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NASA Delays SLS Cryogenic Tanking Test to Sept. 21 and Artemis 1 Moon Rocket Launch to NET Late September: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – NASA says technicians have completed repairs to the leaking hydrogen fuel line on the mammoth Artemis 1 Moon rocket out at launch pad 39B which in turn will allow the team to move forward and carry out a full tanking demonstration test of super cold cryogenics to verify whether the dangerous

Blue Origin Uncrewed Capsule Saved by Abort after New Shepard Rocket Fails on Science Mission

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – Blue Origin and company founder Jeff Bezos suffered a significant setback when their commercial New Shepard rocket failed for the first time ever about one minute after liftoff Monday morning, Sept. 12 from West Texas. Fortunately, however the capsule survived when it was saved by the abort motor which was automatically triggered

NASA Artemis 1 Moon Rocket and Record Setting SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Duo Simultaneously Vertical at KSC Launch Complex 39 after SLS Scrub: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CANAVERAL NATIONAL SEASHORE/KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – For a brief day in early September a darling rocket duo were standing simultaneously vertical at the sister pads Launch Pads 39B and 39A at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida – namely NASA’s Artemis 1 maiden SLS/Orion Mega Moon rocket and SpaceX’s record-breaking recycled Falcon 9 rocket

China Launches and Docks Next Module to Space Station But Booster to Fall Uncontrolled to Earth

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL –  China’s heavy lift Long March 5B rocket successfully launched a new science module to orbit and docked it to their growing space station, Sunday morning, July 24, with a trio of astronauts serving aboard in another major sign of the country’s burgeoning space programs and capabilities. While the rocket launch and laboratory

NASA Tentatively Targets August 29 Launch Maiden SLS Moon Rocket on Artemis 1 Test Flight: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – NASA announced the agency is tentatively targeting August 29 as the launch date for the maiden flight of the mammoth SLS Mega Moon rocket on the Artemis 1 unpiloted lunar test flight from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center (KSC). NASA officials determined that the 4th Wet Dress Rehearsal (WDR) Tanking Test conducted

NASA Rolls SLS Back to VAB for Final Preparations for Artemis 1 Launch Late Summer: Photos

  For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL –  Just in the nick of time from approaching thunder and rainstorms NASA’s 32- story tall Space Launch System (SLS) rocket was transported back from Launch Complex-39B and arrived inside the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) NASA’s Kennedy Space Center (KSC) on Saturday afternoon, July 2, after agency officials determined that the