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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.
Beachside bicycle ride
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.
Afternoon surf; Satellite Beach, Florida
A menacing summer thunderstorm makes its way over Satellite Beach, Florida
Sunset by the pier; Indialantic, Florida
Ocean blur; two-second exposure while panning
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.
USAF Thunderbirds at the 2017 Melbourne Air and Space Show
Kyrie Irving’s three pointer late in game 7 of the 2016 NBA Finals helps seal the championship for Cleveland.
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.
Smooth sunrise waves
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.
SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket launches BulgariaSat-1; I photographed this launch from a helicopter 1,000 feet over Cape Canaveral.
Trans-lunar flight. A plane briefly eclipses the full moon.
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.
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.