Category: General News

SLS Unveiled in VAB as NASA Retracts Last Work Platforms Ahead of KSC Launch Pad Rollout: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL –  NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) Mega Moon rocket has been fully unveiled for the first time today, March 16, after technicians retracted the last two work platforms surrounding the 32 story tall rocket inside the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) where its components have been assembled together over the past year. NASA

SpaceX Falcon 9 ‘Broomstick’ Booster Blasts Off on Starlink Mission Poking Russian Aggression in Ukraine: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM TITUSVILLE, FL – A SpaceX Falcon 9 ‘broomstick’ booster blasted off Wednesday morning, March 9, successfully delivering the next batch of Starlink brodband internet satellites to LEO on the Starlink 4-10 mission from Florida’s Spaceport – while poking Russia during the launch webcast for its unprovoked deadly aggression in Ukraine and insulting comment from Russian space

Thoroughly Sooty 11th Flown/Landed SpaceX Falcon 9 Booster Returns to Port Canaveral as Next Starlink Launch Targets March 9: Watch Live/Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM PORT CANAVERAL/KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – A thoroughly sooty and heavily blackened 11x flown veteran SpaceX Falcon 9 booster sailed into Port Canaveral at noontime Monday, March 7 – barely four days after liftoff from the Kennedy Space Center and successfully hauling another batch of 47 Starlink high speed internet satellites to low Earth orbit on

Powerful NASA NOAA GOES-T Weather Observatory Launched on ULA Atlas V to Save Lives: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER/CAPE CANAVERAL SPACE FORCE STATION, FL –  Despite gusty ground winds America’s newest and most powerful weather observation satellite dubbed GOES-T blasted off Tuesday afternoon, March 1, into clear blue skies aboard a powerful United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket from Florida’s Space Coast and was successfully delivered to geostationary transfer orbit (GTO)

NASA NOAA Advanced GOES-T Weather Satellite Rolls to Pad 41 for March 1 Launch: Watch Live/Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL –  America’s newest and most powerful weather observation satellite dubbed GOES-T and which is a joint collaboration between NASA and NOAA  rolled out to its launch pad atop a powerful United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket this morning, Monday, Feb. 28, and is targeting liftoff on Tuesday afternoon, March 1, from Florida’s

Perseverance Sol 354 on Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD) 25 Feb. 2022 – 1 Year on Mars Mosaic by Ken Kremer

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – My Perseverance Mars rover mosaic titled ‘Perseverance Sol 354’ was published on Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD) on Feb. 25, 2022 which I created to celebrate the first ‘landiversary’ of the six wheeled robot since touching down on the Red Planet one year ago, on Feb. 18, 2021 along with the first

NASA Mars Perseverance Rover Celebrates Year 1 on the Red Planet with Science Achievements: Mosaics

CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – NASA’s Perseverance rover is celebrating the first ‘landiversary’ since touching down on the Red Planet one year ago, on Feb. 18, 2021 along with the first Martian helicopter her cohort Ingenuity, with a series of great scientific accomplishments – including collecting the first six rock core samples for return to Earth -and much more in store