Tag: ESA

NASA Crew-1 Dragon Astronauts Depart ISS for Safe Splashdown Making 1st US Nighttime Water Landing Since Apollo 8

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – After completing a six month science stint aboard the International Space Station (ISS) the four person multinational astronaut team on the NASA Crew-1 mission departed aboard their commercial SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft Saturday evening and safely splashed down overnight this morning making the first nighttime water landing of astronauts since NASA’s historic

NASA, SpaceX GO for April 22 Launch 4 Astronauts to International Space Station: Photos

  For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL –  NASA and SpaceX announced they are GO for launch of NASA’s SpaceX Crew-2 mission with four astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) following the successful conclusion of the joint Flight Readiness Review (FRR) held at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The NASA and SpaceX launch teams are

NASA Perseverance Rover Completes 1st Test Drive on Mars Terrain

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – NASA’s Perseverance rover performed its first test drive drive on Martian terrain on March 4, or Sol 14, the mission team announced with the release of a batch of dramatic new images captured at the landing site now bearing the name “Octavia E. Butler Landing” where the six wheeled robot touched down safely

NASA and ESA Name 3 Astronauts to SpaceX Crew-3 Mission to ISS Launching 2021

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL –  NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) have selected a trio of astronauts to fly on the SpaceX Crew-3 mission launching to the International Space Station in late 2021. The multinational trio consist of NASA astronauts Raja Chari and Tom Marshburn, who will serve as commander and pilot, respectively, and ESA astronaut Matthias Maurer from Germany,

NASA Webb Space Telescope Completes Rigorous Tests Required for Rocket Launch

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – After years of hard work and long hours by many teams of dedicated workers NASA’s fully assembled James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) has at last fully and successfully completed all of the very harsh prelaunch environmental stress testing involving acoustics and vibrations required to clear the mammoth observatory for a rocket  launch to space

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope Primary Mirror Passes Deployment Test, COVID-19 Crisis Suspends Work: Video

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM – 1 April 2020 CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – The team building NASA’s mammoth James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) recently accomplished a major milestone – namely fully deployed its 21 foot (6.5 meter) primary mirror into the same configuration it will have when it is carrying out astronomical observations in space. However, NASA has also suspended virtually