On March 1, 2013, SpaceX made another successful launch of it’s Falcon 9 rocket which carried the Dragon spacecraft. The spacecraft later docked to the international space station ferrying much needed supplies to the astronauts onboard. Read more on the SpaceX website. These photos are from 150 miles south, on Nettles Island and shot in long exposure. Enjoy!
In the early morning hours of May 22, 2012, Space X‘s long awaited and several times scrubbed, Dragon C2 craft atop a Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. For this launch, I decided to stay in town, Palm City, rather than make the 2 hour trip to the Cape again. The view was pretty amazing. The actual location from which I shot the launch was South Hutchinson Island. Never having done this before I set up for long exposure, pointed the camera northeast and tuned into Spaceflight Now on my […]
On May 4th I attended the AEHF-2 Satellite launch at Cape Canaveral, Florida. The satellite was carried to space atop an Atlas V rocket. It was my first time attending a launch, and it did not disappoint at all ! Amazing what the USAF Space Wing as well as all aerospace companies and NASA have done and continue to do. Here are photos of the launch. By Chris Calkins Chief media Relations 45th Space Wing 5/4/2012 – CAPE CANAVERAL AFS, Fla. — The 45th Space Wing successfully launched the second Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) satellite onboard a […]