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Billionaire Jeff Bezos and Crew Soar to the Edge of Space on Historic 1st Human Flight aboard Blue Origin’s New Shepard Spacecraft

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – Billionaire Jeff Bezos, the world’s richest man, achieved his lifelong dream Tuesday morning July 20 when he soared to the edge of space on the history making 1st human flight aboard his company’s New Shepard suborbital commercial rocket and capsule built by Blue Origin – the rocket company he founded and financed

Boeing Starliner Rolls Out to Launch Pad and Mated on ULA Atlas V Rocket for Redo Test Flight to ISS: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL –  After more than a year of hardware and software fixes and upgrades Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner crew spacecraft rolled out in the dead of night Saturday, July 17, from the company’s Commercial Crew and Cargo Processing Facility (C3PF) manufacturing building at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center on a trek to the launch pad on

Wally Funk and Dutch Teenager to Fly with Billionaire Jeff Bezos on Blue Origin’s 1st New Shepard Human Flight to Space

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – 82-year-old Aviation pioneer Wally Funk, is all set, ready and willing to fly to space at last after she was chosen by Billionaire Jeff Bezos to fly with him as an honored guest and crew member aboard Blue Origin’s first New Shepard human flight to space on his company’s history making New

SpaceX Launches 88 Rideshare Sats and Lands 1 Day After Helicopter No Fly Zone Intrusion Forces Scrub: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL SPACE FORCE STATION, FL – Under heavily overcast skies a veteran and heavily sooted SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched 88 small satellites into polar orbit Wednesday afternoon, June 30 one day after the liftoff was scrubbed when a private helicopter suddenly intruded into restricted airspace violating the no fly zone in the final moments

Rogue Aircraft Scrubs SpaceX Transporter-2 Rideshare Liftoff Recycled to June 30: Watch Live/Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL SPACE FORCE STATION, FL – In the final moments of the countdown a rogue aircraft flew into the range exclusion zone violating restricted airspace and scrubbed today’s, (June 29) planned launch of a veteran SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket in an unexpected and very undesired twist to the disappointment of all involved including the launch

NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter Notches 8th Successful Flight with Touchdown at New Airfield After Software Upgrade

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – NASA’s groundbreaking Ingenuity Helicopter notched its 8th successful test flight on the Red Planet this week traveling for more than a minute and achieving a soft touchdown at another new ‘airfield’ – the fifth – after being upgraded with new flight software utilized for the 1st time now on its 3rd operational

SpaceX Completes Successful Falcon 9 Static Fire Test Then Postpones Transporter-2 Rideshare Liftoff: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM TITUSVILLE, FL – After completing a successful static fire test of the Falcon 9 first stage booster on Tuesday afternoon, June 22, SpaceX unexpectedly announced two days later Thursday, June 24, that the planned launch of their second dedicated rideshare mission Transporter-2 carrying over 80 small satellites and slated for Friday afternoon, June 25, would be