Tag: Elon Musk

1st Ever SpaceX Falcon 9 1st Stage Launches and Lands Record Breaking 13th Time Crowning New Fleet Leader: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – In a stunning space achievement SpaceX launched and landed a recycled Falcon 9 first stage for a record-breaking 13th time for the first time ever at noontime Friday, June 17 from the Kennedy Space Center – on the occasion of another Starlink internet satellite launch. While crowning and establishing a new

SpaceX Re-Launches Falcon 9 Booster in Record Setting 21 Day Turnaround on Starlink Mission: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL SPACE FORCE STATION, FL – SpaceX successfully re-launched a recycled Falcon 9 first stage booster in a record setting turnaround time of just 21 days at dinnertime Friday evening, April 29 carrying the next batch of Starlink internet satellites to LEO from Florida’s Space Coast into virtually clear blue skies but with hefty ground

SpaceX Falcon 9 Delivers 2000th Starlink to Orbit with Stunning Streak Past Full Moon: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM TITUSVILLE, FL – A veteran 10x flown SpaceX Falcon 9 delivered the 2000th Starlink broadband internet satellite to orbit among a new batch of 49 that lifted off Tuesday evening, Jan. 18, and flew beautifully close to a rising 99% Full Moon, offering a stunning view for hordes of cheering spectators diligently watching from our perspective

All-Civilian Inspiration4 Crew Launches on Historic Picture Perfect Ride to Orbit on SpaceX Falcon 9: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – The all-civilian Inspiration4 crew launched on a  history making first-of-its-kind mission for a picture perfect ride to orbit atop a recycled SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on Sept. 15 aboard a Crew Dragon spacecraft from Florida’s Space Coast – none of them government or professional astronauts – with the goal of raising

SpaceX Launches 88 Rideshare Sats and Lands 1 Day After Helicopter No Fly Zone Intrusion Forces Scrub: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL SPACE FORCE STATION, FL – Under heavily overcast skies a veteran and heavily sooted SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched 88 small satellites into polar orbit Wednesday afternoon, June 30 one day after the liftoff was scrubbed when a private helicopter suddenly intruded into restricted airspace violating the no fly zone in the final moments

SpaceX Achieves Astounding Reuse Milestone with Record Setting Launch of 1st 10th Flown Booster Middle of the Night on Mother’s Day: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL SPACE FORCE STATION, FL –  SpaceX achieved another astounding rocket reusability milestone with the record-setting 10th launch to space of the fleet-leading Falcon 9 first stage booster B1051 during a magnificent middle-of-the night vault to orbit with 5 dozen Starlink internet satellites on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 9 from Florida’s Spaceport The dawn of

SpaceX Set to Expand Reusability Envelope with Record Setting 10th Launch of Falcon 9 Booster Overnight May 9: Watch Live/Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL SPACE FORCE STATION, FL –  SpaceX is about to set another astounding rocket reusability record and expand the envelop of reuse as they prepare for the record setting 10th launch to space of a Falcon 9 first stage booster overnight tonight, Sunday May 9 from the Florida Space Coast – which coincidentally coincides with

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