Tag: Launch Complex-39A

Crew-2 Astronauts and NASA SpaceX Launch Teams Practice Procedures and Complete Static Fire Test for April 22 Launch

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – Its been a busy weekend of prelaunch activities and accomplishing two key required milestones as the four astronauts flying on the NASA SpaceX Crew-2 mission bound for a six month stay at the International Space Station (ISS) and launch teams completed a full countdown dress rehearsal of the launch day events

SpaceX Falcon 9 Blasts Off and Lands for Record Setting 9th Time Delivering Starlink Satellites to Orbit: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – A recycled SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket established a new record by launching and landing the first time ever for the ninth time after blasting off at pre- sunrise this morning Sunday, March 14, and successfully delivered another tranche of 60 Starlink broadband internet satellites to orbit – marking the 3rd Falcon 9

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

SpaceX Completes Static Fire Test Sunday, Targets Predawn Wednesday Feb. 3 for Next Starlink Launch But Weather Iffy: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE, PLAYALINDA BEACH, FL –  After successfully completing a static fire test Sunday afternoon, Jan. 31, SpaceX was initially targeting predawn Tuesday for launch of the next batch of 60 Starlink broadband internet  satellite to orbit while keep an eye om poor weather prospects for both the launch site and the booster

SpaceX Dazzles with Record Setting Launch of Clandestine NROL-108 National Security Spy Satellite for the NRO: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL –  SpaceX dazzled to the end with the beautiful and spectacular breakfast time Saturday launch of the clandestine NROL-108  national security spy satellite payload for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) on a five time recycled Falcon 9 booster, just in time to shirk away looming dark clouds overtaking the Florida Space Coast

SpaceX Targets Dec. 17 Launch of NRO Spysat on Reused Falcon 9 Booster from KSC: Photos/Watch Live

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL –  After raising the Falcon 9 rocket from vertical to horizontal this afternoon, Wednesday, Dec. 16, SpaceX is targeting Thursday morning, Dec.17 for the breakfast time launch of the clandestine NROL-108 mission spy satellite payload for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) from the Florida Space Coast. And the weather outlook is rather

SpaceX Launches 1st Upgraded Cargo Dragon with NASA Science and New Commercial Airlock to Space Station: Photos

Ken Kremer – For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL –  SpaceX launched the 1st of their upgraded Cargo Dragon spacecraft into gorgeous Sunday lunchtime skies over Florida’s Space Coast on a NASA contracted resupply mission hauling over 3 tons of NASA science and supplies and a new commercial airlock from Nanoracks to enhance research capabilities bound for the International