Tag: NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine

NASA, SpaceX Target May for 1st Crew Dragon Launch with Astronauts to ISS – But Will it Happen with COVID-19 Crisis?

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – NASA and SpaceX have jointly announced that they are targeting May – roughly two months or so from now – for the first launch of the private Crew Dragon ferry ship with two agency astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) on the Demo-2 mission from the Florida Space Coast.  That is

NASA Administrator Statement Responding to Coronavirus Pandemic with Facility Closings and Artemis Mission Impacts

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – Like everyone else NASA is feeling the ever growing impact of the coronavirus pandemic across the globe as known cases and deaths climb precipitously as more cases of COVID19 are diagnosed among the NASA workforce. NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine issued a new statement today, Thursday, March 19, that moves the agency’s Michoud

NASA Mathematician and Racial Trailblazer Katherine Johnson Dies at Age 101

SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL –NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson who calculated critical flight trajectories that helped launch America’s first astronauts safely into space and back including Alan Shepard and John Glenn and later helped land NASA’s Apollo 11 astronauts on the Moon and who was also a legendary trailblazing leader in civil rights, racial and gender equality passed away

NASA, SpaceX Successfully Demonstrate Astronaut Launch Escape System on Commercial Crew Dragon Spacecraft: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – Today was a magnificent day for American human spaceflight following the ‘picture perfect’ demonstration test launch of the astronaut launch escape system for the commercial Crew Dragon spacecraft on a Falcon 9 rocket that paves the way for a resumption of crew launches from American soil as soon as this spring

NASA Prepares Artemis I SLS Core Stage for Shipment on Pegasus Barge

For Spaceupclose.com and RocketSTEM MICHOUD ASSEMBLY FACILITY, LA/CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – The NASA, Boeing and Aerojet Rocketdyne team is now in the final stages of preparing the first completed Space Launch System (SLS) rocket core stage for the Artemis 1 Moon mission for shipment via the Pegasus barge from NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans, Louisiana to NASA’s Stennis