Category: General News

UpClose with SpaceX Starlink Poised for Liftoff with 1st Rideshare for Planet SkySats: Watch Live/Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL SPACE FORCE STATION, FL – SpaceX is poised for the firms third launch in two weeks from the Florida Space Coast early Saturday with the next big batch of Starlink broadband internet satellites flying along with their inaugural mission in SpaceX’s SmallSat Rideshare Program – and the weather looks promising on the eve of

In Reusability Milestone 1st 5X Launched/Landed SpaceX Falcon 9 Booster Goes Horizontal and Treks Back to Cape all Legs Retracted: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM PORT CANAVERAL, FL – In a major milestone towards rocket reusability the first ever 5 times launched and landed SpaceX Falcon 9 first stage was lowered horizontal today onto a wheeled transporter, clamped down and trekked back the lengthy road to the Cape from Port Canaveral – with all landing legs retracted – for what is

All Landing Legs Retracted on 1st 5X Launched/Landed SpaceX Falcon 9 Booster at Port Canaveral: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM PORT CANAVERAL, FL – In another remarkable first for a mission already full of stunning firsts all four landing legs were retracted today June 9 on the first ever 5 times launched and landed SpaceX Falcon 9 first stage – specifically on the 8th Starlink mission after the booster returned triumphantly to Port Canaveral Sunday evening,

Triumphant Return for 5X Launched/Landed SpaceX Falcon 9 Booster into Port Canaveral: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM TITUSVILLE, FL – Four days after the flawless liftoff of the first ever 5 times launched and landed SpaceX Falcon 9 first stage on the 8th Starlink mission, the booster returned triumphantly to Port Canaveral Sunday evening, June 7, standing upright and sooty atop the ‘Just Read the Instructions’ (JRTI) ocean going droneship – under heavily

Falcon 9 Booster from 1st Human Launch Lowered and Transported to Cape, Fate TBD: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM PORT CANAVERAL, FL – After successfully retracting all four landing legs flush against the Falcon 9 booster core yesterday, Wednesday, June 3, while standing upright atop the OCISLY droneship upon which it landed after the historic achievement of launching the first humans to space ever on a commercial SpaceX rocket and the first Americans from US

5x Recycled Falcon 9 Streaks to Space on 8th Starlink Mission 4 Days After Historic NASA Astronaut Launch: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM TITUSVILLE, FL – Riding on a now 5 times recycled Falcon 9 first stage SpaceX successfully streaked to orbit on and carried out the eighth Starlink launch of broadband internet satellites into heavily overcast skies Wednesday evening from the Florida Space Coast– making for a remarkable launch cadence coming just 4 days after the historic launch

Landing Legs Retracted while Still on Droneship – Major Advance for SpaceX Falcon 9 Reusability that Launched 1st Humans: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM PORT CANAVERAL, FL – In another remarkable first for a mission already full of stunning firsts all four landing legs were retracted today while still on the droneship upon which the commercial SpaceX Falcon 9 1st stage landed at sea following its first ever launch of humans to space just days ago on May 30 –