Tag: NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine

Key Connecting Adapter for NASA’s Maiden SLS Moon Rocket for Artemis 1 mission arrives at Kennedy: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL –  As NASA was in the final stages of launching the historic Mars 2020 Perseverance rover to the Red Planet and preparing for the historic splashdown return of two NASA astronauts from the first piloted Crew Dragon test flight to the Space Station, a key connecting component for the maiden test flight

Crew Dragon Undocks Saturday from ISS for Historic Splashdown Sunday with 1st NASA Astronauts: Watch Live

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – After 64 days in space on the history-making first human spaceflight launch to space from US soil in nine years  the two-man veteran crew of NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley undocked from the International Space Station (ISS) as planned this evening Saturday, Aug. 1 inside their SpaceX Demo-2 Crew Dragon

SpaceX Crew Dragon Set to Depart ISS Today Aug. 1 with 2 NASA Astronauts: Watch Live

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – After two action packed months in space the two-man veteran crew of NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley will depart the International Space Station (ISS) later today, Saturday, Aug. 1 inside their history-making SpaceX Demo-2 Crew Dragon Endeavour test vehicle and return to Earth tomorrow afternoon Aug. 2 for the 1st

NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover Launches to the Red Planet in Search of Life: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION/KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL –  NASA’s $2.7 Billion Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover launched today on a 300 million mile (500 million km) interplanetary journey atop a powerful United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket under picture perfect skies from the Florida Space Coast to the Red Planet where she will rove an ancient

Hope – Historic 1st Emirates Mission Launches to Mars

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – Hope – the history making first Emirates mission to Mars was hurled skywards Sunday, July 19 on a Japanese rocket to begin a seven month interplanetary journey bound for the Red Planet and designed to study  the planets weather and climate, build a foundation for the nations burgeoning space program and inspire the

NASA Announces Aug. 1 Target for SpaceX Crew Dragon Astronauts Return to Earth from ISS

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine has announced by tweet that the two-man veteran crew of NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley will return to Earth in approximately two weeks and depart the International Space Station on Aug. 1 inside their history-making SpaceX Demo-2 Crew Dragon Endeavour test vehicle and splashdown the next

NASA Headquarters Named in Honor of ‘Hidden Figure’ Mary W. Jackson

SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine announced that the agency’s headquarters building in Washington, D.C., will be named in honor of Mary W. Jackson, the first African American female engineer at NASA. The ‘Hidden Figure’ story of Mary Jackson and other African-American women trailblazers that helped launch America’s first astronauts safely into space and back

Kathy Lueders Selected to Lead All of NASA’s Human Spaceflight Efforts

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine has announced the selection of Kathy Lueders, Manager of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program, to be the chief of all of NASA’s Human Space Flight programs as the agency’s next associate administrator of the Human Exploration and Operations (HEO) Mission Directorate – even as the first crew of NASA