thereby hopefully achieving

SpaceX Launches 2nd Batch of Starlink Broadband Sats with 1st Quadruply Launched Booster and 1st Reflown Fairings on Veterans Day: Photos

CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, FL – The second batch of 60 SpaceX Starlink broadband satellites blasted off today on a beautiful Veterans Day Monday morning, Nov. 11 atop the first ever quadruply launched Falcon 9 first stage booster and first ever re-flown payload fairings encapsulating the next generation payload stack – thereby marking multiple truly historic milestones in spaceflight

SpaceX Falcon 9 Goes Vertical at Sunset & Moonrise for Veterans Day Starlink Launch Nov 11 with Reused Booster and Fairings: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM TITUSVILLE, FL- The SpaceX Falcon 9 went vertical at sunset and moonrise Sunday evening on the Florida Space Coast, Nov 10 in anticipation of the Veteran’s Day Monday, Nov. 11 launch of the next batch of 60 Starlink broadband satellites under very special ‘flight-proven’ circumstances – wherein it’s the first time the recovered first stage launches