Tag: Elon Musk

NASA, SpaceX Successfully Demonstrate Astronaut Launch Escape System on Commercial Crew Dragon Spacecraft: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – Today was a magnificent day for American human spaceflight following the ‘picture perfect’ demonstration test launch of the astronaut launch escape system for the commercial Crew Dragon spacecraft on a Falcon 9 rocket that paves the way for a resumption of crew launches from American soil as soon as this spring

4th Time Recovered SpaceX 1st Stage from 3rd Starlink Launch Craned off Droneship onto Land After Hosing Clean: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM PORT CANAVERAL/CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, FL – Just about 22 hours after sailing back into Port Canaveral yesterday afternoon, Thursday, Jan. 9 the second quadruply launched & landed SpaceX Falcon 9 first stage booster from the Starlink 2 mission was craned off the “Of Course I Still Love You” (OCISLY) droneship mid-afternoon Friday, Jan. 10

SpaceX Conducts Static Fire Test for Crew Dragon In-Flight Abort Test: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM MERRITT ISLAND NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE, CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – SpaceX technicians conducted a successful static fire test this morning, Saturday, Jan. 11 of the Falcon 9 first stage rocket slated for the critical Crew Dragon In-Flight Abort Test (IFA) for NASA at Launch Complex-39A to prepare for the truly monumental upcoming launch from NASA’s Kennedy Space

4th Time Recovered SpaceX 1st Stage from Starlink Launch Sails into Port Canaveral: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM PORT CANAVERAL/CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, FL – Barely three days after the thrilling first blastoff of 2020 streaked to orbit Monday night Jan. 6 from the Florida Space Coast on only the second quadruply launched SpaceX Falcon 9 booster on the 3rd Starlink mission carrying 60 broadband internet satellites, the quadruply recovered 1st stage booster

SpaceX Rolls out and Raises Falcon 9 for Test Fire of Crew Dragon In-Flight Abort Test, KSC Launch Reset to Jan 18: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM MERRITT ISLAND NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE, CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – Overnight Wednesday SpaceX technicians rolled out and raised a modified and recycled Falcon 9 rocket this morning, Thursday, Jan. 9 slated for the Crew Dragon In-Flight Abort Test (IFA) at Launch Complex-39A to prepare for a critical static fire engine test in the coming days ahead of

SpaceX Completes Static Fire Test on Recycled Falcon 9 – Targets 3rd Starlink Liftoff Jan. 6 on 1st 2020 launch: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM TITUSVILLE, FL- Under gloomy Florida Space Coast skies and shortly before drenching showers rolled in SpaceX engineers completed a noontime static fire test of their recycled Falcon 9 rocket today Saturday, Jan. 4 on Cape Canaveral and are now targeting Monday evening Jan. 6 for launch of the third batch of 60 SpaceX built and owned

SpaceX 2nd Starlink Blastoff with 1st Quadruply Launched/Landed Falcon 9 1st Stage: Photo/Video Gallery

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, FL – The second blastoff in SpaceX’s burgeoning Starlink constellation with 60 Starlink broadband satellites put on a stunning sky show Monday morning, Nov. 11 on Veterans Day – with the next generation payload bolted atop the first ever quadruply launched Falcon 9 first stage booster and first ever re-flown payload