About the Author

Seth Kurkowski

Managing Editor for Space Explored

Seth Kurkowski covers launches and general space news for Space Explored. He has been following launches from Florida since 2018.

Seth’s first launch was SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy Demo in February of 2018 and has been hooked on them ever since.

He also helped start Space Coast Launch Ambassadors, an outreach group advocating for space exploration while helping the general public enjoy rocket launches from the Space Coast.

Seth co-hosts the Space Explored weekly podcast as well as the Rapid Unscheduled Discussions podcast.

Email tips, pitches, typos, and feedback to kurk@SpaceExplored.com.

Follow: Twitter @SethKurk + Instagram @sethkurk.

Can you make it as a Blue Origin Astronaut?

Blue Origin released details on the requirements their astronauts will need to fly their New Shepard rocket. Do you have what it takes to fly on the first crewed flight this July?

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On the anniversary of Alan Shepard’s historic flight, SpaceX lands Starship SN15 successfully

Today marks the 60th anniversary of Alan Shepard’s fateful flight, now today will mark another first. The first successful landing of a Starship vehicle by SpaceX.

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[Update: 5:25 PM T-0 time] SpaceX readies for Starship SN15’s flight later today

We’ve been waiting on confirmation from SpaceX on if they will fly Starship SN15 and we finally got an update on the website that it will fly today.

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Blue Origin to auction off first New Shepard seat to the highest bidder

Over the last year, many have thought about when will Blue Origin finish testing their New Shephard rocket and finally launch their first crewed flight. Well, the wait is finally over.

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Go see an X-Wing at the National Air & Space Museum starting tomorrow

Happy Star Wars Day to everyone, and if you’re an avid fan of the sci-fi series then you know what an X-Wing is. Good news for anyone wanting to see one cause starting tomorrow you can at the National Air and Space Museum.

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[Update: Launched] SpaceX will attempt to launch another booster for the 9th time

With their continued push to launch as much as they possibly can this year, SpaceX will attempt to launch their 26th Starlink mission tomorrow.

Date: Tuesday, May 4th, 3:01 PM EDT

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Senator Bill Nelson sworn in as 14th NASA Administrator

After a quick confirmation process, the former senator from Florida and Space Shuttle astronaut, Bill Nelson, is sworn in by Vice President Kamala Harris to be the next administrator of NASA.

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[Update: Starship flight scrubed] SpaceX doubleheader: Starship SN15 and Falcon 9 plan for flights today

Not very often do we get two launches on the same day from the same company but today we might just see that take place. Two SpaceX rockets are on their respective launch pads counting down toward two launches later today.

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How to get a free taco today from Taco Bell

Today marks the halfway point till the new Moon and Taco Bell is celebrating the only way it knows by giving out free tacos.

SpaceX Crew-1 returns back to Earth after Dragon’s first 6-month stay in space

After a 6-month stay at the International Space Station (ISS), SpaceX’s first operational crew mission returned early this morning back on Earth.

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