Category: General News

Poor Weather and Technical Issues Cause Multiple Delays to SpaceX Starlink Double Header Launch Attempts-Reset to Feb 15: Watch Live/Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM TITUSVILLE, FL –  Poor weather and technical issues have forced multiple delays to attempts by SpaceX to launch a double header of Starlink missions these past few weeks – in some cases just a day or two apart and once spaced just 5 hours apart in what would have been a record setting event not seen

Biden White House Backs NASA’s Project Artemis Human Moon Landing Goal

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL –  The Biden White House backed NASA’s Project Artemis goal of landing humans on the Moon  in a recent briefing by White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki in the most detailed comments about the new Administrations strategy regarding space exploration – although few details or timelines were specified. NASA’s current goal of landing

5x Flown and Landed SpaceX Falcon 9 Booster Returns to Port Canaveral Amidst Threatening Weather: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM PORT CANAVERAL, FL – Amidst threatening sunrise skies the 5x flown and landed SpaceX Falcon 9 booster that launched the latest batch of 60 Starlink broadband internet satellites from Cape Canaveral  was towed into Port Canaveral at sunrise Sunday, Feb. 7,  atop the sea going OCISLY droneship upon which it soft landed three days prior off

Biden White House Requests Apollo Moon Rock Display in Oval Office Supporting NASA Artemis Exploration on Inauguration Day

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL –  At the request of the new incoming Biden White House a 3.9 Billion Year Old NASA Apollo Moon Rock is now on display in the Oval Office as of Inauguration Day Jan. 20, 2021 and confirms the powerful support of President Biden “for America’s current Moon to Mars exploration approach” – namely

1st of 2 Back-to-Back SpaceX Falcon 9 Starlink Missions Streaks to Orbit in Double Header from Florida Spaceport: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM TITUSVILLE, FL –  After multiple weather and technical delays this past week the first of two back to back SpaceX Starlink overnight launches targeted for liftoffs just 1 day apart successfully streaked to orbit at last just past midnight this morning Feb. 4 for a stunning start to a Space extravaganza double header from Florida’s Spaceport 

SpaceX Completes Static Fire Test Sunday, Targets Predawn Wednesday Feb. 3 for Next Starlink Launch But Weather Iffy: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE, PLAYALINDA BEACH, FL –  After successfully completing a static fire test Sunday afternoon, Jan. 31, SpaceX was initially targeting predawn Tuesday for launch of the next batch of 60 Starlink broadband internet  satellite to orbit while keep an eye om poor weather prospects for both the launch site and the booster