Category: General News

Space UpClose News Website Revamped and Relaunched

Hello Space fans throughout the Galaxy, Today I’m announcing the relaunch of Space UpClose main news website here at Spaceupclose.com as my primary outlet for covering the latest news about space. The website has been completely revamped and will report daily news and analysis related to both short and long term impact. Spaceupclose.com forthwith will now immediately take over the

Key SpaceX Crew Dragon In-Flight Abort Test Hardware Arrives KSC

CAPE CANAVERAL, FL –  The key spaceflight test  hardware required for SpaceX’s next step to eventually launch NASA astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) as part of the agency’s Commercial Crew Program – namely for the Crew Dragon In-Flight abort test – has arrived at last at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida. The human-rated SpaceX Crew Dragon test vehicle and

SLS Core Stage Mock-up Offloaded from Pegasus Barge for KSC VAB Testing to Support NASA Artemis Moon Landing: Photos

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – The 212 foot long core stage pathfinder mock-up for NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) megarocket was offloaded from the agency’s one-of-a-kind Pegasus barge Monday, Sept 30, at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida where it will serve as a test article for critical lifting and stacking maneuvers inside the iconic Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) for the next 4 weeks

SLS Core Stage Pathfinder Arrives Kennedy Space Center to Support Artemis Moon Program: Photos

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – The 21 story tall core stage pathfinder vehicle for NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) megarocket arrived at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida on the agency’s upgraded Pegasus barge under sunny skies this afternoon, Sept. 27, for about 4 weeks of critical testing and stacking exercises in support of the Artemis moon exploration program aimed at landing US astronauts

NASA Completes Assembly of 1st SLS Core Stage Structure

CAPE CANAVERAL, FL/MICHOUD ASSEMBLY FACILITY, LA –  After years of effort and much delay engineers at NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans have finally completed the assembly of the main structural components of the first core stage for the agency’s  mammoth Space Launch System (SLS) Moon rocket.  Boeing workers attached the last of five sections of the 212-foot-tall core stage on Sept. 19 –

Pegasus Barge Set to Deliver SLS Core Stage Pathfinder to Kennedy Space Center to Support Artemis Moon Program

CAPE CANAVERAL, FL/MICHOUD ASSEMBLY FACILITY, LA – NASA’s Pegasus barge is set to deliver the agency’s Space Launch System (SLS) core stage pathfinder vehicle to the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida for critical testing in support of the Artemis moon exploration program aimed at landing US astronauts on the lunar south pole by 2024.  The core stage is scheduled to arrive in

NASA SLS Mobile Launcher Rolls Back to KSC Pad 39B after Sheltering from Hurricane Dorian: Photos

TITUSVILLE/KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – NASA’s mobile launcher for the SLS Moon rocket rolled back out again to seaside Launch Complex 39B on Sept. 10 after having to retreat and return to the safety of the iconic Vehicle Assembly Building in order to shelter in place inside the mammoth structure at the Kennedy Space Center as protection against potential hurricane force