Tag: International Space Station

Normal Crew Operations Resume on Space Station Following Reckless Russian ASAT Test

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – The seven humans living aboard the International Space Station (ISS) have been allowed to resume normal operations once again, following the emergency shelter in place actions taken by the multinational crewmates to protect themselves from a hazardous debris cloud created in the stations orbital path following the reckless, unprovoked and very dangerous

Reckless Russian Anti-satellite Test Forces ISS Crew into Emergency Escape Capsules

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – The Russian military conducted an Anti-Satellite missile weapons test on Monday, Nov. 15, firing a ground based missile that intercepted and destroyed an old Soviet-era orbiting military satellite thereby creating and scattering a wide spread swarm of low-Earth orbiting debris that also coincided with the orbit of the International Space Station (ISS)

Scorched SpaceX NASA Crew-2 Crew Dragon Sails Into Port Canaveral after Gulf Splashdown Return from ISS: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM PORT CANAVERAL, FL – Scorched like a toasty marshmallow after surviving the scorching heats of reentry into Earth’s atmosphere upon departing the International Space Station (ISS) and safely splashing down in the Gulf Of Mexico near Pensacola, Florida, days ago on Monday evening, Nov. 8 – carrying a multinational quartet of astronauts back home from the

NASA ESA Crew-3 Astronauts Dock at Space Station with SpaceX Crew Dragon Endurance

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL –  One day after a cloud obscured but nevertheless stunning nighttime blastoff from the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) the four multinational German and American astronauts on the NASA, ESA Crew-3 mission safely and successfully docked to the International Space Station (ISS) Thursday evening, Nov. 11 gliding into port aboard SpaceX’s commercial Crew

Multinational US and German Astronaut Crew Streaks to Orbit on Spectacular NASA ESA SpaceX Night Launch to ISS: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL –  After multiple postponements for poor weather and a ‘minor medical issue’ affecting one of the four multinational crew members, the NASA, ESA SpaceX Crew-3 mission streaked to orbit during a spectacular nighttime launch of US and German astronauts beginning a half year science mission to the International Space Station (ISS) Wednesday

NASA’s Dilemma Prioritizing Crew-2 Splashdown vs. Crew-3 Launch for Space Station Astronauts

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL –  After several delays for weather and a ‘minor medical issue’ affecting one of the four multinational Crew-3 crew members NASA faced a dilemma juggling competing priorities for the Crew-2 vs. the Crew-3 teams of astronauts already on-board vs. those set to head to the International Space Station (ISS) from Florida’s Spaceport.

NASA Postpones Boeing Starliner Test Flight into 2022 as Faulty Thruster Root Cause Search Continues

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL –  NASA has postponed the next launch attempt of the oft delayed Boeing Starliner uncrewed test flight into no earlier than the first half of 2022 as engineers continue to search for the root cause and fix the faulty propulsion valves discovered inside the spaceships service module that forced a scrub during the Aug.