Category: General News

SpaceX Conducts Static Fire Test for Crew Dragon In-Flight Abort Test: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM MERRITT ISLAND NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE, CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – SpaceX technicians conducted a successful static fire test this morning, Saturday, Jan. 11 of the Falcon 9 first stage rocket slated for the critical Crew Dragon In-Flight Abort Test (IFA) for NASA at Launch Complex-39A to prepare for the truly monumental upcoming launch from NASA’s Kennedy Space

4th Time Recovered SpaceX 1st Stage from Starlink Launch Sails into Port Canaveral: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM PORT CANAVERAL/CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, FL – Barely three days after the thrilling first blastoff of 2020 streaked to orbit Monday night Jan. 6 from the Florida Space Coast on only the second quadruply launched SpaceX Falcon 9 booster on the 3rd Starlink mission carrying 60 broadband internet satellites, the quadruply recovered 1st stage booster

SpaceX Rolls out and Raises Falcon 9 for Test Fire of Crew Dragon In-Flight Abort Test, KSC Launch Reset to Jan 18: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM MERRITT ISLAND NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE, CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – Overnight Wednesday SpaceX technicians rolled out and raised a modified and recycled Falcon 9 rocket this morning, Thursday, Jan. 9 slated for the Crew Dragon In-Flight Abort Test (IFA) at Launch Complex-39A to prepare for a critical static fire engine test in the coming days ahead of

SpaceX Completes Static Fire Test on Recycled Falcon 9 – Targets 3rd Starlink Liftoff Jan. 6 on 1st 2020 launch: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM TITUSVILLE, FL- Under gloomy Florida Space Coast skies and shortly before drenching showers rolled in SpaceX engineers completed a noontime static fire test of their recycled Falcon 9 rocket today Saturday, Jan. 4 on Cape Canaveral and are now targeting Monday evening Jan. 6 for launch of the third batch of 60 SpaceX built and owned

NASA Prepares Artemis I SLS Core Stage for Shipment on Pegasus Barge

For Spaceupclose.com and RocketSTEM MICHOUD ASSEMBLY FACILITY, LA/CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – The NASA, Boeing and Aerojet Rocketdyne team is now in the final stages of preparing the first completed Space Launch System (SLS) rocket core stage for the Artemis 1 Moon mission for shipment via the Pegasus barge from NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans, Louisiana to NASA’s Stennis

NASA Mars 2020 Rover Completes First Test Drive

SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM – 30 December 2019 CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – Just in time for the Christmas Holiday season NASA’s next Mars rover launching in July 2020 completed its first test drive as engineers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory finalize the agency’s SUV-sized Red Planet explorer for it daring mission ahead. Scheduled to launch as early as July 2020, the

Starliner Stuns for Successful Sunrise Launch on ULA Atlas V – Last from Cape 2019: Gallery

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER/CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, FL – Starliner stunned during the successful sunrise launch of Boeing’s astronaut space taxi aboard a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket Friday, Dec 20 – marking the final launch of 2019 from the Cape on Florida’s Space Coast. Unfortunately the commercial capsule suffered a serious mishap that