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

NASA, Boeing Retarget Starliner Test Launch to ISS on Atlas V to Aug. 3 After Nauka Thruster Event: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL –  NASA has retargeted the liftoff of Boeing’s Starliner CST-100 crew capsule astronaut ferry ship on its second unpiloted test flight to the International Space Station (ISS) to midday August 3 atop an Atlas V rocket from Florida’s Spaceport following the inadvertent thrust firing incident of the newly docked Russian Nauka science module

ISS Loses Orientation Control After Newly Docked Russian Nauka Module Fires Thrusters, Forces Starliner Delay

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL –  In a case of ‘High Drama at the High Frontier’ in an event filled day, the International Space Station (ISS) temporarily lost orientation control and was tilted out from its normal orbital flight path just three hours after the docking of Russia’s newly arrived ‘Nauka’ science module when its maneuvering thrusters unexpectedly

Russia Launches “Nauka” Science Lab Module to International Space Station

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – It’s been years in the making but Russia finally launched the “Nauka” science module to the International Space Station – marking their biggest addition since the early days of the Earth orbiting outpost and one that will significantly  enhance cosmonaut research and capabilities. The uncrewed Russian Multipurpose Laboratory Module (MLM) “Nauka” successfully and