Tag: Moon

NASA’s Orion Completes Outbound Powered Lunar Flyby Firing with Luscious Lookbacks to Earth and Moon

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – NASA’s new era of Artemis exploration continues gathering momentum as the unpiloted Orion crew capsule successfully completed its  outbound powered flyby (OPF) engine burn Monday morning, Nov. 21 and made its closest flyby of the Moon – keeping the human space vehicle and Artemis 1 mission precisely on track for targeting

Last Look at Artemis 1 atop Launch Pad 39B Before Rollback to VAB Shelter due to Hurricane Ian: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM PLAYALINDA BEACH/KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – Due to the impending threat from monster Hurricane Ian approaching the Florida peninsula including the Space Coast NASA officials have decided to roll the Artemis I Space Launch System (SLS) rocket and Orion spacecraft back to the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) protective shelter on late Monday evening, Sept. 26. “NASA

NASA Successfully Completes Critical Cryogenic Tanking Test for Artemis 1 Moon Rocket: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – NASA successfully completed the critical cryogenic tanking test for the Artemis 1 Moon rocket on Wednesday, Sept. 21, after teams encountered another significant hydrogen leak near the start of the loading process engineers and then effectively resolved them in a timely manner at Launch Complex 39B at the Kennedy Space Center

NASA Delays SLS Cryogenic Tanking Test to Sept. 21 and Artemis 1 Moon Rocket Launch to NET Late September: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – NASA says technicians have completed repairs to the leaking hydrogen fuel line on the mammoth Artemis 1 Moon rocket out at launch pad 39B which in turn will allow the team to move forward and carry out a full tanking demonstration test of super cold cryogenics to verify whether the dangerous

NASA Tentatively Targets August 29 Launch Maiden SLS Moon Rocket on Artemis 1 Test Flight: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – NASA announced the agency is tentatively targeting August 29 as the launch date for the maiden flight of the mammoth SLS Mega Moon rocket on the Artemis 1 unpiloted lunar test flight from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center (KSC). NASA officials determined that the 4th Wet Dress Rehearsal (WDR) Tanking Test conducted

NASA Rolls SLS Back to VAB for Final Preparations for Artemis 1 Launch Late Summer: Photos

  For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL –  Just in the nick of time from approaching thunder and rainstorms NASA’s 32- story tall Space Launch System (SLS) rocket was transported back from Launch Complex-39B and arrived inside the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) NASA’s Kennedy Space Center (KSC) on Saturday afternoon, July 2, after agency officials determined that the