Welcome to my website! I’m John Kraus, a 17 year old photographer on Florida’s Space Coast. I photograph a variety of subjects such as rocket launches, landscapes, astrophotography, and much more around Florida. If you’d like to support me by buying a print of mine, you can do so here.
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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.
Surfer from above
United Launch Alliance sends the Orbital ATK Cygnus spacecraft to the ISS aboard an Atlas V rocket on April 18th, 2017, as viewed from in the ocean at Playalinda Beach.
Receding waves at sunrise
Crescent moon at sunset
Trans-lunar flight. A plane briefly eclipses the full moon.
Seagull at sunrise.
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.
Flames dance around a Delta IV Medium+ (5,4) rocket as its engines ignite. The rocket sent the WGS-8 satellite to orbit on December 7th, 2016.
Delta IV and WGS-8 climb off the pad on their way to orbit. December 7th, 2016.
Kyrie Irving’s three pointer late in game 7 of the 2016 NBA Finals helps seal the championship for Cleveland.
USAF Thunderbirds at the 40th Annual TICO Warbird Airshow on March 11th, 2017
SpaceX makes history as they re-fly a Falcon 9 for the first time during the SES-10 mission on March 30th, 2017.
SpaceX’s Falcon 9 first stage returns to Cape Canaveral after becoming the first orbital-class rocket to be recovered and fly for the second time.
An Atlas V 401 rocket launches the SBIRS GEO-3 satellite on January 20th, 2017.
An Atlas V rocket flying in the 431 configuration launches the EchoStar XIX internet satellite on December 18th, 2016.
With one SRB on the side, an Atlas V rocket launches OSIRS-REx at sunset on September 8th, 2016.
This long exposure photograph catches the launch of the JCSAT-14 satellite atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. May 6th, 2016.
USAF Thunderbirds lunar flyby at the 2017 Melbourne Air and Space Show on April 1st, 2017.
Birds silhouetted against a beautiful golden sunset.
NROL-61 is launched atop an Atlas V rocket early in the day on July 28th, 2016.
WGS-9 streaks into orbit aboard a Delta IV rocket on March 18th, 2017.
An eagle soars over the Viera Wetlands.
GEICO Skytypers at the 2017 Melbourne Air and Space Show
Delta IV Medium+ (4,2) rocket launches the AFSPC-6 mission for the USAF on August 19th, 2016.
A lighthouse stands tall in Saint Simons Island, Georgia
A closeup photo of the SpaceX Falcon 9 launch of the Eutelsat/ABS satellites on June 15th, 2016.
SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket launches Thaicom 8 about an hour before sunset on May 27th, 2016.
For Halloween, I carved a pumpkin, doused it in lighter fluid, and lit it on fire.
SpaceX’s Falcon 9 launches the EchoStar XXIII satellite at 2:00am EDT on March 16th, 2017.
Stunning sunset over Florida’s Space Coast
A tide pool created beautiful trails in the sand on a beach in Satellite Beach, Florida.
Zach LaVine of the Minnesota Timberwolves throws down a vicious dunk in Orlando.
Despite impressive defense from Orlando’s Aaron Gordon, Kawhi Leonard wins the game for the San Antonio Spurs
GPS IIF-12 heads to orbit aboard an Atlas V rocket on February 5th, 2016.
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.
Space Shuttle Atlantis sits on display at Kennedy Space Center’s Visitor Complex.
A Falcon 9 first stage is transported horizontally through Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on May 14th, 2016.
United Launch Alliance conducts their 100th launch as they deliver the Morelos-3 satellite to orbit atop an Atlas V.