Tag: Elon Musk

SpaceX Launches and Lands Record Setting Falcon 9 Booster 7th Time on Stunning Nighttime Starlink Mission: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, FL – Under dismal Space Coast skies and after several delays for technical and weather issues SpaceX at last launched and landed the record setting recycled Falcon 9 rocket on a stunning nighttime liftoff carrying the next batch of Starlink broadband internet satellites to orbit Tuesday evening, Nov. 24, using a

NASA Delays Crew 1 Launch from Halloween to NET November to Investigate Falcon 9 Engine Issue

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL –   NASA announced today that the launch of 4 astronauts aboard a Space X Crew Dragon spacecraft on the commercial Crew-1 human mission to the International Space Station (ISS) has been delayed from Halloween to no earlier than (NET) early-to-mid November to investigate concerns with the Merlin engines that power their Falcon

Stellar Sunset Return for 3x Flown Scrub Streak Breaking SpaceX Starlink Falcon 9 Booster to Port Canaveral: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL –   Just two and a half days after its scrub streak breaking Starlink launch the 3x flown and landed SpaceX Falcon 9 1st stage from Tuesdays Starlink mission staged an absolutely stellar and uncommon sunset return to Port Canaveral and Florida’s Space Coast atop the ‘Of Course I Still Love You’ (OSICLY)

Scrub Streak Broken! SpaceX Launches Starlink Satellites during Spectacular Space Coast Sunrise: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL –  Scrub Streak Broken! The seemingly endless and unprecedented series of Florida Space Coast launch scrubs by both SpaceX and ULA for more than a month and given names such as ‘Scrubitis’, ‘Scrubtober’, “Scrubtoberfest’ or ‘Scrubtember’ – mostly for technical reasons – has at last ended with a spectacular sunrise blastoff Tuesday

4th Space Coast Scrub This Week as SpaceX Falcon 9 Aborts Launch Last Moment for GPS Navigation Satellite: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL SPACE FORCE STATION, FL – It was just not to be. Space Coast ‘Scrubitis’ continues ! Continuing an unlucky string, 4 in a row launch scrubs happened this week on the Florida Space Coast by America’s premier rocket builders SpaceX and United Launch Alliance (ULA) as yet another SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket aborted liftoff

Hurricanes and Tropical Storms Force Delays to SpaceX Starlink Launch with New Target Date TBD: Photos

Heron awaits SpaceX Falcon 9 launch at KSC LC-39 Press Site – then flies away after SpaceX engineers call scrub as final countdown was to begin due to poor booster landing recovery weather in the Atlantic Ocean. Recycled Falcon 9 for 13th Starlink comsat launch stands vertical at Launch Complex-39A on NASA’s Kennedy Space Center for launch scrubbed from Sept.

Sterling Sunday Sunrise Return for 2x Flown SpaceX Starlink Booster to Port Canaveral: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM PORT CANAVERAL, FL – Looking somewhat sootier it was another sterling sunrise return on Sunday for the 2x flown 1st stage booster into Port Canaveral towed triumphantly atop the ‘Of Course I Still Love You’ (OSICLY) droneship 3 days after SpaceX’s launch of the 12th batch of the firms Starlink constellation of broadband internet satellites on

Beautiful Breakfast Blastoff for 12th SpaceX Starlink Mission Sept. 3, Beta Testing Begins Soon: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – Space enthusiasts were treated to a beautiful breakfast time blastoff with bountiful water reflections amounting to what looked like two Falcon 9s launching simultaneously in opposite directions from many locations ringing the Florida Space Coast for Thursday’s weather delayed liftoff of a ‘flight-proven’ Falcon on Sept. 3 that was originally supposed