Tag: NASA

OSIRIS-REx Snaps Parting Shot of Bennu Departs for Earth with Treasure Trove of Primordial Asteroid Samples

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – NASA’s bold and wildly successful OSIRIS-REx spacecraft successful fired up its main engine for seven minutes Monday afternoon, May 10, to bid adieu and depart Asteroid Bennu placing the probe on a trajectory heading for a return to Earth in 2023 and delivery of a treasure trove of pristine primordial asteroid material

NASA’s Ingenuity Helicopter Completes First One-Way Trip on Mars at Record Breaking Altitude

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL –  NASA’s history making Ingenuity Helicopter continues its astonishing mission with another pair of envelope stretching firsts by completing the first ever one way trip to a new airfield in the direction the Perseverance rover is heading and then soaring skyward to a new record high altitude above Mars during above Mars during

Hear Astounding 1st Sounds Ingenuity Helicopter In-Flight on Mars Recorded by NASA Perseverance: Audio/Video

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL –  In another astounding first we can now hear the first sounds of NASA’s history making Ingenuity Helicopter whirring rotors while in-flight on Mars in new audio and video and recorded by the Perseverance rover mothership listening and watching nearby during the choppers 4th and most daring and challenging test flight thus far

Ingenuity Mars Chopper Completes Challenging 4th Test Flight and Assumes Operational Support Role

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL –  NASA’s Ingenuity chopper completed its extremely challenging 4th test flight on Friday, April 30, by again flying faster and farther than ever before – far surpassing all prelaunch objectives during testing on Earth while making history as humanity’s first aircraft to fly beyond Earth. And because of that and the fact that

NASA’s 1st SLS Core Stage for Artemis 1 Moon Mission Rolls off Barge into VAB at Kennedy Space Center: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL –  The first ever built and truly mammoth core stage for NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) mega rocket arrived at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida by barge late Tuesday afternoon April, 27, and was then rolled off the barge and into the iconic Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) Thursday morning April 29

NASA Crew-1 Dragon Astronauts Depart ISS for Safe Splashdown Making 1st US Nighttime Water Landing Since Apollo 8

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – After completing a six month science stint aboard the International Space Station (ISS) the four person multinational astronaut team on the NASA Crew-1 mission departed aboard their commercial SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft Saturday evening and safely splashed down overnight this morning making the first nighttime water landing of astronauts since NASA’s historic

NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Chopper Snaps Amazing Aerial Image of Perseverance, Ready to Push Envelope with All Flight Goals Met

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – NASA’s experimental Ingenuity Martian chopper snapped an amazing first ever aerial image of the agency’s Perseverance rover residing on the surface of the Red Planet  while acing its 3rd tremendous test flight on Sunday, April 25 – when it flew faster, farther and bolder than ever before and continues its history making achievements

NASA’s 1st SLS Core Stage Arrives by Barge at Kennedy Space Center after Tow Past Recovered SpaceX Crew-2 Booster: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL –  The maiden core stage of NASA’s mammoth Space Launch System (SLS) mega rocket set to launch on the history making Artemis 1 mission to deliver NASA’s Orion deep space human rated capsule to the Moon has safely arrived by barge at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida late Tuesday afternoon, April