Category: General News

NASA Tentatively Targets August 29 Launch Maiden SLS Moon Rocket on Artemis 1 Test Flight: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – NASA announced the agency is tentatively targeting August 29 as the launch date for the maiden flight of the mammoth SLS Mega Moon rocket on the Artemis 1 unpiloted lunar test flight from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center (KSC). NASA officials determined that the 4th Wet Dress Rehearsal (WDR) Tanking Test conducted

NASA Rolls SLS Back to VAB for Final Preparations for Artemis 1 Launch Late Summer: Photos

  For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL –  Just in the nick of time from approaching thunder and rainstorms NASA’s 32- story tall Space Launch System (SLS) rocket was transported back from Launch Complex-39B and arrived inside the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) NASA’s Kennedy Space Center (KSC) on Saturday afternoon, July 2, after agency officials determined that the

SpaceX Dragon Launches NASA Cargo to Space Station and Spawns Stunning ‘Space Jellyfish’ over KSC: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – A recycled SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched a commercial Dragon cargo spacecraft carrying nearly three tons of groundbreaking NASA science and crucial crew supplies Thursday evening, July 14, to the International Space Station and spawned a stunning ‘Space Jellyfish’ high in the skies just after sunset over NASA’s Kennedy Space Center

Astronomers Unveil Astounding ‘First Light’ Science Imagery from NASA’s Webb Telescope

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – Gleeful astronomers unveiled an astounding suite of ‘First Light’ imagery captured by NASA’s massive new James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) revealing heretofore unseen vistas of massive cosmic cliffs, star birth in stellar nurseries, star death, evolving and merging galaxies smacking into one another,  and detailed spectra of an exoplanet detecting water vapor

President Biden Unveils Stunning 1st Science Image from NASA’s Webb Telescope

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – President Joe Biden unveiled an absolutely stunning first full color science image captured by NASA’s massive new James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) that peers further and deeper back in time in the Universe than ever before and in the highest resolution ever achieved, and showing thousands and thousands of galaxies in unimaginable clarity

SpaceX Launches Another 53 Starlink Satellites to Orbit: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM TITUSVILLE, FL – Another veteran recycled SpaceX Falcon 9 booster launched the next batch of 53 Starlink internet satellite to low Earth orbit, Thursday morning, July 7 from Florida’s Space Coast- as only the 2nd 13th flown first stage. In another stunning space achievement SpaceX has now launched and landed a  recycled Falcon 9 first stage

Beautiful ULA Atlas V Blastoff Delivers Experimental Missile Warning Satellite to Orbit for U.S. Space Force: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL SPACE FORCE STATION, FL – Following a scrub for multiple significant lightning strikes and stormy weather too close to the launch pad on Thursday June 30, and another over hour-long weather delay Friday, July 1, the venerable ULA Atlas V rocket launched magnificently at last carrying the new $1.1 Billion United States Space Force

ULA Atlas V Carrying Experimental Missile Warning Satellite to Orbit for U.S. Space Force Targets July 1 Launch: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL SPACE FORCE STATION, FL –  The U.S. Space Force will launch a new $1.1 Billion experimental missile warning and detection satellite on the venerable United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket on July 1 which is outfitted with an advanced new infrared sensor payload serving as a pathfinder for further future upgrades critical for