Category: General News

NASA Successfully Completes Critical Cryogenic Tanking Test for Artemis 1 Moon Rocket: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – NASA successfully completed the critical cryogenic tanking test for the Artemis 1 Moon rocket on Wednesday, Sept. 21, after teams encountered another significant hydrogen leak near the start of the loading process engineers and then effectively resolved them in a timely manner at Launch Complex 39B at the Kennedy Space Center

NASA Delays SLS Cryogenic Tanking Test to Sept. 21 and Artemis 1 Moon Rocket Launch to NET Late September: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – NASA says technicians have completed repairs to the leaking hydrogen fuel line on the mammoth Artemis 1 Moon rocket out at launch pad 39B which in turn will allow the team to move forward and carry out a full tanking demonstration test of super cold cryogenics to verify whether the dangerous

Blue Origin Uncrewed Capsule Saved by Abort after New Shepard Rocket Fails on Science Mission

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – Blue Origin and company founder Jeff Bezos suffered a significant setback when their commercial New Shepard rocket failed for the first time ever about one minute after liftoff Monday morning, Sept. 12 from West Texas. Fortunately, however the capsule survived when it was saved by the abort motor which was automatically triggered

NASA Artemis 1 Moon Rocket and Record Setting SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Duo Simultaneously Vertical at KSC Launch Complex 39 after SLS Scrub: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CANAVERAL NATIONAL SEASHORE/KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – For a brief day in early September a darling rocket duo were standing simultaneously vertical at the sister pads Launch Pads 39B and 39A at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida – namely NASA’s Artemis 1 maiden SLS/Orion Mega Moon rocket and SpaceX’s record-breaking recycled Falcon 9 rocket

China Launches and Docks Next Module to Space Station But Booster to Fall Uncontrolled to Earth

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL –  China’s heavy lift Long March 5B rocket successfully launched a new science module to orbit and docked it to their growing space station, Sunday morning, July 24, with a trio of astronauts serving aboard in another major sign of the country’s burgeoning space programs and capabilities. While the rocket launch and laboratory