All-Civilian Inspiration4 Crew Launches on Historic Picture Perfect Ride to Orbit on SpaceX Falcon 9: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – The all-civilian Inspiration4 crew launched on a  history making first-of-its-kind mission for a picture perfect ride to orbit atop a recycled SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on Sept. 15 aboard a Crew Dragon spacecraft from Florida’s Space Coast – none of them government or professional astronauts – with the goal of raising

SpaceX Targets Sept. 15 for Falcon 9 Liftoff of Inspiration4 on 1st All-Civilian Mission to Orbit in Crew Dragon: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – SpaceX is targeting Wednesday evening, Sept. 15, for liftoff of the Inspiration4 mission on the world’s first all civilian mission to low Earth orbit with a crew of four private people aboard a Crew Dragon spacecraft – none of them government astronauts – with the goal of raising awareness and significant

SpaceX Launches Cargo Dragon Packed with NASA Science to Space Station on Overnight Flight from Florida

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM After a days delay due to inclement weather a SpaceX Dragon cargo ship took flight  on a spectacular middle of the night blastoff this morning, Sunday, Aug. 29, carrying over two tons of science and research investigations and supplies for NASA bound for the International Space Station (ISS) from Florida’s Spaceport. Liftoff of the flight proven two

NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter Captures Aerial View of Perseverance Rover on 11th Successful Flight

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – Can you spot NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover mothership in the new aerial photo – shown above – taken by the agency’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter during its 11th incredible and successful flight above? In addition to photographing Perseverance from above in the thin Martian air Ingenuity is functioning fantastically well as an active

Starliner Test Flight Suffers Setback Facing Lengthy Months Long Delay to Fix Faulty Propulsion Valves

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL –  The hard luck Boeing Starliner suffered another serious setback Friday involving a many months long launch delay for the critical second test flight to the International Space Station (ISS) when company officials concluded that much more time was needed to fix faulty propulsion valves discovered inside the spaceships service module and forcing a scrub during

Northrop Grumman Launches Cygnus Resupply Ship with 4 Tons NASA Science and Cargo to ISS

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – Northrop Grumman successfully launched their commercial Cygnus resupply spacecraft atop the firms Antares rocket loaded with over four tons of science investigations and cargo for NASA to the International Space Station (ISS) at 6:01 p.m. EDT Tuesday evening, August 11, from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. The Cygnus NG-16 cargo freighter

Boeing Starliner Rolls Back to Vertical Integration Facility as Propulsion Valve Problems Force Further Indefinite Delays

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL –  The Boeing Starliner astronaut ferry ship stacked atop the United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket was rolled back from Launch Complex-41 and returned to the Vertical Integration Facility (VIF) on Cape Canaveral Space Force Station on Thursday, August 5, after problems with the functionality and movement of propulsion valves in the

NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter Captures 3D Surveillance Imagery on 10th Successful Flight

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – It’s time to whip out your stereo glasses because NASA’s groundbreaking Ingenuity Helicopter captured its first ever 3D aerial view of Mars while flying above the Red Planet’s surface– and accomplished that during its most complex flight to date on July 24 during its 10th flight overall while functioning as an active aerial

Boeing Scrubs Starliner Launch Attempt for NASA Due to Propulsion System Problems: Photos

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL –  Boeing’s Starliner CST-100 crew capsule astronaut ferry ship launch attempt this morning, Tuesday, Aug. 3, was scrubbed indefinitely due to problems with the “unexpected valve position indications in the propulsion system” as the spacecraft was poised for liftoff on its second attempt at an unpiloted test flight to reach the International Space Station (ISS) for