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 Sun Touching Parker Solar Probe Rolls to Cape Canaveral Launch Pad for Aug. 11 Blastoff: Photos

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe encapsulated in payload fairing is on the move as its rolling from Astrotech processing facility in Titusville on July 30 to Space Launch Complex-37 on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL for hoisting atop United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket and launch targeted for Aug. 11, 2018. Credit: Ken Kremer/kenkremer.com/spaceupclose.com Ken Kremer  —   SpaceUpClose.com  —  

SpaceX Retracts Falcon 9 Landing Leg 1st Time on Sea Landed ‘Flight-Proven’ Booster, Achieving Milestone for Faster Turnaround: Photo/Video Gallery

Falcon 9 first stage landing leg is retracted for the first time ever in a post landing operation against the side of the recovered core on July 27, 2018 using hoisting 2 cables pulled from the top of the newly utilized square shaped cap apparatus bolted on top of the booster.  As observed from Port Canaveral, FL. Credit: Ken Kremer/kenkremer.com/spaceupclose.com

Surreal Sunrise Greets Arrival of SpaceX Sea Landed Booster into Port Canaveral: Gallery

Sea landed SpaceX Falcon 9 1st stage booster arrives at sunrise into Port Canaveral, FL on July 25 passing by Jetty Park Pier. Following launch of Telstar 19v telecomsat from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station July 22, 2018: Credit: Ken Kremer/kenkremer.com/spaceupclose.com Ken Kremer  —   SpaceUpClose.com  —   25 July 2018 PORT CANAVERAL, FL – A surreal

Recovered Payload Fairing from SpaceX Telstar launch Sails into Port Canaveral, Booster on the Way

Ocean recovered piece of spent and mangled payload fairing from SpaceX Telstar 19V launch from Cape Canaveral on July 22, sails into Port Canaveral, FL, resting exposed on top of GO Pursuit vessel two days later on July 24, 2018.  Credit: Ken Kremer/kenkremer.com/spaceupclose.com Ken Kremer  —   SpaceUpClose.com  —   24 July 2018 PORT CANAVERAL, FL –  A large broken off mangled

Beefed Up SpaceX Falcon 9 Blazes Beautiful Nighttime Trail to Orbit Carrying Hefty Telstar 19V Telecomsat: Photos

Streak Shot! Beefed Up SpaceX Falcon 9 blazes trail to geostationary orbit carrying massive Telstar 19 VANTAGE telecom satellite after launch at 1:50 a.m. EDT, July 22, 2018 from Space Launch Complex-40 on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL – seen in this long duration exposure photo taken as the rocket soars over the Max Brewer Bridge in Titusville, Fl. 

Massive Canadian Comsat Set for Nighttime Cape Canaveral Blastoff on Upgraded SpaceX Booster July 22: Watch Live

Beautiful sunset view of raised Falcon 9 upgraded Block 5 rocket at Space Launch Complex-40 for SpaceX middle of the night 1:50 AM ET launch of massive Telstar 19 VANTAGE comsat from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station targeted for July 22, 2018.  Credit: Ken Kremer/kenkremer.com/spaceupclose.com Ken Kremer  —   SpaceUpClose.com  —   21 July 2018 CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, FL –  A

SpaceX Completes Hot Fire Test of Upgraded Falcon 9 Booster, Targeting Telstar Overnight Florida Launch July 22

SpaceX conducts successful static fire test of upgraded Block 5 Falcon 9 first stage at 5:00 p.m. EDT on July 18 at Space Launch Complex-40 on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, for Telstar 19 VANTAGE launch targeted for July 22, 2018.  Credit: Ken Kremer/kenkremer.com/spaceupclose.com  Ken Kremer  —   SpaceUpClose.com  —   18 July 2018 MERRITT ISLAND NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE/CANAVERAL NATIONAL SEASHORE,

Cygnus Commercial Cargo Departs Space Station for Extended Mission

The Cygnus OA-9 cargo craft slowly departs the space station after its release from the Canadarm2 robotic arm on July 15, 2018 . Credit: NASA TV/Space UpClose Ken Kremer  —   SpaceUpClose.com  —   15 July 2018 CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – The Cygnus commercial cargo craft departed the International Space Station on Sunday morning after being released from the grip of the

Cygnus Cargo Ship Demonstrates 1st US Reboost of Space Station since Shuttle Retirement

Orbital ATK Cygnus cargo spacecraft is set to depart the International Space Station on July 15, 2018 nearly two months after delivery of several tons of supplies and scientific experiments to the orbiting laboratory and after performing successful reboost demonstration test on July 10.  Credits: NASA Ken Kremer  —   SpaceUpClose.com  —   14 July 2018 CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – The Orbital