For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – Sunday morning Oct. 18 brought another spectacular sunrise blastoff of a SpaceX recycled Falcon 9 carrying 60 Starlink internet satellite to low Earth orbit (LEO) from the Kennedy Space Center – just shy of two weeks after the prior Starlink launch on Oct. 6 from Florida’s Space Coast. Moreover this counts
For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM PORT CANAVERAL, FL – Following last Thursday’s (Oct. 8) stellar sunset return of the 3x flown and landed SpaceX Falcon 9 1st stage from the 13th Starlink mission to Port Canaveral and Florida’s Space Coast atop the ‘Of Course I Still Love You’ (OSICLY) droneship the crane crew hoisted the booster off the ship and onto
For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – Scrub Streak Broken! The seemingly endless and unprecedented series of Florida Space Coast launch scrubs by both SpaceX and ULA for more than a month and given names such as ‘Scrubitis’, ‘Scrubtober’, “Scrubtoberfest’ or ‘Scrubtember’ – mostly for technical reasons – has at last ended with a spectacular sunrise blastoff Tuesday
For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER/CAPE CANAVERAL SPACE FORCE STATION, FL – The Florida Space Coast continues to be afflicted by a possibly unprecedentedly bad case of ‘scrubitis’ – with near endless rocket scrubs for America’s two premier rocket makers United Launch Alliance (ULA) and SpaceX aborting 2 launches moments before liftoff today just over 9 hours apart –
For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – In what seems like an endless repetitive time-loop dream ala ‘Groundhog Day’ the trio of back to back Space Coast rocket launches that had planned to light up the Central Florida skies starting this Sunday morning from America’s two premier rocket makers United Launch Alliance (ULA) and SpaceX over the next
For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM TITUSVILLE, FL – It could be rocket heaven for space enthusiasts, fans and spectators on the Space Coast as 3 back to back rocket launches in 3 days are planned to light up the Central Florida skies bunched up on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday from America’s two premier rocket makers United Launch Alliance (ULA) and SpaceX
For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM AMERICAN SPACE MUSEUM, TITUSVILLE, FL – Watch my live interview discussion of current space missions and launches on the Fri Sept. 18 edition of the ‘Stay Curious’ daily weekday space show presented and hosted by Marq Marquette and the American Space Museum, Titusville, FL, direct from the Florida Space Coast: Watch my live and complete ‘Stay
Heron awaits SpaceX Falcon 9 launch at KSC LC-39 Press Site – then flies away after SpaceX engineers call scrub as final countdown was to begin due to poor booster landing recovery weather in the Atlantic Ocean. Recycled Falcon 9 for 13th Starlink comsat launch stands vertical at Launch Complex-39A on NASA’s Kennedy Space Center for launch scrubbed from Sept.
For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – The afternoon blastoff of a ‘flight-proven’ Falcon 9 is now targeted to Thursday, Sept. 17 carrying the next batch of Starlink internet satellites to orbit from the Florida Space Coast – also utilizing a recycled nose cone half and marking the 2nd Falcon 9 Starlink launch this month. But only if
For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM PORT CANAVERAL, FL – Following Sunday’s sterling morning return of the 2x flown Falcon 9 1st stage into Port Canaveral on Sept. 6 towed triumphantly atop the ‘Of Course I Still Love You’ (OSICLY) droneship and taking a few days break for Labor Day and weather the SpaceX crane crew resumed work on Wednesday morning, Sept.