Tag: SpaceX

SpaceX Cargo Dragon Departs ISS for Successful Atlantic Ocean Splashdown off Florida Coast

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL – A SpaceX Cargo Dragon completed its month long stay at the International Space Station (ISS), departing from the orbiting outpost Thursday morning, Sept. 30, and accomplished a safe and successful splashdown hours later in the Atlantic Ocean that evening off the east coast of Florida returning home with some  2.3 tons of research samples

All-Civilian Inspiration4 Crew of 1st Time Space Travelers Splashdown Safely off Florida Coast in Atlantic Ocean

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – After a history making journey to space the all-civilian Inspiration4 crew of first time space travelers aboard a SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule on the first privately financed mission to Earth orbit splashed down safely in the Atlantic Ocean offshore of the Florida Space Coast Saturday, Sept. 18, just before sunset and

Up Close with Inspiration4 Falcon 9 Rocket and Crew Dragon Prelaunch on Pad 39A: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – Prior to liftoff of the Inspiration4 mission with the first all civilian crew including no professional astronauts on Wednesday evening, Sept. 15, media photographers had the opportunity to photograph the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon capsule at Launch Complex 39A on NASA’s Kennedy Space Center at Florida’s Spaceport. Check

All-Civilian Inspiration4 Crew Launches on Historic Picture Perfect Ride to Orbit on SpaceX Falcon 9: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – The all-civilian Inspiration4 crew launched on a  history making first-of-its-kind mission for a picture perfect ride to orbit atop a recycled SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on Sept. 15 aboard a Crew Dragon spacecraft from Florida’s Space Coast – none of them government or professional astronauts – with the goal of raising

SpaceX Targets Sept. 15 for Falcon 9 Liftoff of Inspiration4 on 1st All-Civilian Mission to Orbit in Crew Dragon: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – SpaceX is targeting Wednesday evening, Sept. 15, for liftoff of the Inspiration4 mission on the world’s first all civilian mission to low Earth orbit with a crew of four private people aboard a Crew Dragon spacecraft – none of them government astronauts – with the goal of raising awareness and significant

SpaceX Launches Cargo Dragon Packed with NASA Science to Space Station on Overnight Flight from Florida

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM After a days delay due to inclement weather a SpaceX Dragon cargo ship took flight  on a spectacular middle of the night blastoff this morning, Sunday, Aug. 29, carrying over two tons of science and research investigations and supplies for NASA bound for the International Space Station (ISS) from Florida’s Spaceport. Liftoff of the flight proven two

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

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