Tag: Space UpClose

SpaceX Launches 2nd Batch of Starlink Broadband Sats with 1st Quadruply Launched Booster and 1st Reflown Fairings on Veterans Day: Photos

CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, FL – The second batch of 60 SpaceX Starlink broadband satellites blasted off today on a beautiful Veterans Day Monday morning, Nov. 11 atop the first ever quadruply launched Falcon 9 first stage booster and first ever re-flown payload fairings encapsulating the next generation payload stack – thereby marking multiple truly historic milestones in spaceflight

SpaceX Falcon 9 Goes Vertical at Sunset & Moonrise for Veterans Day Starlink Launch Nov 11 with Reused Booster and Fairings: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM TITUSVILLE, FL- The SpaceX Falcon 9 went vertical at sunset and moonrise Sunday evening on the Florida Space Coast, Nov 10 in anticipation of the Veteran’s Day Monday, Nov. 11 launch of the next batch of 60 Starlink broadband satellites under very special ‘flight-proven’ circumstances – wherein it’s the first time the recovered first stage launches

Astronauts Grapple Commercial Cygnus Cargo Freighter upon ISS Arrival, To Unload 4 Tons NASA Science: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM NASA WALLOPS FLIGHT FACILITY, VA – A pair of NASA’s female American astronauts successfully grappled the Cygnus commercial cargo freighter using the Canadian-built hi tech robotic arm Monday morning, Nov. 4 after its flawless and beautiful blastoff from NASA’s mid-Atlantic launch base on Virginia’s shores on Saturday, Nov. 2 and two day voyage from the Earth

Gorgeous Liftoff for Antares Rocket and Cygnus Cargo Freighter Carrying Space Cookie Oven, Mice and EVA Tools to ISS: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM NASA WALLOPS FLIGHT FACILITY, VA – After mid-week torrential downpours cleared out hordes of space enthusiasts witnessed a gorgeous liftoff of the most powerful version of the Northrop Grumman commercial Antares rocket and Cygnus cargo freighter from NASA’s mid-Atlantic launch base on Virginia’s eastern shore to the International Space Station on Saturday, Nov. 2 carrying a

Mole on the Move on Mars InSight Lander

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL- The German Mole is on the move at last on Mars on NASA’s InSight lander after a lot of hard work by engineers on both sides of the Atlantic have has finally paid off trying to save the stuck deep penetrating heat probe on the agency’s spacecraft designed explore the deep interior of

Boeing Starliner Crew Capsule Coming Together for Uncrewed Maiden Test Flight to ISS in December

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER/CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION – At last after years of development effort and delays its finally getting real as all the key flight hardware for the maiden uncrewed test flight of the Boeing Starliner commercial crew capsule is coming together for its first blastoff on a shakedown cruise to the International Space Station