Welcome to my website! I’m John Kraus, a 17 year old photographer living on Florida’s Space Coast. I shoot a wide variety of subjects including rocket launches, landscapes, aerial photography, astrophotography, aviation, and much more around Florida.
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Atlas V launches the US Navy’s MUOS-5 satellite; June 24th, 2016
Delta IV Heavy launch of the NROL-37 spy satellite; June 11th, 2016
SpaceX launches CRS-9 and lands Falcon’s 9 first stage booster 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 lifted the WGS-9 satellite to orbit on March 18th, 2017.
Afternoon surf; Satellite Beach, Florida
August 25th, 2017: Orbital ATK’s Minotaur IV rocket soars from Cape Canaveral for the first time, carrying the ORS-5 satellite for the United States Air Force.
Total solar eclipse, August 21st 2017: I viewed this breathtaking spectacle from Williamston, South Carolina. This photo is a two-frame HDR to reveal lunar surface detail, with the sky post-processed to accurately represent true color.
The International Space Station transits December 2017’s “supermoon.”
Falcon 9 sends Thaicom 8 to orbit on a sunny afternoon in May 2016.
Sunset by the pier; Indialantic, Florida
Kitesurfing on a sunny Space Coast afternoon
United Launch Alliance sends the Orbital ATK Cygnus spacecraft to the ISS aboard an Atlas V rocket on April 18th, 2017.
Launched: SpaceX sends the KoreaSat-5A satellite to orbit
Landed: Falcon 9’s first stage returns to Cape Canaveral aboard “Of Course I Still Love You” following the successful KoreaSat-5A launch and first stage landing.
WGS-9 soars into orbit aboard a Delta IV rocket on March 18th, 2017.
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.
USAF Thunderbirds at the 2017 Melbourne Air and Space Show
Satellite High School swim meet
Surfing into the sunset
Kyrie Irving’s three pointer late in game 7 of the 2016 NBA Finals helps seal the championship for Cleveland.
SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket launches BulgariaSat-1; I photographed this launch from a helicopter 1,000 feet over Cape Canaveral.
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.
USAF Thunderbirds fly by the moon at the 2017 Melbourne Air and Space Show on April 1st, 2017.
Delta IV and WGS-8 climb off the pad on their way to orbit. December 7th, 2016.
A menacing summer thunderstorm makes its way over Satellite Beach, Florida
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.
Falcon 9 launches Intelsat 35e on July 5th, 2017, as viewed from the Canaveral National Seashore.
Explosion of color at sunrise; Satellite Beach, Florida
Boating at dusk
An Atlas V 401 rocket launches the SBIRS GEO-3 satellite on January 20th, 2017.
The International Space Station transits November 4th’s full “Beaver Moon!” Traveling at 17,500mph, the ISS crossed the moon in 0.90 seconds.
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
The International Space Station transits the sun on August 3rd, 2017. To the bottom left of the ISS is a sunspot.
Atlas V launch of TDRS-M on August 18th, 2017, as viewed from Playalinda Beach.
Ignition: Flames dance around the Delta IV Medium+ (5,4) rocket as it lifts WGS-8 to orbit on December 7th, 2016.