Tag: commercial space

Blue Origin Uncrewed Capsule Saved by Abort after New Shepard Rocket Fails on Science Mission

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – Blue Origin and company founder Jeff Bezos suffered a significant setback when their commercial New Shepard rocket failed for the first time ever about one minute after liftoff Monday morning, Sept. 12 from West Texas. Fortunately, however the capsule survived when it was saved by the abort motor which was automatically triggered

First Private Visiting Astronauts Start Science after Docking at International Space Station on Axiom-1 Flight

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTE/CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – The first ever all private astronaut crew that launched to the International Space Station (ISS) Friday morning, April 8, on a SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft on the Axiom Mission 1 (AX-1) from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center (KSC) on the Florida Space Coast successfully docked and boarded the orbiting outpost the

Blue Origin New Glenn Rocket Pathfinder Rolls to Launch Complex 36: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – Blue Origin is moving closer to the maiden launch of their commercial New Glenn orbit class rocket following delivery of the pathfinder mockup booster to the firms launch facility at pad 36 on Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in mid-November. The pathfinder simulator booster known officially as GS-1 was transported horizontally

SpaceX Falcon 9 Goes Vertical at Sunset & Moonrise for Veterans Day Starlink Launch Nov 11 with Reused Booster and Fairings: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM TITUSVILLE, FL- The SpaceX Falcon 9 went vertical at sunset and moonrise Sunday evening on the Florida Space Coast, Nov 10 in anticipation of the Veteran’s Day Monday, Nov. 11 launch of the next batch of 60 Starlink broadband satellites under very special ‘flight-proven’ circumstances – wherein it’s the first time the recovered first stage launches