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Technical Issue Scrubs NASA SpaceX Multinational Crew-6 Falcon 9 Blastoff to ISS, Reset to March 2: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – A last minute technical issue with the flow of ignition fluid into the rocket engines scrubbed the liftoff of the four person multinational team of NASA Crew-6 mission spaceflyers at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida – under ideal weather conditions in the wee hours of Monday, Feb. 27. Liftoff of

Multinational Crew-6 Spaceflyers Arrive at KSC for NASA SpaceX Falcon 9 Launch Reset to Feb. 27: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – The four-person multinational team of NASA Crew-6 mission spaceflyers arrived at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida around lunchtime Tuesday, Feb. 21, to complete final training and preparations prior to their launch on a SpaceX Falcon 9 and Crew Dragon spacecraft now delayed to overnight Monday, Feb. 27 and bound for

Throngs Thrilled Friday Night by SpaceX Falcon 9 Launch of Inmarsat Mobile Comsat from Space Coast: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM TITUSVILLE, FL – Huge throngs of thrilled spectators crowded around the Space Coast viewing areas Friday night, Feb. 17, to witness a beautiful SpaceX Falcon 9 liftoff of a six-ton global mobile communications relay from Florida’s Space Coast for Inmarsat – one of the worlds leading connectivity companies The Inmarsat 6 F2 (I6 F2) satellite was

Stellar Midnight SpaceX Launch Lofts 55 Starlinks to Orbit with Fastest Pad Turnaround: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM TITUSVILLE, FL – Just past midnight, SpaceX lofted another 55 Starlink high speed broadband internet satellites to low Earth orbit while accomplishing the fastest turnaround between missions – five days and three hours – from the same pad! Namely complex 40 on Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida, and soaring away again on a southeasterly

Picturesque Pelicans Patrol SpaceX Recovered Falcon 9 Booster Sailed into Port Canaveral: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM PORT CANAVERAL, FL – A flock of picturesque pelicans were on patrol as another rather sooty recovered SpaceX Falcon 9 booster sailed into Port Canaveral over the weekend and was processed by technicians for turnaround and eventual recycling for another technologically remarkable and cost savings launch from Florida’s Space Coast in the not-to-distant future. The 5x flown

Superb SpaceX Launch of Spanish Communications Satellite from Space Coast for Hispasat: Photos

CAPE CANAVERAL SPACE FORCE STATION, FL – At last after weather and rocket checking delays SpaceX launched a Spanish communications satellite for Space-based Hispasat Monday evening, Feb. 6, from Florida’s Space Coast into crystal clear evening skies that made for superb viewing at it arc away and over on an easterly trajectory delighting spectators for several minutes. The massive 5

UpClose with Spanish Amazonas Nexus Internet Satellite Poised for SpaceX Falcon 9 Liftoff: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL SPACE FORCE STATION, FL – After weather and rocket checking delays a recycled SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is poised to launch a Spanish communications satellite for Space-based Hispasat Monday evening, Feb. 6,  from Florida’s Space Coast on an easterly trajectory. The massive 5 ton Amazonas Nexus satellite owned by Madrid based Hispasat will launch

SpaceX Falcon 9 Launches Heaviest Payload Ever – as Seen 1st Time from Cruise Ship in Caribbean: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM MARDI GRAS CARNIVAL CRUISE SHIP, ATLANTIC OCEAN –SpaceX launched its heaviest payload ever on a Falcon 9 rocket during a dead-of-night liftoff at 4:32 a.m. ET early Thursday, Jan. 26, carrying another batch of Starlink broadband internet satellites to low Earth orbit from Florida’s Space Coast on a southeasterly trajectory – and which we witnessed for

SpaceX Launches GPS Satellite During Spectacular Golden Sunrise for Space Force from Space Coast: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM TITUSVILLE, FL – A SpaceX Falcon 9 carrying the next GPS (Global Positioning System) navigation satellite for the US Space Force soared to space during a spectacular golden sunrise Wednesday morning, Jan. 18, from the Space Coast to fortify the current GPS constellation. The sixth advanced Global Positioning System III (GPS III) navigation satellite dubbed GPS 3