SpaceX Ready for 1st Re-Flight of Falcon 9 Block 5, Targets Middle-of-the-Night Launch Aug. 7: Watch Live

Sunset at Space Launch Complex-40 for SpaceX recycled Block 5 model Falcon 9 for Merah Putih telecomsat slated for overnight launch at 1:18 a.m. EDT on Aug, 7, 2018 on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.  Credit: Ken Kremer/kenkremer.com/spaceupclose.com Ken Kremer  —   SpaceUpClose.com  —   6 August 2018 CAPE CANAVERAL Air FORCS STATION/TITUSVILLE, FL – SpaceX has erected their recycled rocket and

NASA Introduces 9 Astronauts to Lead US Back to Orbit on Boeing, SpaceX Commercial Flights from US Soil! Including Last Shuttle Commander

NASA introduced to the world on Aug. 3, 2018, the first U.S. astronauts who will fly on American-made, commercial spacecraft to and from the International Space Station (ISS).  The agency assigned nine astronauts to crew the first test flight and mission of both Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner and SpaceX’s Crew Dragon. The astronauts are, from left to right: Sunita Williams, Josh

NASA Set to Name Astronaut Crews for First Boeing, SpaceX Flights to the International Space Station

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. Credits: NASA Ken Kremer  —   SpaceUpClose.com  —   2 Aug 2018 CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – The day we’ve all been waiting

SpaceX Completes Successful Static Fire Test for Indonesian Merah Putih Comsat Launching Overnight Aug. 7

SpaceX runs successful static fire test of Block 5 Falcon 9 first stage at 12:46 p.m. EDT on Aug. 2 at Space Launch Complex-40 on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, for Merah Putih launch targeted for Aug. 7, 2018.  Credit: Ken Kremer/kenkremer.com/spaceupclose.com Ken Kremer  —   SpaceUpClose.com  —   2 August 2018 TITUSVILLE, FL – On a horribly hazy and sweltering midsummers

SpaceX Decides to Dissect All Falcon 9 Landing Legs on Atlantic Ocean Landed Upgraded Booster, Retractions on Hold: Gallery

All 4 landing legs from SpaceX Falcon 9 are back down to landed position after retracted left side leg was relowered in this night view from Port Canaveral, Fl taken on July 28, 2018. All 4 legs were then dissected off from the recovered booster that launched Telstar 19 telecomsat. Credit: Ken Kremer/kenkremer.com/spaceupclose.com Ken Kremer  —   SpaceUpClose.com  —   30

NASA’s Sun Touching Parker Solar Probe Rolls to Cape Canaveral Launch Pad for Aug. 11 Blastoff: Photos

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe encapsulated in payload fairing is on the move as its rolling from Astrotech processing facility in Titusville on July 30 to Space Launch Complex-37 on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL for hoisting atop United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket and launch targeted for Aug. 11, 2018. Credit: Ken Kremer/kenkremer.com/spaceupclose.com Ken Kremer  —   SpaceUpClose.com  —  

SpaceX Retracts Falcon 9 Landing Leg 1st Time on Sea Landed ‘Flight-Proven’ Booster, Achieving Milestone for Faster Turnaround: Photo/Video Gallery

Falcon 9 first stage landing leg is retracted for the first time ever in a post landing operation against the side of the recovered core on July 27, 2018 using hoisting 2 cables pulled from the top of the newly utilized square shaped cap apparatus bolted on top of the booster.  As observed from Port Canaveral, FL. Credit: Ken Kremer/kenkremer.com/spaceupclose.com

Surreal Sunrise Greets Arrival of SpaceX Sea Landed Booster into Port Canaveral: Gallery

Sea landed SpaceX Falcon 9 1st stage booster arrives at sunrise into Port Canaveral, FL on July 25 passing by Jetty Park Pier. Following launch of Telstar 19v telecomsat from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station July 22, 2018: Credit: Ken Kremer/kenkremer.com/spaceupclose.com Ken Kremer  —   SpaceUpClose.com  —   25 July 2018 PORT CANAVERAL, FL – A surreal

Recovered Payload Fairing from SpaceX Telstar launch Sails into Port Canaveral, Booster on the Way

Ocean recovered piece of spent and mangled payload fairing from SpaceX Telstar 19V launch from Cape Canaveral on July 22, sails into Port Canaveral, FL, resting exposed on top of GO Pursuit vessel two days later on July 24, 2018.  Credit: Ken Kremer/kenkremer.com/spaceupclose.com Ken Kremer  —   SpaceUpClose.com  —   24 July 2018 PORT CANAVERAL, FL –  A large broken off mangled

Beefed Up SpaceX Falcon 9 Blazes Beautiful Nighttime Trail to Orbit Carrying Hefty Telstar 19V Telecomsat: Photos

Streak Shot! Beefed Up SpaceX Falcon 9 blazes trail to geostationary orbit carrying massive Telstar 19 VANTAGE telecom satellite after launch at 1:50 a.m. EDT, July 22, 2018 from Space Launch Complex-40 on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL – seen in this long duration exposure photo taken as the rocket soars over the Max Brewer Bridge in Titusville, Fl.