Space Exploration

In 2014, I was selected as one of 50 social media correspondents to participate in the NASA Social event for the SpaceX CRS-3 launch, which in turn brought me to the attention of SpaceFlight Insider, where I had the privilege of working as a photographer for 18 months.

Starting in January 2016, and along with NASA Social alumni Bill Jelen and Michael Seeley, I co-founded We Report Space, a news outlet showcasing content created by other NASA Social attendees.

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2017 Launches

Delta IV / WGS-9 Launch
Delta IV United Launch Alliance

WGS-9

March 18, 2017: A United Launch Alliance Delta IV Medium+ (5,4) lifts the 9th Wideband Global SATCOM satellite to orbit for the US Air Force.

WGS-9 Gallery

SpaceX CRS-10 Launch
Falcon 9 SpaceX

SpaceX CRS-10

February 19, 2017: SpaceX's 10th resupply mission to the International Space Station, and first commercial launch from LC-39A at Kennedy Space Center.

CRS-10 Gallery

2016 Launches

WGS-8 Launch
Delta IV United Launch Alliance

WGS-8

December 7, 2016: A United Launch Alliance Delta IV Medium+ (5,4) lifts the 8th Wideband Global SATCOM satellite to orbit for the US Air Force.

WGS-8 Gallery

OA-5 Launch
Antares 230 Orbital ATK

CRS OA-5

October 17, 2016: Orbital ATK's Antares rocket returns to flight, delivering supplies to the International Space Station.

OA-5 Gallery

OSIRIS-REx Launch
Atlas V United Launch Alliance

OSIRIS-REx

September 8, 2016: OSIRIS-REx launches to Bennu on behalf of NASA, on a seven year mission to return a sample of asteroid material.

OSIRIS-REx Gallery

NROL-61 Launch
Atlas V United Launch Alliance

NROL-61

July 28, 2016: National Reconnaissance Office L-61 mission, delivering 'Spike' an SDS satellite to geosynchronous orbit.

NROL-61 Gallery

MUOS-5 Launch
Atlas V United Launch Alliance

MUOS-5

June 24, 2016: Fifth and final Mobile User Objective System satellite launch by ULA on behalf of the US Navy.

MUOS-5 Gallery

NROL-37 Launch
Delta IV Heavy United Launch Alliance

NROL-37

June 11, 2016: Massive SIGINT satellite deployed by the NRO aboard America's highest capacity rocket currently in service.

NROL-37 Gallery

SpaceX CRS-8 Launch
Falcon 9 SpaceX

SpaceX CRS-8

April 8, 2016: SpaceX's 8th resupply mission to the International Space Station, also the first successful Falcon 9 at-sea landing.

CRS-8 Gallery

OA-6 Launch
Atlas V United Launch Alliance

CRS OA-6

March 22, 2016: Second flight of Atlas V to the International Space Station, carrying Orbital ATK's Cygnus cargo resupply freighter.

OA-6 Gallery

GPS IIF-12 Launch
Atlas V United Launch Alliance

GPS IIF-12

February 5, 2016: Final Block II 'follow-on' GPS satellite, lifted to orbit by Atlas V.

GPS IIF-12 Gallery

2015 Launches

ORBCOMM OG2-M2 Launch
Falcon 9 SpaceX

OG2-M2

December 21, 2015: SpaceX's Falcon 9 returns to flight, and returns to land at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station LZ-1.

OG2-M2 Gallery

OA-4 Launch
Atlas V United Launch Alliance

CRS OA-4

December 6, 2015: Atlas V's first journey to the International Space Station, carrying the Orbital ATK Cygnus Pressurized Cargo Module full of supplies and experiments.

OA-4 Gallery

Morelos-3 Launch
Atlas V United Launch Alliance

Morelos-3

October 2, 2015: Lockheed Martin commercial contract mission to launch Morelos-3 for the Mexican Ministry of Telecommunications.

Morelos-3 Gallery

MUOS-4 Launch
Atlas V United Launch Alliance

MUOS-4

September 2, 2015: Penultimate US Navy Mobile User Objective System launch, carrying the 4th MUOS satellite to space.

MUOS-4 Gallery

WGS-7 Launch
Delta IV United Launch Alliance

WGS-7

July 23, 2015: Seventh Wideband Global SATCOM mission for the US Air Force, launched aboard a Delta IV Medium+ (5,4) rocket.

WGS-7 Gallery

CRS-7 Mishap
Falcon 9 SpaceX

SpaceX CRS-7

June 28, 2015: SpaceX's 7th cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station ended after less than 3 minutes, with the destruction of the Falcon 9 and loss of the Dragon capsule.

CRS-7 Gallery

AFSPC-5 Launch
Atlas V United Launch Alliance

AFSPC 5

May 20, 2015: Also known as OTV-4, the fourth launch of the US Air Force's top secret spaceplane, the X-37B began its journey during this mission.

AFSPC 5 Gallery

GPS IIF-9 Launch
Delta IV United Launch Alliance

GPS IIF-9

March 25, 2015: The 9th Block II 'follow-on' GPS satellite was delivered to orbit by United Launch Alliance, aboard a Delta IV Medium+ launch vehicle.

GPS IIF-9 Gallery

DSCOVR Launch
Falcon 9 SpaceX

DSCOVR

February 11, 2015: SpaceX's first mission for the US Air Force, delivering the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) satellite to the Earth-Sun L1 point.

DSCOVR Gallery

MUOS-3 Launch
Atlas V United Launch Alliance

MUOS-3

January 20, 2015: A 'cell tower in the sky,' the MUOS-3 launch added additional communications capacity for the US Navy.

MUOS-3 Gallery

2014 Launches

EFT-1 Launch
Delta IV Heavy United Launch Alliance

Orion EFT-1

December 5, 2014: Maiden flight of NASA's new Orion multipurpose crew vehicle (uncrewed), which made two orbits around Earth before successfully splashing down in the Pacific Ocean.

Orion EFT-1 Gallery

CRS-4 Launch
Falcon 9 SpaceX

SpaceX CRS-4

September 21, 2014: SpaceX's fourth Cargo Resupply Mission under NASA's Commercial Cargo Contract, delivering experiments, supplies and consumables to the astronauts living and working in space.

CRS-4 Gallery

CLIO Launch
Atlas V United Launch Alliance

CLIO

September 16, 2014: Nothing is known about this top secret mission flown for an undisclosed government agency.

CLIO Gallery

CRS-3 Launch
Falcon 9 SpaceX

SpaceX CRS-3

April 18, 2014: SpaceX's third Cargo Resupply Mission. First flight of the Falcon 9 rocket with landing legs installed, first soft-water propulsive landing.

CRS-3 Gallery

Space Shuttle

STS-135 Launch
OV-104 NASA

Atlantis STS-135

July 8, 2011: Launch of the final Space Shuttle mission, the orbiter Atlantis on the STS-135 mission to resupply the International Space Station.

STS-135 Gallery

Space Shuttles
NASA

Space Shuttles

Photos of NASA's Space Shuttle fleet

Shuttle Gallery

Forever Remembered
NASA

Forever Remembered

June 27, 2015: Unveiling of the new "Forever Remembered" exhibit at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. This exhibit pays tribute to the astronauts lost in the STS-51L and STS-107 disasters.

Forever Remembered