Category: General News

All-Civilian Inspiration4 Crew Launches on Historic Picture Perfect Ride to Orbit on SpaceX Falcon 9: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – The all-civilian Inspiration4 crew launched on a  history making first-of-its-kind mission for a picture perfect ride to orbit atop a recycled SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on Sept. 15 aboard a Crew Dragon spacecraft from Florida’s Space Coast – none of them government or professional astronauts – with the goal of raising

SpaceX Targets Sept. 15 for Falcon 9 Liftoff of Inspiration4 on 1st All-Civilian Mission to Orbit in Crew Dragon: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – SpaceX is targeting Wednesday evening, Sept. 15, for liftoff of the Inspiration4 mission on the world’s first all civilian mission to low Earth orbit with a crew of four private people aboard a Crew Dragon spacecraft – none of them government astronauts – with the goal of raising awareness and significant

Boeing Scrubs Starliner Launch Attempt for NASA Due to Propulsion System Problems: Photos

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL –  Boeing’s Starliner CST-100 crew capsule astronaut ferry ship launch attempt this morning, Tuesday, Aug. 3, was scrubbed indefinitely due to problems with the “unexpected valve position indications in the propulsion system” as the spacecraft was poised for liftoff on its second attempt at an unpiloted test flight to reach the International Space Station (ISS) for

NASA, Boeing Retarget Starliner Test Launch to ISS on Atlas V to Aug. 3 After Nauka Thruster Event: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL –  NASA has retargeted the liftoff of Boeing’s Starliner CST-100 crew capsule astronaut ferry ship on its second unpiloted test flight to the International Space Station (ISS) to midday August 3 atop an Atlas V rocket from Florida’s Spaceport following the inadvertent thrust firing incident of the newly docked Russian Nauka science module

ISS Loses Orientation Control After Newly Docked Russian Nauka Module Fires Thrusters, Forces Starliner Delay

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL –  In a case of ‘High Drama at the High Frontier’ in an event filled day, the International Space Station (ISS) temporarily lost orientation control and was tilted out from its normal orbital flight path just three hours after the docking of Russia’s newly arrived ‘Nauka’ science module when its maneuvering thrusters unexpectedly

Russia Launches “Nauka” Science Lab Module to International Space Station

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – It’s been years in the making but Russia finally launched the “Nauka” science module to the International Space Station – marking their biggest addition since the early days of the Earth orbiting outpost and one that will significantly  enhance cosmonaut research and capabilities. The uncrewed Russian Multipurpose Laboratory Module (MLM) “Nauka” successfully and