Category: General News

Astronauts Grapple Commercial Cygnus Cargo Freighter upon ISS Arrival, To Unload 4 Tons NASA Science: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM NASA WALLOPS FLIGHT FACILITY, VA – A pair of NASA’s female American astronauts successfully grappled the Cygnus commercial cargo freighter using the Canadian-built hi tech robotic arm Monday morning, Nov. 4 after its flawless and beautiful blastoff from NASA’s mid-Atlantic launch base on Virginia’s shores on Saturday, Nov. 2 and two day voyage from the Earth

SpaceX Completes Successful Falcon 9 Static Fire Test, Targets Starlink Launch Nov. 11 with Reused Fairing and Booster

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM TITUSVILLE, FL- SpaceX engineers completed a lunchtime static fire test of their Falcon 9 rocket today Tuesday, Nov. 5 on Cape Canaveral and are now targeting Monday morning Nov. 11 for launch of the second batch of 60 Starlink broadband satellites to LEO – the mission also marks a major new milestone in rocket recycling by

Gorgeous Liftoff for Antares Rocket and Cygnus Cargo Freighter Carrying Space Cookie Oven, Mice and EVA Tools to ISS: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM NASA WALLOPS FLIGHT FACILITY, VA – After mid-week torrential downpours cleared out hordes of space enthusiasts witnessed a gorgeous liftoff of the most powerful version of the Northrop Grumman commercial Antares rocket and Cygnus cargo freighter from NASA’s mid-Atlantic launch base on Virginia’s eastern shore to the International Space Station on Saturday, Nov. 2 carrying a

Breakfast Blastoff Set for Antares Rocket from Virginia to ISS Saturday Nov. 2, Weather 95% GO: Watch Live

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM NASA WALLOPS FLIGHT FACILITY, VA – All systems are GO for the planned breakfast blastoff of the private Antares rocket and Cygnus cargo freighter from NASA’s launch base on Virginia’s eastern shore to the International Space Station on Saturday, Nov. 2 on a commercial resupply mission for NASA delivering over 4 tons of research investigations and

Upgraded Antares Rocket Rolls to Virginia Launch Pad for Resupply Mission from NASA Wallops to ISS: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM NASA WALLOPS FLIGHT FACILITY, VA – The upgraded commercial Antares rocket and Cygnus cargo freighter from Northrop Grumman rolled out Monday morning Oct 29 about 1 mile from the processing hanger to NASA’s oceanside pad on the eastern shore of Virginia on a resupply mission to the International Space Station carrying over 4 tons of research

Blue Origin Announces National Team for NASA’s Artemis Human Lunar Landing Program

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL- The race to develop a human lunar lander for NASA’s new Artemis program to a great leap forward this week when Blue Origin’s founder billionaire Jeff Bezos announced the formation of a ‘national team’ of four highly experienced US industrial giants – including Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Draper Labs and Blue Origin –