Just driving a 36 story launch tower through the Florida marsh lands in the fog. No big deal. . .
Launch Platform Surprise
Space shuttle Atlantis launched for the final time on July 8, 2011. This launch was photographed by Dan Winters who was the inspiration for this LEGO photo.
Mae Jemison became the first African American woman to travel into space on September 12, 1992. “Never be limited by other people’s limited imaginations.”
Low Earth Orbit
Upon entering orbit, the shuttle appears to be suspended above the earth when in actuality, it is traveling at speeds around 17,500 mph.
The final step
On July 20, 1969 Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on the moon. Years and years of trial and error and thousands of brilliant minds all working towards that one small step.
Man on the Moon
A tribute to the iconic photo of Buzz Aldrin who walked on the moon during the Apollo 11 mission. Look at the reflection to see Neil Armstrong and the Lunar Lander.
On July 24 1969, the crew of Apollo 11 splashed down in the Pacific Ocean 812 nautical miles southwest of Hawaii.
“The stars don’t look bigger, but they do look brighter.” - Sally Ride
This was my most difficult concept to photograph. You can see a behind the scenes video of my process here.
Contrary to what you see here, the Apollo command modules actually kept the cabin temperature at a comfortable 65 degrees during re-entry despite the heat shield temperature climbing up to 5,000 degrees Fahrenheit.
Take Your Kid to Work Day
In February of 2018, Spacex launched their Falcon Heavy Rocket. Both side boosters returned to earth and landed in unison. You can see the actual footage here.
“Never, ever underestimate the importance of having fun.” - Randy Pausch
If I ever had the chance to go to the moon, I would bring a lawn chair.