Author: Ken Kremer

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Stunning Blastoff of Next-Gen GOES-S Geostationary Weather Observatory for NASA/NOAA on ULA Atlas V: Gallery

A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket lifts off from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station carrying the NOAA Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite, or GOES-S at 5:02 p.m. EST on March 1, 2018.  GOES-S is the second satellite in a series of next-generation weather satellites. Credit: Ken Kremer/SpaceUpClose.com/kenkremer.com KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – The nations newest

Revolutionary NASA/NOAA GOES-S Geostationary Weather Satellite for Western US Awesome Sunset Launch

A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket lifts off from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station carrying the NOAA/NASA Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite, or GOES-S, at 5:02 p.m. EST on March 1, 2018. GOES-S is the second satellite in a series of next-generation weather satellites. Credit: Ken Kremer/SpaceUpClose.com/kenkremer.com Ken Kremer  —   SpaceUpClose.com  —   1 Mar 2018

GOES-S Next Gen NOAA/NASA Weather Satellite Rolls to Pad, Poised for March 1 Blastoff and Quantum Leap in Weather Forecasting: Watch Live

A ULA Atlas V rocket carrying the GOES-S weather satellite mission for NASA and NOAA is rolled from the Vertical Integration Facility to Space Launch Complex-41 on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL, on Feb. 28, 2018.  Launch set for Mar. 1, 2018. Credit: Ken Kremer/SpaceUpClose.com/kenkremer.com Ken Kremer  —   SpaceUpClose.com  —   28 Feb 2018 KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – At

NOAA/NASA GOES-S to provide vastly improved Forecasts and Warnings on Weather, Wildfires & Cyclones for California and Western United States

The NASA/NOAA Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-S (GOES-S) is being processed in the clean room at Astrotech Space Operations, in Titusville, FL, on Jan. 16, in advance of planned launch on a ULA Atlas V slated for Mar. 1, 2018.  GOES-S belongs to new constellation of America’s most advanced weather satellites. Credit: Ken Kremer/SpaceUpClose.com/kenkremer.com KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL –Liftoff of the

In the Cleanroom with Game Changing GOES-S Next Gen Weather Satellite for Western US – Launching March 1

The NASA/NOAA Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-S (GOES-S) is being processed in the clean room at Astrotech Space Operations, in Titusville, FL, on Jan. 16, in advance of nose cone encapsulation for planned launch on a ULA Atlas V slated for Mar. 1, 2018.  GOES-S belongs to new constellation of America’s most advanced weather satellites. Credit: Ken Kremer/SpaceUpClose.com/kenkremer.com KENNEDY SPACE CENTER,

VP Mike Pence Chairs Space Summit at Kennedy Space Center Fostering Space Commerce

Vice President Mike Pence addresses a meeting of the National Space Council in the high bay of the Space Station Processing Facility at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, on Feb. 21, 2018. Chaired by the Vice President, the council heard testimony from representatives from civil space, commercial space and national security space industry representatives, backdropped by the NASA Orion,

Trump Administration Redirects NASA to Lunar Exploration Focus with $19.9 Billion Budget Proposal for FY 2019, Cancels WFIRST Astronomy Satellite

Artists concept of NASA’s proposed Lunar Orbital Platform-Gateway for human crewed missions to deep space, targeting the first element launch in 2022. Credit: NASA Ken Kremer  —   SpaceUpClose.com  —   13 Feb 2018 KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL- The Trump Administration is charting a new course for NASA that redirects the space agency to focus on Lunar exploration as a near

Space Fan Red Alert! Scorched and Sooty SpaceX Falcon Heavy Side Booster Briefly Displayed at KSC Visitor Complex – Gallery

Scorched and sooty SpaceX Falcon Heavy landed side booster after two trips to space and back is briefly on display at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, FL, outside the Space Shuttle Atlantis pavilion. Photos taken 19 Feb. 2018 following maiden blastoff and landing on 6 Feb. 2018. Credit: Ken Kremer/SpaceUpClose.com/kenkremer.com Ken Kremer  —   SpaceUpClose.com  —   19 Feb 2018

Trump Administration Tells NASA to Stop Funding ISS After 2024

The International Space Station (ISS) operates in Low Earth Orbit as a platform for science and a peaceful cooperative effort of five space agencies comprising 17 countries worldwide. Construction stated in 1998 and it has been continuously occupied since 2000 – as seen in 2011 after undocking of visiting Space Shuttle during STS-132 mission. Credit: NASA Ken Kremer  —   SpaceUpClose.com 

Starman Departs Earth Driving Elon Musk’s Tesla Roadster Sports Car on Interplanetary Journey to Mars Orbit and Beyond: Gallery

Last photo of space suited Starman mannequin driving SpaceX CEO Elon Musk’s Tesla Roadster on Feb. 8, 2018 on its journey to Mars orbit and then the Asteroid Belt after launch atop Falcon Heavy rocket on Feb. 6 2018 from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.   Credit: SpaceX/Elon Musk Ken Kremer  —   SpaceUpClose.com  —   8 Feb 2018 KENNEDY SPACE