Category: General News

Afternoon Blastoff Set for 13th SpaceX Starlink Mission on Sept. 17 from KSC on Recycled Falcon 9 and Nose Cone: Watch Live/Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – The afternoon blastoff of a ‘flight-proven’ Falcon 9 is now targeted to Thursday, Sept. 17 carrying the next batch of Starlink internet satellites to orbit from the Florida Space Coast – also utilizing a recycled nose cone half and marking the 2nd Falcon 9 Starlink launch this month. But only if

NASA, Boeing Target Dec. 2020 to Fly 2nd Uncrewed Starliner Orbital Test Flight to ISS

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL –  As the Boeing team continues to implement hardware and software changes recommended by the joint review team, NASA’s Commercial Crew Program is targeting no earlier than Dec. 2020 for launch of a 2nd uncrewed test flight of the firms Boeing CST-100 astronaut space taxi to the International Space Station.  “The Commercial Crew Program

Sterling Sunday Sunrise Return for 2x Flown SpaceX Starlink Booster to Port Canaveral: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM PORT CANAVERAL, FL – Looking somewhat sootier it was another sterling sunrise return on Sunday for the 2x flown 1st stage booster into Port Canaveral towed triumphantly atop the ‘Of Course I Still Love You’ (OSICLY) droneship 3 days after SpaceX’s launch of the 12th batch of the firms Starlink constellation of broadband internet satellites on

Beautiful Breakfast Blastoff for 12th SpaceX Starlink Mission Sept. 3, Beta Testing Begins Soon: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – Space enthusiasts were treated to a beautiful breakfast time blastoff with bountiful water reflections amounting to what looked like two Falcon 9s launching simultaneously in opposite directions from many locations ringing the Florida Space Coast for Thursday’s weather delayed liftoff of a ‘flight-proven’ Falcon on Sept. 3 that was originally supposed

Breakfast Blastoff Set for 12th SpaceX Starlink Mission on Sept. 3 from Kennedy Space Center: Watch Live/Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – The weather delayed liftoff of a ‘flight-proven’ Falcon 9 that was supposed to open a historic double header of recycled SpaceX Falcon 9 1st stage launches on Sunday, Aug, 30 is at last at hand – now retargeted to Thursday morning, Sept. 3 carrying the next batch of Starlink internet satellites

Recovered Payload Fairings for 1st SpaceX Polar Orbit Launch from Florida Return to Port Canaveral: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM PORT CANAVERAL, FL –  Both halves of the nose cone from SpaceX’s history making 1st polar launch of a Falcon 9 rocket from Florida on Sunday evening, Aug. 30 were recovered by the SpaceX naval fleet after soft splashdown in the Atlantic Ocean and returned to Port Canaveral overnight a day later this morning, Monday, Sept.