Crew-5 Astronaut-Cosmonaut Team Arrives Aboard Commercial Crew Dragon at International Space Station

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – After a 29-hour orbital chase through space the multinational NASA Crew-5 quartet of astronaut and cosmonaut spaceflyers rendezvoused and docked with the International Space Station (ISS) Thursday afternoon, Oct. 6 arriving aboard their SpaceX commercial Crew Dragon spacecraft. following a picture-perfect blastoff at 12 Noon, Wednesday, Oct. 5 from NASA’s Kennedy

Space Coast Launch Triad Starts with ULA Atlas V Lofting SES TV Commercial Comsat Duo: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL SPACE FORCE STATION, FL –  An exciting and rare back to back to back launch triad from the Space Coast started with the liftoff of the venerable United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket carrying a payload duo of commercial TV telecommunications broadcast satellites for North American customers for global satellite operator SES. Liftoff

US-Russian-Japanese Crew Blastoff from Florida to Space Station on NASA SpaceX Crew-5 Science Mission: Photos

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL –  The multinational NASA Crew-5 quartet of spaceflyers blasted off beautifully at 12 Noon, Wednesday, Oct. 5 from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida on a history making science mission bound for the International Space Station (ISS) that for the first time comprises a mixed crew of NASA and Japanese astronauts as well as the

Artemis 1 Moved to VAB Protective Hangar at Kennedy due to Hurricane Ian: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – In the face of the impending devastating threat from monster Hurricane Ian approaching the Florida peninsula including the Space Coast NASA technicians successfully moved the Artemis 1 Moon rocket back to inside the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) protective hangar Tuesday morning, Sept. 27, after starting the 4-mile trip from atop launch

Last Look at Artemis 1 atop Launch Pad 39B Before Rollback to VAB Shelter due to Hurricane Ian: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM PLAYALINDA BEACH/KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – Due to the impending threat from monster Hurricane Ian approaching the Florida peninsula including the Space Coast NASA officials have decided to roll the Artemis I Space Launch System (SLS) rocket and Orion spacecraft back to the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) protective shelter on late Monday evening, Sept. 26. “NASA

NASA Successfully Completes Critical Cryogenic Tanking Test for Artemis 1 Moon Rocket: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – NASA successfully completed the critical cryogenic tanking test for the Artemis 1 Moon rocket on Wednesday, Sept. 21, after teams encountered another significant hydrogen leak near the start of the loading process engineers and then effectively resolved them in a timely manner at Launch Complex 39B at the Kennedy Space Center

NASA Delays SLS Cryogenic Tanking Test to Sept. 21 and Artemis 1 Moon Rocket Launch to NET Late September: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – NASA says technicians have completed repairs to the leaking hydrogen fuel line on the mammoth Artemis 1 Moon rocket out at launch pad 39B which in turn will allow the team to move forward and carry out a full tanking demonstration test of super cold cryogenics to verify whether the dangerous

Blue Origin Uncrewed Capsule Saved by Abort after New Shepard Rocket Fails on Science Mission

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – Blue Origin and company founder Jeff Bezos suffered a significant setback when their commercial New Shepard rocket failed for the first time ever about one minute after liftoff Monday morning, Sept. 12 from West Texas. Fortunately, however the capsule survived when it was saved by the abort motor which was automatically triggered