Category: General News

SpaceX Set for Another Try for 10th Starlink Launch Overnight Aug. 7 as Weather Improves: Watch Live/Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL –  After multiple delays amounting to six weeks resulting from unspecified technical issues and definitively horrendous weather conditions SpaceX is set to try again to the launch of the next batch of their Starlink broadband internet satellites overnight Friday Aug. 7 just past midnight from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. And

All Legs Retracted on Recycled SpaceX Falcon 9 at Port Canaveral from Korean Launch Amidst Mars Rover Launch and Crew Dragon Splashdown: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM PORT CANAVERAL, FL – Amidst all the excitement this past week from NASA’s successful launch of the spectacular Mars 2020 Perseverance rover astrobiology science mission to the Red Planet on July 30 and the events leading up to the successful 1st splashdown of American astronauts in 45 years on Aug. 2 and 1st crewed launch from

Key Connecting Adapter for NASA’s Maiden SLS Moon Rocket for Artemis 1 mission arrives at Kennedy: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL –  As NASA was in the final stages of launching the historic Mars 2020 Perseverance rover to the Red Planet and preparing for the historic splashdown return of two NASA astronauts from the first piloted Crew Dragon test flight to the Space Station, a key connecting component for the maiden test flight

Crew Dragon Undocks Saturday from ISS for Historic Splashdown Sunday with 1st NASA Astronauts: Watch Live

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – After 64 days in space on the history-making first human spaceflight launch to space from US soil in nine years  the two-man veteran crew of NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley undocked from the International Space Station (ISS) as planned this evening Saturday, Aug. 1 inside their SpaceX Demo-2 Crew Dragon

SpaceX Crew Dragon Set to Depart ISS Today Aug. 1 with 2 NASA Astronauts: Watch Live

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – After two action packed months in space the two-man veteran crew of NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley will depart the International Space Station (ISS) later today, Saturday, Aug. 1 inside their history-making SpaceX Demo-2 Crew Dragon Endeavour test vehicle and return to Earth tomorrow afternoon Aug. 2 for the 1st

NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover Launches to the Red Planet in Search of Life: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION/KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL –  NASA’s $2.7 Billion Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover launched today on a 300 million mile (500 million km) interplanetary journey atop a powerful United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket under picture perfect skies from the Florida Space Coast to the Red Planet where she will rove an ancient

ULA Atlas V Rocket Poised for Liftoff July 30 with NASA’s Red Planet Rover Perseverance: Watch Live/Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION/KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL –  NASA’s $2.7 Billion Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover is poised for liftoff standing vertical for her Destination Mars interplanetary journey – after she rolled out to launch pad 41 yesterday morning bolted atop the powerful United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket that will propel her to space for

Mars 2020 Exploration Mission Guide from RocketSTEM and Space UpClose: Free Download

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – Enjoy our “Mars 2020 Exploration Mission Guide” about NASA’s  Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover and Ingenuity Helicopter brought to you by the journalists at RocketSTEM magazine and Space UpClose space news website. Plus – the Mars guide is both educational and fun!! Our Guide is created specifically for the public at large