Silent 100 Days NASA’s Opportunity Rover Emerges from Martian Dust Storm: Orbital Photo

NASA’s Opportunity rover appears as a blip in the center of this square. This image taken on Sept. 20, 2018 by HiRISE, a high-resolution camera onboard NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, shows the dust storm over Perseverance Valley has substantially cleared. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Arizona  Ken Kremer  —   SpaceUpClose.com  —   25 September 2018 CAPE CANAVERAL, FL –   Still silent after

Legless Recovered Falcon 9 Rolls into Cape for Future SpaceX Launch Recycling: Gallery

Legless SpaceX Falcon 9 recovered first stage is transported horizontally from Port Canaveral into Cape Canaveral Air Force Station atop multi-wheel transporter on Sept. 15, 2018, after detachment of all four landing legs utilizing square shaped ‘Booster Lift/Leg Retraction Device’ (BLLRD) apparatus bolted on top of the booster and since removed.  From Telstar 18v launch. For eventual launch recycling –

Japanese Billionaire Named as 1st Private Passenger on SpaceX BFR Mission to the Moon

SpaceX CEO and founder Elon Musk (left) announces and Yusaku Maezawa, (right) founder of the Japanese retail site Zozo, as the private paying passenger for SpaceX’s private BFR lunar mission launching in 2023, at SpaceX’s headquarters in Hawthorne, California, on Sept. 17, 2018. Credit: SpaceX webcast screenshot Ken Kremer  —   SpaceUpClose.com  —   17 September 2018 CAPE CANAVERAL, FL –  Japanese

Historic Last ULA Delta II Rocket Launches NASA’s ICESat-2 to Probe Earth’s Ice Sheets

The United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta II rocket with the NASA Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite-2 (ICESat-2) onboard is seen shortly after the mobile service tower at SLC-2 was rolled back, Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018, at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The ICESat-2 mission will measure the changing height of Earth’s ice.  Credits: NASA/ Bill Ingalls Ken Kremer 

SpaceX Landed Booster Arrives Beautifully Back in Port Canaveral Before Hurricane: Photos

SpaceX Falcon 9 first stage booster arrives back into Port Canaveral, FL on Sep. 12, 2018 guided by SpaceX Naval fleet atop the ocean going OCISLY droneship platform upon which it landed after launching the Telstar 18v comsat on Sep 10 from Space Launch Complex-40 on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL.  Credit: Ken Kremer/kenkremer.com/spaceupclose.com Ken Kremer  —   SpaceUpClose.com  —  

Spectacular Midnight Launch of Telstar 18 VANTAGE Telecomsat on SpaceX Falcon 9 from Florida: Gallery

Mirror Image Launch Streak: SpaceX Falcon 9 soars past NASA’s iconic Vehicle Assembly Building with flames naturally reflecting in the waters of Indian River Lagoon, Titusville after launch of powerful Telstar 18 VANTAGE telecom satellite at 12:45 a.m. EDT, September 10, 2018 from Space Launch Complex-40 on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL – in this long duration exposure photo.