Unprecedented Floating SpaceX Falcon 9 Hoisted from Port Canaveral, Fin and Leg Appendages Detached: Gallery

Landing legs are dissected off SpaceX Falcon 9 one by one by crane crews on 11 Dec. 2018 after floating into Port Canaveral on 7 Dec. towed by tugboats crews after sea ditch landing following successful Dragon cargo launch for NASA to ISS on 5 Dec. 2018.  Credit: Ken Kremer/kenkremer.com/spaceupclose.com Ken Kremer  —SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM –13 December 2018 PORT CANAVERAL, FL

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft Arrives at Asteroid Bennu

This image of Bennu was taken by the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft from a distance of around 50 miles (80 km).  Credits: NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona Ken Kremer  —SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM –10 December 2018 KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL –  After a two year and over two billion kilometer (1.2 billion mile) interplanetary journey NASA’s Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft arrived

NASA’s Insight Lander Snaps 1st Selfie on Red Planet

This is NASA InSight’s first selfie on Mars. It displays the lander’s solar panels and deck. On top of the deck are its science instruments, weather sensor booms and UHF antenna. The selfie was taken on Dec. 6, 2018 (Sol 10).  Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech Ken Kremer  —SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM –11 December 2018 CAPE CANAVERAL, FL –  NASA’s newest probe on Mars –

Missile Meets Missile Sub: Departing USS Indiana Nuclear Submarine Zooms Past Floating SpaceX Falcon 9 in Chance Encounter at Port Canaveral: Photos

2 Marvels of Technology and ships passing at sea- Floating SpaceX Falcon 9 arriving and USS Indiana nuclear submarine departing Port Canaveral & Jetty Park Pier on 7 Dec. 2018.  Soaring to Space and Submerging at Sea. Credit: Ken Kremer/kenkremer.com/spaceupclose.com Ken Kremer  —SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM –8 December 2018 PORT CANAVERAL, FL – Missile meets Missile Sub at Port Canaveral, Florida.  Two marvels of technology

SpaceX Falcon 9 Launches Dragon Cargo Ship to ISS, Failure Aborts Booster Landing Safely to Sea: Photos

A SpaceX Dragon spacecraft launches to the International Space Station at 1:16 p.m. EST Dec. 5, 2018, on a Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida carrying more than 5,600 pounds of research equipment, cargo and supplies on the 16th resupply mission for NASA. Credit: Ken Kremer/kenkremer.com/spaceupclose.com Ken Kremer  —SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM

SpaceX, NASA Set for Dragon Commercial Cargo Launch to ISS Dec. 5: Watch Live, Photos

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket poised for liftoff on Dragon CRS-16 cargo ship mission to the ISS from Space Launch Complex-40 on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL, on Dec. 5, 2018 at 1:16 pm EST. Credit: Ken Kremer/kenkremer.com/spaceupclose.com Ken Kremer  —SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM –5 December 2018 KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL –  After a race against time to replace moldy mouse bars

Welcome Aboard Soyuz Crew! Multinational Trio Launches Safely, Docks Successfully at ISS

A Soyuz booster rocket launches the Soyuz MS-11 spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Monday, Dec. 3, 2018 carrying Expedition 58 Soyuz crew to the ISS – as seen and photographed from the ISS by ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst.   Ken Kremer  —SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM –3 December 2018 KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL –  The International Space Station (ISS) is