Tag: Space UpClose

NASA and SpaceX Complete Launch Day Dress Rehearsal for 1st Crew Dragon Astronaut Launch: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – In one of their final major pre-launch training exercises NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley participated in a thorough countdown dry dress rehearsal today, May 23, at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida of the exact timeline of events they will run through on their history making launch aboard the 1st

NASA Buys More SLS Rocket Engines for Future Artemis Missions

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – On the heels of awarding contracts to a trio of U.S. companies to design and develop the critical human landing system under NASA’s Artemis moon landing program, the agency has announced a contract award to purchase all the additional rocket engines to power four more missions of the Space Launch System (SLS)

Ingenuity – Alabama High School Junior Names 1st Ever Red Planet Helicopter for NASA’s Mars 2020 Rover Perseverance

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – Ingenuity has been chosen as the name for the small but innovative and groundbreaking spacecraft that will mark NASA’s first attempt at powered flight on another planet as part of NASA Mars 2020 Perseverance rover mission – and the name was submitted by Alabama High School junior student Vaneeza Rupani. NASA’s 2020

SpaceX Retracts All 4 Recycled Falcon 9 Starlink Landing Legs for Cape Transport after Craning Off OCISLY Droneship: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM PORT CANAVERAL, FL – Despite a slightly harder landing than normal landing on the OCISLY droneship minutes after last weeks Starlink mission blastoff on Apr. 22, SpaceX workers successfully retracted all four of the recycled Falcon 9 1st stage landing legs in a single afternoon in Port Canaveral on Tuesday April 28, after craning it off

Recycled SpaceX Falcon 9 Streaks to Orbit on Stunning Starlink-6 Launch Expanding Constellation to Over 400: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – A four time recycled SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket streaked to orbit Wednesday afternoon on a stunning launch from the Florida Space Coast successfully carrying the next batch of 60 Starlink broadband satellites to orbit and thereby expanding the constellation to over 400 – and then landing the first stage on an

American-Russian Soyuz Crew of Meir, Morgan, Skripochka Return Safely to Changed Earth from Space Station

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – The American-Russian crew of Expedition 62 returned safely to an Earth vastly changed by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic early this morning Friday, April 17 after departing the International Space Station in their Soyuz spacecraft last night Thursday, April 16 for a safe soft landing just hours later in Kazakhstan. The trio of