Category: General News

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays 2019 from NASA and the Space Station Crew On Earth and in Earth Orbit

  For Spaceupclose.com and RocketSTEM Cape Canaveral, FL – NASA and the multinational crew of Expedition 61 sends their heartfelt Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday greetings today on Christmas Eve 2019 – on Earth and in Earth orbit from the International Space Station (ISS). Watch the Expedition 61 astronauts Christmas greetings here: Video Caption: Expedition 61 Christmas Message: Although the

Boeing Starliner Lands Safely after Skipping ISS Visit

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER/CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, FL – The first Boeing Starliner commercial crew capsule to launch and reach orbit landed safely this morning Sunday, Dec 22, at 7:58 a.m. ET at White Sands Space Harbor in New Mexico after an abbreviated 2 day mission cut short by a timing failure that sent the ship

1st Starliner Soars to Space on Fully Successful ULA Atlas V Launch but Thruster Mishap Scrubs Critical ISS Docking: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER/CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, FL – Shortly after the historic maiden liftoff of Boeing’s Starliner astronaut space taxi on a fully successful ride to space aboard a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket at sunrise Friday from the Florida Space Coast, the commercial capsule suffered a serious mishap that sent it into

Countdown Begins for Historic 1st Boeing Commercial Starliner Atlas V Launch to Space Station for NASA: Pad Photos/Watch Live

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER/CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, FL – The countdown has begun for the historic maiden blastoff of the Boeing Starliner commercial astronaut ferry ship riding aboard a ULA Atlas V rocket on the critical uncrewed Orbital Flight Test (OFT) demonstration journey for NASA to the International Space Station (ISS) near sunrise Friday morning Dec.

Photos: SpaceX Falcon 9 Poised for Nighttime Liftoff with Asia Pacific Comsat Dec 16- Watch Live

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FIRCE STATION, FL – A twice recycled SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket stands poised erect for liftoff this evening Monday, Dec. 16 under beautifully clear skies carrying the Boeing-built JCSAT-18/Kacific-1 broadband internet comsat serving millions in Japan and the Asia-Pacific region – as the opening salvo of a double-barreled series of blastoffs next week

Friday the 13th Falcon 9 Static Fire Test Under Gloomy Skies Sets up SpaceX JCSAT-18 Comsat Launch Dec 16: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM Titusville, FL- A successful static fire test at lunchtime today Friday the 13th under gloomy skies of a twice flown Falcon 9 booster by SpaceX sets up the nighttime launch of the Boeing-built JCSAT-18/Kacific-1 broadband internet comsat for Japan and the Asia-Pacific region on Monday, Dec. 16 – as the opening salvo of a double-barreled series

NASA Approves Dec. 20 Liftoff for 1st Starliner Test Flight to Space Station

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER/CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, FL – The combined NASA, Boeing, ULA team unanimously approved Dec. 20 as the date for liftoff of the history making 1st commercial Starliner test flight to the International Space Station from the Florida Space Coast – giving the “GO” after a “thorough and comprehensive” review of the human-rated