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.

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe Marks 1st Post-Launch Milestones with Course Correction & Instrument Deployments

The United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket launches NASA’s Parker Solar Probe to touch the Sun and dive into the corona, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018, at 3:31 a.m. EDT from Space Launch Complex 37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. From camera at pad. Credit: Ken Kremer/kenkremer.com/spaceupclose.com Ken Kremer  —   SpaceUpClose.com  —   21 August 2018 KENNEDY SPACE CENTER,

Astronaut Walkway for SpaceX Crew Dragon Installed at Florida Launch Pad: Photos

SpaceX Crew Access Arm walkway for NASA astronauts boarding commercial Crew Dragon capsule for missions to the International Space Station is lifted with cranes and installed into position to the top of Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center- as seen on Aug. 20, 2018. Credit: Ken Kremer/kenkremer.com/spaceupclose.com Ken Kremer  —   SpaceUpClose.com  —   20 Aug 2018 KENNEDY SPACE CENTER,

Photos: SpaceX Crew Access Arm & White Room Harnessed for Hoisting at Florida Spaceport for Dragon’s NASA Astronaut Flights to ISS

Crew Access Arm walkway and White Room for NASA astronauts boarding commercial SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule for flights to the International Space Station is harnessed for hoisting with work crews and cranes atop Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center- as seen on Aug. 18, 2018. Credit: Ken Kremer/kenkremer.com/spaceupclose.com  Ken Kremer  —   SpaceUpClose.com  —   18 Aug 2018 KENNEDY SPACE

Astronaut Walkway for SpaceX Crew Dragon Arrives at NASA’s Historic Florida Launch Pad 39A: Photos

Crew access arm walkway for NASA astronauts boarding commercial SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule for astronaut flights to the International Space Station arrives atop Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center- as seen on Aug. 17, 2018. Credit: Ken Kremer/kenkremer.com/spaceupclose.com Ken Kremer  —   SpaceUpClose.com  —   17 Aug 2018 KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL- The crew access arm that serves as the

1st Re-Flown Ocean Landed Block 5 SpaceX Falcon 9 Arrives Back to Port Canaveral: Photos

Birds of a different feather. As water fowl frolick 1st reflowed and re-recovered upgraded SpaceX Falcon 9 sails into the mouth of Port Canaveral past Jetty Park Pier, FL, on Aug. 9, 2018. The SpaceX rocket launched the Merah Putih comsat on Aug. 7 from Space Launch Complex-40 on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL.  Credit: Ken Kremer/kenkremer.com/spaceupclose.com Ken Kremer 

Dazzling Delta IV Heavy Blastoff Delivers NASA’s Parker Solar Probe on Daring Mission: Gallery

Ignition of all three RS-68A main engines + hydrogen burn off as NASA’s Parker Solar Probe is propelled to study and fly through our Sun’s corona atop the United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket launched Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018, at 3:31 a.m. EDT from Launch Complex 37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. Credit: Ken Kremer/kenkremer.com/spaceupclose.com Ken Kremer  —  

Magnificent Launch for NASA’s Parker Solar Probe on Historic Journey to Touch Sun: Photos

The United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket launches NASA’s Parker Solar Probe to touch the Sun, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018, at 3:31 a.m. EDT from Launch Complex 37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. Parker Solar Probe is humanity’s first-ever mission into a part of the Sun’s atmosphere called the corona. Credit: Ken Kremer/kenkremer.com/spaceupclose.com Ken Kremer  —   SpaceUpClose.com 

Countdown Resumes for 2nd Launch Attempt for NASA’s Bold Parker Solar Mission Aug 12: Watch Live

Pastel prelaunch sunset view of United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket carrying NASA’s historic Parker Solar Probe on the eve of Aug. 12, 2018 launch from Launch Complex 37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida.  Credit: Ken Kremer/kenkremer.com/spaceupclose.com Ken Kremer  —   SpaceUpClose.com  —   12 August 2018 KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – The countdown has resumed for the 2nd