Tag: Space UpClose

‘Destination Space: Boots on the Moon’ – IN FOCUS Spectrum TV News interview with Ken Kremer

SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM ORLANDO, FL – NASA’s Project Artemis plans for a human return to the Moon was the topic of ‘Destination Space: Boots on the Moon’ – featured on the ‘IN FOCUS’ TV News interview program shown on Spectrum News Channel 13 in Florida – for which I was interviewed representing Space UpClose along with Mark Bontrager representing Space

SpaceX Test Fires Crew Dragon Emergency Abort Thrusters in Major Milestone to Human Missions

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – SpaceX completed a critical static test firing of the Crew Dragon emergency SuperDraco abort thrusters on a ground stand at Cape Canaveral this afternoon, Nov. 13 under dreary weather conditions of the same system that triggered the explosive destruction of a similar spacecraft seven months ago in April – thereby hopefully achieving

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