Author: Ken Kremer

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Boeing Starliner Crew Capsule Docks at Space Station First Time on Uncrewed Test Flight for NASA

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER/CAPE CANAVERAL SPACE FORCE STATION, FL –  Barely 24 hours after a stunning liftoff on a ULA Atlas V Thursday evening May 19, Boeing’s Starliner crew spacecraft successful docked at the International Space Station for the first time ever Friday evening May 20 – on a long delayed and high stakes uncrewed Orbital Flight

Boeing Starliner Stunning Blast Off on Long Delayed Critical Uncrewed Test Flight for NASA to Space Station: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER/CAPE CANAVERAL SPACE FORCE STATION, FL – Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner human rated crew capsule magnificently blasted off at last atop a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket, Wednesday evening, May 19,  on a long delayed and high stakes uncrewed test flight for NASA from launch pad 41 on Cape Canaveral Space Force Station

Boeing Starliner Rolls Out to Launch Pad on High Stakes Test Flight for NASA to the International Space Station: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER/CAPE CANAVERAL SPACE FORCE STATION, FL – Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner crew capsule integrated atop a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket rolled out from the ULA Vertical Integration Facility (VIF) to launch pad 41 on Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida, Wednesday morning, May 18, in anticipation of the critical uncrewed launch

Crew 3 Splashes Down Safely After 6 Month NASA ESA Science Expedition Aboard ISS

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL/KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – The multinational four person team of Crew-3 astronauts representing NASA and ESA splashed down overnight this morning just past midnight, May 6, after concluding their 6 month science expedition aboard the International Space Station (ISS) and returning safely to Earth in their SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft – during an extremely busy

NASA’s Perseverance Captures Dramatic Video of Phobos Solar Eclipse on Mars

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL –  NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover has captured dramatic new imagery of the Martian moon Phobos during a solar eclipse as seen from the surface of Mars last month. The solar eclipse video of potato shaped Phobos was captured as it transited the Sun with Perseverance’s zoomable and high resolution mast mounted Mastcam-Z camera on April

SpaceX Re-Launches Falcon 9 Booster in Record Setting 21 Day Turnaround on Starlink Mission: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL SPACE FORCE STATION, FL – SpaceX successfully re-launched a recycled Falcon 9 first stage booster in a record setting turnaround time of just 21 days at dinnertime Friday evening, April 29 carrying the next batch of Starlink internet satellites to LEO from Florida’s Space Coast into virtually clear blue skies but with hefty ground

Spectacular Overnight SpaceX Blastoff for US Italian Crew-4 Astronauts on Dragon ‘Freedom’ to ISS: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – The Crew-4 multinational team of astronauts from the US and Italy blasted off in the wee hours overnight in spectacular fashion,  Wednesday, April 27, atop a recycled SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida while seated inside the brand new SpaceX Crew Dragon Freedom spacecraft, bound for