Tag: Ken Kremer

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

Much Delayed Veteran SpaceX Falcon 9 Launches Overnight Carrying 60 Starlink Satellites and Disappears Behind Thick Clouds

TITUSVILLE, FL – The much delayed liftoff of a veteran SpaceX Falcon 9 booster finally took place overnight in the wee hours this morning Thursday March 4 and quickly disappeared behind a thick layer of low clouds and from Florida’s Spaceport and successfully delivered the next batch of 60 Starlink internet satellites to low Earth orbit. The middle-of-the-night blastoff of

Perseverance Rover Snaps 1st Mastcam-Z 360-Degree Hi-Def Pano of Dazzling Mars Landing Site

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL –  Three Sols, or Martian Days, after surviving the ‘7 minutes of Terror’ and accomplishing a safe touchdown NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover snapped her first high-definition 360-degree panorama around her Mars landing site and new home at Jezero Crater on Feb. 21, using the rover’s Mastcam-Z instrument. NASA released the Mastcam-Z panorama on Feb.

NASA Perseverance Rover Captures Breathtaking ‘You Are There’ Video and Audio from Red Planet Touchdown

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL –  NASA released breathtaking  1st of its kind high definition video and audio captured from the dramatic descent and touchdown of the Perseverance Mars Rover that gives one  a ‘You Are There’ front row seat to the exciting landing events unfolding in real time on the Red Planet on Feb. 18. The never-before-seen

President Biden Calls to Congratulate NASA on Perseverance Mars Rover Touchdown: Watch Video

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL –  Just an hour after the dramatic and safe touchdown of the Perseverance Mars Rover on Feb. 18 President Biden called acting NASA Administrator Steve Jurczyk at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California to offer his congratulates and support for the mission team and the agency. President Biden thus continues to show very

Northrop Grumman Cygnus Commercial Cargo Ship Launches to Space Station with 4 Tons NASA Science and Supplies

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL –The 15th Northrop Grumman Cygnus cargo resupply spacecraft successfully launched at 12:36 p.m. EST Saturday, Feb. 20 from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility on the eastern shore of Virginia bound for the International Space Station with some 4 tons of science investigations and cargo for 7 person multinational crew living and working onboard – and on

NASA’s Perseverance Rover Nails Mars Landing In Search of Ancient Life and Transmits 1st Images

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL –  After enduring the harrowing ‘7 Minutes of Terror’ plunge through the Martian atmosphere following a 7 month interplanetary journey NASA’s Perseverance rover nailed her nail-biting landing on Mars Thursday afternoon, Feb. 18, and transmitted the first two images just moments later from the floor of the Jezero Crater landing site to reveal