Category: General News

SpaceX 7x Flown Falcon 9 Transporter 4 Rideshare Mission Delivers 40 SmallSats to Orbit: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL SPACE FORCE STATION, FL – Despite rather poor weather prospects a SpaceX 7x flown 1st stage Falcon 9 booster threaded the needle and successfully launched the Transporter 4 rideshare mission and successfully delivered a payload of 40 varied small satellites to low Earth orbit from the Florida Space Coast, at noontime Friday, April Fool’s

Severe Weather Threatens April 1 SpaceX Falcon 9 Launch of Transporter 4 Rideshare Mission SmallSats: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL SPACE FORCE STATION, FL – Severe weather racing across the US towards the East Coast, southeast and central Florida threatens to derail the April 1 liftoff of the next SpaceX Falcon 9 on the firms 4th commercial rideshare missions with a host of 40 varied small satellites on a southerly trajectory from the Space

Record-Setting NASA Astronaut Mark Vande Hei Set for Earth Return after 1 Year Aboard ISS: Watch Live

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – Record-setting NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei is set to return to Earth early Wednesday morning, March 30 just a few days shy of  serving almost exactly one full year aboard the International Space Station (ISS) along with  two Roscosmos Russian cosmonaut crewmates in a Russian Soyuz capsule. Vande Hei will wrap up a 355-day mission on

‘Super Sooty’ – 1st 12x Flown/Landed SpaceX Falcon 9 Booster Returns to Port Canaveral: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM PORT CANAVERAL, FL –  ‘Super Sooty!’ That’s my nickname for the first SpaceX Falcon 9 first stage booster to launch and land for the 12th time and which returned safely to Port Canaveral on Wednesday, March 23, after nailing an upright touchdown atop the firms ocean droneship in the Atlantic Ocean and delivered another batch of