I spend so much time taking wildlife/nature photographs at the Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area (ORCA) that people must have questions about it. The best place to start is to click here to visit the official ORCA website.
Replaying another old video, this time the launch of SES-8 back in December 2013 aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, which featured good lighting on the booster and fairing separations allowing for an animation to be made from the photographs showing these objects in flight. Click to view the SES-8 launch gallery.
Originally posted on Range Tracking:
http://youtu.be/Zl3ccXHLIfs My video homage to the end of the Space Shuttle Program using audio taken from the last flights of Discovery, Endeavour, and Atlantis in addition to images I’ve taken of those flights and from various Kennedy Space Center Up-Close tours and other events to get near these incredible vehicles during their preparation and move into retirement.
Categories: Space Age Bulletins • Tags: Atlantis, Discovery, Endeavour, Kennedy Space Center, Kennedy Space Center Up-Close, NASA, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Space Shuttle, Space Shuttle Program, Up-Close
Most try to avoid being around the dead but these Common Green Bottle Flies can’t get to a fresh corpse fast enough where they will lay their eggs which hatch within hours so their progeny can dine on rotting flesh. The mortal remains of a freshly killed Eastern Mole, circumstances unknown, found along the shaded trail to the Boathouse at the Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory at the Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area was quite the magnet for innumerable Green Bottle Flies […]
Categories: Nature • Tags: Blow Fly, Common Green Bottle Fly, Eastern Mole, Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory, FMEL, IFAS, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, Lucilia sericata, Mole, ORCA, Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area, Scalopus aquaticus
An Osprey can dream big about the size of the nest he is going to build. Even collect big material for it. Unfortunately, whether this oversize dwelling will hold together is another story. Jumping to the end, it did not hold together. A more modest nest made of more modest sized material, though, turned into a big success at Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge. From the OspreyWatch project.
SpaceX decided just a few hours before the scheduled liftoff time on 16 May 2019 to delay the launch of the 60 Starlink satellites loaded atop a Falcon 9 rocket at Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The stated reason is to upgrade the software on the satellites. In this time exposure image from the first scrub the night before, spotlights at the launch pad on the horizon paint a “V” in the sky, the focus point […]
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket loaded with 60 (!) Starlink satellites dejectedly vents gaseous oxygen while on the launch pad at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station after upper level winds refused to cooperate on 15 May 2019. The winds aloft were blowing at a speed to high for the rocket to handle safely so a last minute decision was made to keep the rocket on the ground for another day at least in the hope the winds will die down. […]