Tag: ESA

Astronomers Unveil Astounding ‘First Light’ Science Imagery from NASA’s Webb Telescope

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – Gleeful astronomers unveiled an astounding suite of ‘First Light’ imagery captured by NASA’s massive new James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) revealing heretofore unseen vistas of massive cosmic cliffs, star birth in stellar nurseries, star death, evolving and merging galaxies smacking into one another,  and detailed spectra of an exoplanet detecting water vapor

Crew 3 Splashes Down Safely After 6 Month NASA ESA Science Expedition Aboard ISS

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL/KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – The multinational four person team of Crew-3 astronauts representing NASA and ESA splashed down overnight this morning just past midnight, May 6, after concluding their 6 month science expedition aboard the International Space Station (ISS) and returning safely to Earth in their SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft – during an extremely busy

Spectacular Overnight SpaceX Blastoff for US Italian Crew-4 Astronauts on Dragon ‘Freedom’ to ISS: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – The Crew-4 multinational team of astronauts from the US and Italy blasted off in the wee hours overnight in spectacular fashion,  Wednesday, April 27, atop a recycled SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida while seated inside the brand new SpaceX Crew Dragon Freedom spacecraft, bound for

Rapid Cadence of Human Launches Continues with NASA ESA SpaceX Crew-4 Overnight Launch April 27: Watch Live/Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – The Crew-4 multinational team of astronauts from the US and Europe is ready to blastoff  at last on a nearly half year science mission to the International Space Station (ISS) in the wee hours overnight Wednesday, April 27, after poor splashdown weather forced lengthy homecoming delays for the private Axiom Mission-1

NASA ESA SpaceX Crew 4 Astronauts Arrive at KSC for Launch to ISS on Crew Dragon Freedom: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL –  A multinational crew of NASA and ESA astronauts arrived at lunchtime today, April 18, at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center (KSC)  from their training base in Texas to start final preparations for their launch aboard a brand new SpaceX Crew Dragon on Saturday, April 23, bound for the International Space Station (ISS)

Lockheed Martin Wins NASA Contracts for 1st Mars Sample Retrieval Mission MAV Rocket, Cruise Stage and Earth Return Capsule

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL –  NASA has awarded Lockheed Martin a trio of contracts critical to carrying out the world’s first ever Mars Sample Return (MSR) campaign in order to successfully retrieve and return the first ever soil and rock samples from the Martian surface to Earth – currently being gathered by the Perseverance rover and destined