A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) at 6:51 p.m. on 18 April 2018 from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. TESS will search for alien planets ranging from small, rocky worlds to gas giants orbiting bright host stars relatively close to Earth. View my TESS launch gallery.
Two of the Blue Angels on their Thursday afternoon practice session passed over the Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area (ORCA) as seen from the front of Audubon House. The tall trees surrounding Audubon House preventing any sighting of the Blue Angels unless they were almost directly overhead though the thunderous roar of their engines could be heard all through the woods. The Blue Angels are performing at the Vero Beach Air Show on 21 & 22 April 2018. Naturally, rain is […]
A photo of the late afternoon start of the AFSPC-11 mission that saw a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket launch two spacecraft for the Air Force Space Command to a geosynchronous transfer orbit. Liftoff occurred from Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station at 7:13 p.m. on 14 April 2018. Click to learn more about the mission and see more of the launch photos.
A startled squirrel is wary of Sam the dog’s sudden appearance in the backyard. Things calmed down quickly when Sam showed no interest in the squirrel so it went back to grazing on the feed that the birds had spilled to the ground from the feeders overhead.
Home to the southeastern United States, the Red Wolf is an anachronism in the modern age. Its survival these days is up to humans who, up to now, destroy its habitats and hunt it for sport. This Red Wolf at the Brevard Zoo did not seem too happy as it trotted endlessly around the borders of its spacious pen, pausing briefly to look around before starting off again. Maybe it is just unsure what to think when people are looking […]