The twin towers at Launch Complex 17 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station are taken down in controlled explosions shortly after 7:00 a.m. on 12 July 2018. A short video showing the demolition in real time and in slow motion. View Launch Complex 17 Demolition – Part 1 View Launch Complex 17 Demolition – Part 2
Launch Complex 17 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station awakes to find it won’t survive much past the sunrise, which was impressive in its own right. Next post – the demolition! View Launch Complex 17 Demolition – Part 1 View Launch Complex 17 Demolition – Part 3
Launch Complex 17 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station was built for the Air Force’s THOR Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile (IRBM) research and development in 1956, and it was used by the Air Force and NASA to support DELTA launch operations until 10 September 2011. According to Brigadier General Wayne Monteith, 45th Space Wing Commander, “The towers were workhorses in their day, supporting 325 launches between 1957 and 2011. For many, this launch complex bridged the Space Age from the […]
Have been seeing a lot of rabbits lately during early morning hikes around the Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area (ORCA). All the rabbits seen so far are Eastern Cottontails. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) provides some facts about the Eastern Cottontail: Appearance: The cottontail is grayish-brown with a distinctive white “powder puff” tail. It measures 14 to 17 inches in length and weighs two to four pounds. Habitat: The cottontail rabbit prefers heavy brush, strips of forest, weed […]
Not looking obviously comfortable but it must be to this Eastern Gray Squirrel who found a spot to relax using the perch on the large bird house outside of Audubon House at the Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area (ORCA). It probably helps that he is near two large bird feeders in which the messy birds are always dropping seeds from much to the squirrel’s benefit.
A panorama of a fork in the trails taken early Sunday morning during a photographic insect survey of the South Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area (ORCA). The heat and humidity on the trail ended the photo survey well before noon.
A colorful, fast-growing, ornamental tree that thrives in wet, frost-free areas, this native of Asian-Pacific islands goes by the name of rainbow eucalyptus, Mindanao gum, or rainbow gum. Its multicolored bark is its greatest attraction for the neighborhood yard. This specimen at McKee Botanical Garden is not as colorful as it could be yet but that does not stop people from leaving graffiti on its trunk.