United Launch Alliance Rockets into the New Year

On January 21, just hours after a new President was sworn in, an United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket lit up the night sky over the Space Coast of Florida lifting the Lockheed Martin built, SBIRS GEO-3 satellite into orbit. The SBIRS GEO, or Space Based Infrared System Geosynchronous Earth Orbit Satellite is the third […]

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My favorite rocket launch photos of 2016!

Although I photographed just three launches in 2016, the fewest for me since 2010. I still captured some favorite images and I figured I would share them. The highlight of the year would have to be the Delta IV Heavy launch, my favorite rocket currently flying, which also happened to occur on my birthday!

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A resolution to begin blogging again..

It has been nearly three years since my last blog post, which is kind of hard to believe, but I double-checked! I suppose that since we are at the dawn of a new year, now would be the perfect time to bring this blog back to life! As always, I will do my best to […]

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A taste of ubiquity; photographing the launch of GPS IIF-5.

We all wish we could be in two places at once occasionally. While in Florida last week shooting Daytona Speedweeks for NASCAR Illustrated, I would find myself in a predicament. The launch of a United Launch Alliance Delta IV rocket, the 25th flight, would occur during the same time as the Budweiser Duels at Daytona […]

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Falcon 9 launches Thaicom 6

The start of the New Year always brings on new goals and expectations. I am always on an never-ending quest to keep my photography fresh and different, this proves to sometimes be a challenge, especially when it comes to launch photography. While each launch is quite different, there are only so many locations around a […]

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Landsat launches at Vandenberg!

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 […]

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Inside NASA’s Mysterious Rubber Room

Ever since learning about the Rubber Room and Blast Room deep below launch Pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center I had been hopeful that I would one day get to photograph this mysterious remnant of the Apollo Program. I had seen very few photos of this room online and by talking to friends at KSC […]

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