Tag: NASA

ULA Atlas V Launches Lovely Lucy in the Sky on Historic NASA Trek to Traverse Jupiter’s Trojan Asteroids: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER/CAPE CANAVERAL SPACE FORCE STATION, FL – NASA’s lovely Lucy asteroid expedition spacecraft launched into the dark predawn skies Saturday, Oct. 16 on a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V Carrier rocket from Florida’s Space Coast on a historic 1st ever trek to traverse and explore Jupiter’s pristine Trojan asteroids. With many singing and

NASA Lucy Asteroid Explorer Poised for Oct. 16 Liftoff on ULA Atlas V: Watch Live/Launch Pad 41 Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER/CAPE CANAVERAL SPACE FORCE STATION, FL – At T minus less than 12 hours and counting NASA’s Lucy spacecraft probe is poised for liftoff on a revolutionary mission as the first science probe from Earth aiming to explore the pristine Trojan asteroids – fossilized remnants leftover from the birth of our Solar System some

SpaceX Cargo Dragon Departs ISS for Successful Atlantic Ocean Splashdown off Florida Coast

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL – A SpaceX Cargo Dragon completed its month long stay at the International Space Station (ISS), departing from the orbiting outpost Thursday morning, Sept. 30, and accomplished a safe and successful splashdown hours later in the Atlantic Ocean that evening off the east coast of Florida returning home with some  2.3 tons of research samples

SpaceX Launches Cargo Dragon Packed with NASA Science to Space Station on Overnight Flight from Florida

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM After a days delay due to inclement weather a SpaceX Dragon cargo ship took flight  on a spectacular middle of the night blastoff this morning, Sunday, Aug. 29, carrying over two tons of science and research investigations and supplies for NASA bound for the International Space Station (ISS) from Florida’s Spaceport. Liftoff of the flight proven two

NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter Captures Aerial View of Perseverance Rover on 11th Successful Flight

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – Can you spot NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover mothership in the new aerial photo – shown above – taken by the agency’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter during its 11th incredible and successful flight above? In addition to photographing Perseverance from above in the thin Martian air Ingenuity is functioning fantastically well as an active