Category: General News

Remembering our Lost Space Heroes – NASA KSC Day of Remembrance 2021: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com KENNEDY SPACE CENTER VISITOR COMPLEX, FL – “Space is hard.” A commonly used expression often heard in our community. But on three separate occasions, that observation became perfectly clear. Apollo 1, January 27,1967. Gus Grissom, Ed White, and Roger Chaffee were killed as they were preparing for the pre-launch ‘plugs out’ test when a fire suddenly and without

2nd Recovered SpaceX Falcon 9 in 2 Days Returns to Port Canaveral, Hoisted off Droneship: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM PORT CANAVERAL, FL – Continuing the rapid-fire cadence of non-stop space action the 2nd recovered SpaceX Falcon 9 booster in 2 days returned to Port Canaveral, Florida, Tuesday, Jan. 22, after safely landing on an oceangoing droneship following the record-breaking Transporter-1 mission that launched the most satellites to orbit in a single mission on Sunday, Jan

Non-Stop Action as Record Setting SpaceX Falcon 9 1st 8th Flown Landed Booster Returns Port Canaveral Hours After Transporter-1 Launch: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM PORT CANAVERAL/KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – Sunday Jan. 24 was a day of non-stop exhilarating action at Florida’s Space Coast that began with the successful inaugural Transporter-1 SmallSat mission launch at 10 a.m. from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center and culminated six hours later as the record setting 1st SpaceX Falcon 9 1st stage to fly eight

SpaceX Soars with Record Setting Satellite Mission Launch on Rare Southern Trajectory: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL SPACE FORCE STATION, FL – A recycled SpaceX Falcon 9 soared to orbit Sunday morning with a record setting number of small satellites in a single flight on their first dedicated SmallSat Rideshare Program mission dubbed Transoorter-1, also flying on a rare southern trajectory from Florida’s Spaceport. Liftoff of the SpaceX Falcon 9 Transporter-1

Dismal Weather Scrubs Falcon 9 Transporter-1 Launch Attempt, SpaceX Retargets Jan. 24: Watch Live/Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL SPACE FORCE STATION, FL – Dismal weather forced SpaceX to scrub this mornings Falcon 9 launch attempt of Transporter-1, their first dedicated SmallSat Rideshare Program mission in the final minutes of the countdown on Jan. 23 loaded with a record setting number of 143 satellites of all shapes and sizes on the firms third

SpaceX Set for Record Setting Rideshare Satellite Deployments on Transporter-1 Falcon 9 Launch Jan. 23: Watch Live/Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL SPACE FORCE STATION, FL – SpaceX is now targeting liftoff of their first dedicated SmallSat Rideshare Program mission on Saturday morning, Jan. 23 with a record setting number of 133 nano and micro satellites as well as another 10 Starlinks on the firms third rocket liftoff of 2021 on a 5x recycled Falcon 9

SpaceX Shatters Reuse Record on 1st 8th Flown Booster for Latest Starlink Launch on Inauguration Day: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL –  SpaceX launched the latest batch of 60 Starlink broadband internet satellites to low Earth orbit on an stunningly beautiful Wednesday morning, Jan. 20, from Florida’s Space Coast and carried to space aboard the 1st ever Falcon 9 recycled for a record setting 8th blastoff. Moreover the breakfast time launch was on