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 […]Read more "A taste of ubiquity; photographing the launch of GPS IIF-5."
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"
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"
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"
Located in central Florida, the Orange Blossom Cannonball is the states only steam powered tourist railroad. The Cannonball is powered by a Baldwin, 2-6-0 type steam locomotive originally built for the Lufkin Land & Lumber Company of Lufkin, TX. The locomotive later saw use on other railroads before being purchased by the tourist hauling Reader […]Read more "A Ride into History on the Cannonball"