For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM PORT CANAVERAL/KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – Sunday Jan. 24 was a day of non-stop exhilarating action at Florida’s Space Coast that began with the successful inaugural Transporter-1 SmallSat mission launch at 10 a.m. from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center and culminated six hours later as the record setting 1st SpaceX Falcon 9 1st stage to fly eight
For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – SpaceX dazzled to the end with the beautiful and spectacular breakfast time Saturday launch of the clandestine NROL-108 national security spy satellite payload for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) on a five time recycled Falcon 9 booster, just in time to shirk away looming dark clouds overtaking the Florida Space Coast
For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, FL – Following Sunday nights, Nov. 22, scrub to further scrutinize ‘mission assurance’ data for closer examination and a weather delay Monday afternoon, Nov. 23, SpaceX is retargeting the nighttime liftoff of a ‘fleet leading’ veteran Falcon 9 rocket carrying the next batch of Starlink broadband internet satellite to orbit to
For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM TITUSVILLE/CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – SpaceX is targeting Sunday, Nov. 22 for the nighttime liftoff of a veteran Falcon 9 rocket carrying the next batch of Starlink broadband internet satellite to orbit following a successful static fire test using a milestone 1st stage booster this Saturday afternoon Nov. 21 – after torrential rains poured on the Space
For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM PORT CANAVERAL/KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – Three and a half days after Sunday’s (Nov. 15) historic and flawless blastoff with 4 astronauts from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida the SpaceX Crew 1 Falcon 9 first stage booster that propelled them aboard Crew Dragon Resilience to a successful docking with the International Space Station (ISS) Monday
For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – After a scrub for technical reasons resulting from the Falcon 9 rocket on Thursday, SpaceX at last launched the vehicle at lunchtime today, Saturday, Oct. 24 carrying another batch of 60 Starlink broadband internet satellite darting through thick clouds on its way to low Earth orbit (LEO) from the Florida Space Coast.
For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM PORT CANAVERAL, FL – Following last Thursday’s (Oct. 8) stellar sunset return of the 3x flown and landed SpaceX Falcon 9 1st stage from the 13th Starlink mission to Port Canaveral and Florida’s Space Coast atop the ‘Of Course I Still Love You’ (OSICLY) droneship the crane crew hoisted the booster off the ship and onto
For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – Scrub Streak Broken! The seemingly endless and unprecedented series of Florida Space Coast launch scrubs by both SpaceX and ULA for more than a month and given names such as ‘Scrubitis’, ‘Scrubtober’, “Scrubtoberfest’ or ‘Scrubtember’ – mostly for technical reasons – has at last ended with a spectacular sunrise blastoff Tuesday
Heron awaits SpaceX Falcon 9 launch at KSC LC-39 Press Site – then flies away after SpaceX engineers call scrub as final countdown was to begin due to poor booster landing recovery weather in the Atlantic Ocean. Recycled Falcon 9 for 13th Starlink comsat launch stands vertical at Launch Complex-39A on NASA’s Kennedy Space Center for launch scrubbed from Sept.
For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – The afternoon blastoff of a ‘flight-proven’ Falcon 9 is now targeted to Thursday, Sept. 17 carrying the next batch of Starlink internet satellites to orbit from the Florida Space Coast – also utilizing a recycled nose cone half and marking the 2nd Falcon 9 Starlink launch this month. But only if