Category: General News

Perseverance – 7th Grader Chosen to Name NASA’s Mars 2020 Rover

SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – Perseverance – that’s the outstanding winning name NASA has chosen to name the Mars 2020 rover based on an outstanding essay submitted by 7th grader Alex Mather of Virginia for NASA’s nationwide contest where kindergarten through 12th grade students across the United States submitted essays to “Name the Rover.” The winning Mars 2020

Astronauts Capture SpaceX Dragon Cargo Ship for Final Time with Robotic Arm after ISS Arrival

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER/CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, FL – Astronauts have captured a SpaceX Dragon cargo ship with the robotic arm for the final time after the vessel arrived at the International Space Station (ISS) this morning, Monday, March 9 two days after blastoff from the Florida Space Coast. The final first generation SpaceX Dragon 1

Final SpaceX Dragon 1 Streaks to Space on Fantastic Midnight Cargo Delivery Carrying NASA Science to ISS: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER/CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, FL – The final SpaceX Dragon 1 spacecraft streaked to space on a fantastic midnight launch and cargo deliver run carrying over two tons of NASA science and supplies to the International Space Station (ISS) Friday, March 6 from the Florida Space Coast. Furthermore the SpaceX team accomplished the

Fabulous Fiery Sunset Greets Final SpaceX Dragon 1 Vertical On Falcon 9 for NASA Cargo Flight to ISS Friday March 6: Watch Live/Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER/CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, FL – A fabulous fiery sunset greeted the final SpaceX Dragon 1 spacecraft after it went vertical atop the ‘fight-proven’ Falcon 9 that will hurl it to orbit on a NASA contracted cargo launch to the International Space Station (ISS) Friday night, March 6 from the Florida Space Coast.

Boeing Starliner Software Glitches Missed by Shortened Testing

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL –Boeing officials confirmed that shortened testing protocols caused their engineering teams to miss the software glitches with the mission elapsed timer and more that seriously degraded the first orbital flight test of the company’s Starliner astronaut space taxi in December and prevented the unpiloted capsule from docking to the International Space Station (ISS)

NASA Mathematician and Racial Trailblazer Katherine Johnson Dies at Age 101

SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL –NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson who calculated critical flight trajectories that helped launch America’s first astronauts safely into space and back including Alan Shepard and John Glenn and later helped land NASA’s Apollo 11 astronauts on the Moon and who was also a legendary trailblazing leader in civil rights, racial and gender equality passed away