Category: General News

SpaceX Sets Falcon 9 Reusability Record with Starlink and SkySat Satellites Launch from Florida: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, FL –  SpaceX set a new reusability record with the first ever sixth launch of a recycled SpaceX Falcon 9 first stage complemented by picture perfect clear blue skies punctuated by lightly scattered clouds thrilling excited spectators as the 11th batch of the firms broadband internet Starlink satellites soared to space

SpaceX Falcon 9 Set for Record Breaking 1st 6th Launch of Recycled 1st Stage: Watch Live/Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, FL –  SpaceX is poised to accomplish a record breaking first ever 6th launch of a recycled Falcon 9 1st stage Tuesday morning Aug. 18 of the 11th batch of the firms broadband internet satellites from the Florida Space Coast. Liftoff of the ‘flight-proven’ SpaceX Falcon 9 booster B1049.6 is targeted

NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter Recharges Batteries, Perseverance Completes 1st Course Correction

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION/KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – Its been a busy start for NASA’s $2.7 Mars 2020 Perseverance rover mission to the Red Planet with a duo of major activities accomplished since blasting off from the Florida Space Coast on July 30. One week into its seven-month interplanetary journey to Mars NASA’s Ingenuity Mars

Falcon 9 Booster Tilted Horizontal after All Legs Retracted for Transport Back to Cape from Starlink Launch: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM PORT CANAVERAL, FL –  After multiple fits and starts all 4 landing legs were fully successfully retracted on the 5x flown and landed SpaceX Falcon 9 1st stage booster that returned to Port Canaveral this week atop the OCISLY droneship from the 10th Starlink mission  – and which was then tilted and lowered horizontal onto a

NASA Targets NET October 23 for 1st Operational SpaceX Crew Dragon Launch from Kennedy

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL –  NASA is targeting no earlier than Oct. 23 for the first operational flight of the commercial SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft with astronauts launched by a Falcon 9 rocket to the International Space Station as part of the agency’s Commercial Crew Program – following the recent conclusion of the historic Demo-2 test flight

Recovered Nose Cone from 5x Flown Falcon 9 Booster Arrives Intact at Port Canaveral for SpaceX Dramatic Day of Action: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM PORT CANAVERAL, FL –  In another remarkable space hardware recycling feat the SpaceX team managed to recover both nose cone halves as well as the Falcon 9 1st stage from the now 5x flown and landed booster following Fridays beautiful post-midnight blastoff of the 10th batch of their Starlink broadband internet satellites to orbit on Aug.

Glorious Sunrise Port Arrival for 5x Flown Falcon 9 Booster on Dramatic Day of Action for SpaceX Fleet: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM PORT CANAVERAL, FL –  A gloriously colorful Space Coast sunrise greeted Monday’s, Aug. 10, arrival of the 5x flown and landed SpaceX Falcon 9 1st stage booster atop the veteran OCISLY droneship into Port Canaveral on a ‘Dramatic Day of Action’ also involving simultaneous payload fairing processing from this mission for the SpaceX Naval Fleet –

SpaceX Beautiful Overnight Launch Sends Starlink Satellites to Orbit after Multiple Delays and Busy Space Week: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL –  After six weeks of delays resulting from unspecified technical hardware issues and absolutely horrendous Space Coast weather conditions SpaceX at last launched the next batch of their Starlink broadband internet satellites to orbit on a beautiful and hazy overnight launch vaulting aloft atop a 5x recycled Falcon 9 just past midnight

SpaceX Set for Another Try for 10th Starlink Launch Overnight Aug. 7 as Weather Improves: Watch Live/Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL –  After multiple delays amounting to six weeks resulting from unspecified technical issues and definitively horrendous weather conditions SpaceX is set to try again to the launch of the next batch of their Starlink broadband internet satellites overnight Friday Aug. 7 just past midnight from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. And