NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope in Earth orbit. Credit: NASA Ken Kremer — SpaceUpClose.com — 9 October 2018 TITUSVILLE, FL – NASA’s premiere space observatory, the Hubble Space Telescope, entered safe mode after suffering a serious glitch with one its onboard gyroscopes this past Friday, Oct. 5. One of the current gyros used to aim and stabilize the telescope has failed.
Advanced Extremely High Frequency-4 (AEHF-4) jam-resistant national security military communications satellite for U.S. Air Force Space Command is encapsulated in 5 meter RUAG Space payload fairing as it rolls overnight Oct. 5, 2018 with convoy from Astrotech processing facility, Titusville, FL on public highways to Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL for upcoming night launch Oct. 17, 2018 on most
NASA’s Commercial Crew Program is working with the American aerospace industry as companies develop a new generation of spacecraft and launch systems to carry crews safely to and from low-Earth orbit – the SpaceX Crew Dragon and Boeing CST-100 Starliner. Initial test launches for both have slipped to 2019. Credits: NASA Ken Kremer — SpaceUpClose.com — 5 October 2018 CAPE
The Soyuz MS-08 spacecraft is seen as it lands with Expedition 56 Commander Drew Feustel and Flight Engineer Ricky Arnold of NASA, along with Flight Engineer and Soyuz Commander Oleg Artemyev of Roscosmos near the town of Zhezkazgan, Kazakhstan, Oct. 4, 2018. Feustel, Arnold, and Artemyev spent 197 days in space where they served as members of the Expedition 55
Illustration of NASA’s Parker Solar Probe passing Venus on Oct. 3, 2018 at a distance of 1500 miles (2400 km) above the surface. Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins APL/Steve Gribben Ken Kremer — SpaceUpClose.com — 3 October 2018 KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – NASA’s Parker Solar Probe completed its first flyby of the planet Venus early today, a critical maneuver that curved
Japan’s HTV-7 cargo ship is pictured shortly after being captured with the Canadarm2 robotic arm by NASA astronauts on September 27, 2018. Credit: ISS Ken Kremer — SpaceUpClose.com — 3 October 2018 CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – The rapid pace of comings and goings continue at the International Space Station (ISS), following the safe arrival of an unmanned Japanese cargo ship
NASA 60th anniversary commemorative statue displayed today Oct 1, 2018 on NASA’s 60th birthday as a US Federal Agency since Oct 1, 1958 – in the world famous Rocket Garden at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. Credit: Ken Kremer/kenkremer.com/spaceupclose.com Ken Kremer — SpaceUpClose.com — 1 October 2018 KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – NASA, the most inspiriting agency of the U.S.
The final United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta II rocket that launched NASA’s ICESat-2 mission stands poised for liftoff from Space Launch Complex-2 at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California on Sept 15, 2018. The same configuration with four strap-on solid rocket booster will be displayed in the lineup at the famous Rocket Garden at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in
Artist’s concept of United Launch Alliance’s Vulcan Centaur rocket powered by Blue Origin BE-4 booster engine launching from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL. Credit: ULA Ken Kremer — SpaceUpClose.com — 27 September 2018 CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – Following several years of work and intense speculation rocket builder United launch Alliance (ULA) has at least made the highly anticipated selection
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