Cygnus Cargo Ship Demonstrates 1st US Reboost of Space Station since Shuttle Retirement

Orbital ATK Cygnus cargo spacecraft is set to depart the International Space Station on July 15, 2018 nearly two months after delivery of several tons of supplies and scientific experiments to the orbiting laboratory and after performing successful reboost demonstration test on July 10.  Credits: NASA Ken Kremer  —   SpaceUpClose.com  —   14 July 2018 CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – The Orbital

Dual Launch Towers at Cape Canaveral Fall, Demolishing 6 Decades of Superlative Space & Science History: Photos

Explosive demolition of the two launch towers and gantries comprising historic Space Launch Complex-17 (SLC-17) on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL.  Historic pads 17A and 17B were destroyed at 7 a.m. EDT July 12, 2018. First launches from both pads occurred in 1957. Credit: Ken Kremer/kenkremer.com/spaceupclose.com Ken Kremer  —   SpaceUpClose.com  —   12 July 2018 CAPE CANAVERAL/JETTY PARK, FL – 

Historic Cape Canaveral Launch Complex 17 Set to Be Demolished, Erasing Space History: Last Intact Up Close Photos

Last ‘Up Close’ historic photos taken of Space Launch Complex-17 (SLC-17) on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL on July 7 ahead of planned demolition of historic pads 17A and 17B slated for July 12, 2018. First launches from both pads occurred in 1957. Credit: Ken Kremer/kenkremer.com/spaceupclose.com CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, FL – One of the most historic launch

Parker Solar Probe Pushes Closer to August Launch with Wet Dress Rehearsal: Up Close Photos

The two stage United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy (left) launching NASA’s Parker Solar Probe stands vertical and exposed on July 7, 2018 after rollback of the Mobile Service Tower (right) at Space Launch Complex-37 on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL. Liftoff targeted for Aug. 4, 2018. Credit: Ken Kremer/kenkremer.com/spaceupclose.com Ken Kremer  —   SpaceUpClose.com  —   7 July 2018 CAPE

Dawn Snaps Stunning Close Up of Ceres Famous Bright Crater Near Mission End

This mosaic of a prominent mound located on the western side of Cerealia Facula showing famous bright spots of salt deposits inside Occator crater was newly obtained by NASA’s Dawn spacecraft on June 22, 2018 from a record low altitude of about 21 miles (34 kilometers) above Ceres, colorized mosaic.  Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA/Ken Kremer/kenkremer.com/Marco Di Lorenzo Ken Kremer  —   SpaceUpClose.com  —  

Fabulous ‘Space Jellyfish’ Floods Florida Space Coast Twilight Skies as SpaceX Falcon 9 Soars to Space Station: Gallery

Long exposure streak shot of spectacularly beautiful and successful launch of SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket before dawn at 5:42 a.m. on June 29, 2018 from Space Launch Complex-40 on Cape Canaveral Air Force, as it arcs over and disappears near the horizon on the way to orbit.  It is carrying the Dragon CRS-15 cargo ship loaded with 3 tons of science for NASA to the

Stunning SpaceX Falcon 9/Dragon PreDawn Resupply Launch to ISS Mesmerizers Skywatchers with Moving Jellyfish-like Figure: Photos

Long exposure streak shot of spectacularly beautiful and successful launch of SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket before dawn at 5:42 a.m. on June 29, 2018 from Space Launch Complex-40 on Cape Canaveral Air Force.  It is carrying the Dragon CRS-15cargo ship loaded with 3 tons of science for NASA  to the ISS  – captured from roof of NASA’s iconic VAB at the Kennedy Space

Used SpaceX Falcon 9/Dragon Set for Spectacular Pre-Dawn Blastoff June 29 to ISS Carrying CIMON Artificial Intelligence Astronaut Assistant: Watch Live

Under gloomy skies this up close view shows the reused SpaceX Dragon CRS-15 spacecraft joined to the reused Falcon 9 first stage resting horizontal at Space Launch Complex-40 on June 28 prior to resupply mission to the ISS targeted for launch June 29, 2018 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida.  Credit: Ken Kremer/kenkremer.com/spaceupclose.com Ken Kremer  —   SpaceUpClose.com  —   28