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 […]Read more "Falcon 9 launches Thaicom 6"
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"
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"
Although 2011 saw the end of the exciting Space Shuttle launches, 2012 would still see plenty of cool launches and the deliveries of each shuttle orbiter to its respective museum. I would meet many amazing people along the way and continue to share the exciting times with others.Read more "Best Photos of 2012: Spaceflight"
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 […]Read more "Inside NASA’s Mysterious Rubber Room"
Although the final launch of a space shuttle occurred over a year ago at Kennedy Space Center, there was still much to accomplish to prepare the spaceplanes for permanent museum display. Of the three remaining orbiters, Atlantis, Discovery and Endeavour, Discovery was the first to leave the spaceport home in April 2012 for its museum […]Read more "Parading into Retirement"