For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM MICHOUD ASSEMBLY FACILITY, LA – NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine declared assembly completion of the 1st core stage of the agency’s mammoth Space Launch System (SLS) moon rocket during the ‘Artemis Day’ special event on Monday, Dec. 9, at the agencies huge Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans, Louisiana. Bridenstine proudly showed off the first fully assembled,
For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEMKENNEDY SPACE CENTER/CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, FL – The first fully integrated United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket and Boeing Starliner astronaut space taxi have “successfully accomplished” the critical countdown demonstration and fueling test at Launch Pad 41 on Friday, Dec 6, on the Florida Space Coast – paving the path towards launch on the
For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER/CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, FL –Space fans and officials were treated to a lovely lunchtime liftoff of the SpaceX Dragon carrying a load of nearly 3 tons of NASA science and cargo bound for the international Space Station (NASA) including 40 genetically engineered micetronauts, a new AI powered CIMON astronaut helper, new gear
For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER/CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, FL – The first human rated Boeing Starliner CST-100 spacecraft and its United Launch Alliance Atlas V carrier rolled out to pad 41 on the Cape on Tuesday afternoon, December 3 so team can conduct pre-launch countdown preparations for this particular rocket stack for first time ever – ahead
For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER/CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, FL – The SpaceX Dragon is poised for liftoff this morning Wednesday, Dec 4 under beautiful sunny Florida Space Coast skies. Note: Launch scrubbed to Dec 5 12:29 PM ET due to excessive upper altitude winds SpaceX and NASA are now targeting liftoff of the Falcon 9 rocket launch
Blastoff of SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on the Dragon CRS-18 cargo mission for NASA to the International Space Station on July 25, 2019, at 6:01 p.m. ET from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida with 2.5 tons of science and supplies – in this remote camera view from pad 40. SpaceX CRS-19 is targeting
For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – Watch the extremely cool NASA rollout videos of the first flightworthy Boeing Starliner commercial crew astronaut ferry spacecraft last week on Thursday, Nov. 21 from the Commercial Crew and Cargo Processing Facility (C3PF) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida to its launch pad at Space Launch Complex 41 for stacking
Kennedy Space Center, Fl – Today the Crew Quarters are being readied for astronauts to once again launch from American soil to the vastness of space! These iconic hallways on the 3rd floor of the Neil Armstrong Operations and Checkout (O&C) Building at KSC, are where past Gemini, Apollo and space shuttle astronauts took some of their last steps on
For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) announced ‘Shooing Star’ as the name for the new commercial Cargo Module unveiled last week at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center (KSC) for the firms reusable Dream Chaser® mini-shuttle spacecraft that will eventually launch on resupply missions for NASA to the International Space Station (ISS) starting in 2021.
For Spaceupclose.com and RocketSTEM ORLANDO, FL – Whether you’re on Earth or in Space the Thanksgiving holiday is a joyeous time to give thanks for our blessings, cherish our family and friends and gaze up at the stars in wonder we are alive in exciting times – following up on my Thanksgiving Day story about the ISS and Astronaut Snoopy.