Latest rocket launch: United Launch Alliance’s Delta IV Medium+ (5,4) rocket launches the 9th Wideband Global SATCOM satellite (WGS-9) at 8:18pm on March 18th, 2017.


Hi! I’m John Kraus, a 17 year old photographer on Florida’s Space Coast. I’m a spaceflight photojournalist for AmericaSpace; I place sound-activated “remote” cameras at the various launchpads on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station and capture stunning closeup views of rocket launches from Florida. While most of my best images are of rocket launches, I enjoy taking landscape images as well. I’ve recently entered the world of aerial drone photography and deep sky object (DSO) astrophotography, too.

Additionally, I’m currently working on the “photo a day challenge.” It’s simple: I take and upload a photo every day, and each day has its own unique photo. I started on the first day of 2016, and haven’t looked back since. I’ve yet to miss a day, and post each day’s photo to Instagram by midnight.



If you’d like to support me by buying a print of mine, you can do so here.