It is hard to believe that another year has already passed since I presented my favorite spaceflight photos of 2012, and wow, what a year that was with the Space shuttle delivery flights around the United States! This year however I got to focus on launches, five of them to be exact from the West […]Read more "Best Photos of 2013: Spaceflight"
On June 30, 1960, the final Mower Lumber Co. log train rolled off of Cass Hill and the Cass Mill fell forever silent the following morning. Shortly there after, Midwest Raleigh began the task of scrapping the logging railroad. Luckily, some railfans and local businessmen stepped up and brought attention of the scenic, former logging […]Read more "Cass Scenic Railroad Celebrates 50 years!"
Just a week after celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Cass Scenic Railroad in West Virginia I found myself in Felton, CA visiting the Roaring Camp & Big Trees Railroad (RC&BTRR). The RC&BTRR has been high on my list of places to visit for many years and I finally got my chance during a recent […]Read more "A trip through the California Redwoods"
When most people think of a rocket launch, they think of a launch site along the sandy beaches of Florida’s Space Coast or Vandenberg Air Force Base (VAFB) in California, however this is not always the case. I recently travelled with Spaceflight Now to VAFB for the launch of an Orbital Sciences Pegasus rocket carrying […]Read more "Reaching for the stars from 39,000 feet"
Just a month after photographing the launch of NASA’s Landsat Data Continuity Mission from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, I made my way to Florida’s Space Coast for the launch of the United States Air Force’s Space Based Infrared Systems (SBIRS) satellite. Like Landsat, SBIRS would launch on top of a United Launch Alliance Atlas V […]Read more "Coast-to-Coast with the Atlas V"
Over the past few days I have been in California covering my first launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base (VAFB) for SpaceflightNow. I had been looking forward to this trip some time and there were many unknowns going into it. Vandenberg is particularly famous for its low-lying cloud level which is similar to a thick […]Read more "Landsat launches at Vandenberg!"
On Thursday, December 27th I was given a tour of the continuing progress of the new Atlantis exhibit hall at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. The 100 million dollar building, which has yet to be officially named, will tell the story of the Space Shuttle Program through movies, interactive exhibits and displays. The centerpiece […]Read more "Work continues on the final home of Atlantis"