Category: General News

SpaceX Rolls out and Raises Falcon 9 for Test Fire of Crew Dragon In-Flight Abort Test, KSC Launch Reset to Jan 18: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM MERRITT ISLAND NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE, CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – Overnight Wednesday SpaceX technicians rolled out and raised a modified and recycled Falcon 9 rocket this morning, Thursday, Jan. 9 slated for the Crew Dragon In-Flight Abort Test (IFA) at Launch Complex-39A to prepare for a critical static fire engine test in the coming days ahead of

SpaceX Completes Static Fire Test on Recycled Falcon 9 – Targets 3rd Starlink Liftoff Jan. 6 on 1st 2020 launch: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM TITUSVILLE, FL- Under gloomy Florida Space Coast skies and shortly before drenching showers rolled in SpaceX engineers completed a noontime static fire test of their recycled Falcon 9 rocket today Saturday, Jan. 4 on Cape Canaveral and are now targeting Monday evening Jan. 6 for launch of the third batch of 60 SpaceX built and owned

NASA Prepares Artemis I SLS Core Stage for Shipment on Pegasus Barge

For Spaceupclose.com and RocketSTEM MICHOUD ASSEMBLY FACILITY, LA/CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – The NASA, Boeing and Aerojet Rocketdyne team is now in the final stages of preparing the first completed Space Launch System (SLS) rocket core stage for the Artemis 1 Moon mission for shipment via the Pegasus barge from NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans, Louisiana to NASA’s Stennis

NASA Mars 2020 Rover Completes First Test Drive

SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM – 30 December 2019 CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – Just in time for the Christmas Holiday season NASA’s next Mars rover launching in July 2020 completed its first test drive as engineers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory finalize the agency’s SUV-sized Red Planet explorer for it daring mission ahead. Scheduled to launch as early as July 2020, the

Starliner Stuns for Successful Sunrise Launch on ULA Atlas V – Last from Cape 2019: Gallery

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER/CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, FL – Starliner stunned during the successful sunrise launch of Boeing’s astronaut space taxi aboard a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket Friday, Dec 20 – marking the final launch of 2019 from the Cape on Florida’s Space Coast. Unfortunately the commercial capsule suffered a serious mishap that

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays 2019 from NASA and the Space Station Crew On Earth and in Earth Orbit

  For Spaceupclose.com and RocketSTEM Cape Canaveral, FL – NASA and the multinational crew of Expedition 61 sends their heartfelt Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday greetings today on Christmas Eve 2019 – on Earth and in Earth orbit from the International Space Station (ISS). Watch the Expedition 61 astronauts Christmas greetings here: Video Caption: Expedition 61 Christmas Message: Although the

Boeing Starliner Lands Safely after Skipping ISS Visit

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER/CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, FL – The first Boeing Starliner commercial crew capsule to launch and reach orbit landed safely this morning Sunday, Dec 22, at 7:58 a.m. ET at White Sands Space Harbor in New Mexico after an abbreviated 2 day mission cut short by a timing failure that sent the ship