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Atlas V launches the US Navy’s MUOS-5 satellite on June 24th, 2016
Delta IV Heavy launch of the NROL-37 spy satellite; June 11th, 2016
SpaceX launches CRS-9, lands Falcon 9 first stage on July 18th, 2016.
USAF Thunderbirds at the 2017 Melbourne Air and Space Show
Extreme closeup of the Delta IV Medium+ (5,4) rocket’s Aerojet Rocketdyne RS-68A engine and four Orbital ATK GEM-60 solid rocket motors as it lifts the WGS-9 satellite to orbit.
Early morning surf session; Satellite Beach, Florida
A menacing afternoon thunderstorm makes its way over Satellite Beach, Florida
Sunset at the pier; Indialantic, Florida
Ocean blur; two-second exposure while panning my camera
United Launch Alliance sends the Orbital ATK Cygnus spacecraft to the ISS aboard an Atlas V rocket on April 18th, 2017.
Receding waves at sunrise
Falcon 9 launches Intelsat 35e on July 5th, 2017, as viewed from the Canaveral National Seashore.
An Atlas V rocket launches the GOES-R satellite an hour after sunset on November 19th, 2016. This image was taken from Playalinda Beach, a public access beach roughly six miles north of Space Launch Complex 41.
Kyrie Irving’s three pointer late in game 7 of the 2016 NBA Finals helps seal the championship for Cleveland.
Crescent moon at sunset
Trans-lunar flight. A plane briefly eclipses the full moon.
Atlas V soars to orbit with the commercial EchoStar XIX satellite on December 18th, 2016.
In a historic flight on December 21st, 2015, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket delivers 11 ORBCOMM satellites to orbit and successfully lands its first stage for the first time at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.
Low-tide sunrise, Indian Harbour Beach, Florida.
SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket launches BulgariaSat-1; I photographed this launch from a helicopter 1,000 feet over Cape Canaveral.
Delta IV and WGS-8 climb off the pad on their way to orbit. December 7th, 2016.
USAF Thunderbirds lunar flyby at the 2017 Melbourne Air and Space Show on April 1st, 2017.
Falcon 9 sends Thaicom 8 to orbit on a sunny afternoon in May 2016.
Delta IV Medium+ (4,2) launches AFSPC-6 for the USAF on August 19th, 2016.
A closeup photo of the SpaceX Falcon 9 launch of the Eutelsat/ABS satellites on June 15th, 2016.
An Atlas V 401 rocket launches the SBIRS GEO-3 satellite on January 20th, 2017.
SpaceX’s Falcon 9 launches the EchoStar XXIII satellite at 2:00am EDT on March 16th, 2017.
USAF Thunderbirds at the 40th Annual TICO Warbird Airshow on March 11th, 2017
Ignition: Flames dance around the Delta IV Medium+ (5,4) rocket as it lifts WGS-8 to orbit on December 7th, 2016.
A surfer shares the ocean with a “Super Boat” at the 8th annual Thunder on Cocoa Beach Super Boat Grand Prix on May 21, 2017.
With one SRB on the side, an Atlas V rocket launches OSIRS-REx at sunset on September 8th, 2016.
GEICO Skytypers at the 2017 Melbourne Air and Space Show
A lighthouse stands tall in Saint Simons Island, Georgia
For Halloween, I carved a pumpkin, doused it in lighter fluid, and lit it on fire.
SpaceX makes history as they re-fly a Falcon 9 for the first time during the SES-10 mission on March 30th, 2017.
WGS-9 soars into orbit aboard a Delta IV rocket on March 18th, 2017.
GPS IIF-12 heads to orbit aboard an Atlas V rocket on February 5th, 2016.