Launch Complex 34 - Apollo 1 Memorial
At 1831 hours, on Friday, 27 January 1967, Lt. Col. Virgil "Gus" Grissom, Lt. Col. Edward White and Lt. Cmdr. Roger Chaffee were killed during what was supposed to be a test for the first of the Apollo lunar missions.
This image shows what remains of the launch pad. The rounded pipes that make up the ring were used to spray water onto the concrete pad below.
LC34 was used only once after the Apollo 1 tragedy - for the launch of Apollo 7.
State Department C-27A
C-27A belonging to the US State Department Air Wing flying along the coast near Satellite Beach, Florida
Flock of the Sun
A flock of birds passes below the setting sun over Lake Washington, west of Melbourne, Florida.
This shows the Indian River Lagoon and the west bridge of the SR404, Pineda Causeway. The causeway connects Patrick Air Force Base and Satellite Beach to the mainland at Palm Shores/Suntree. This is at the boat ramp on US Hwy 1.
Yes, that is a semi-sunken sailboat on the left. You can't see them in this picture, but there is a half submerged catamaran and a beached yacht (big boat, not really a yacht) near/on the shore on the far right. The catamaran has been sunk before, only to be repaired, but it seems maybe it's done for good this time.
As seen on WESH2 news on 24 Jan 2012!
I had gone down to Palm Shores to see if I get some bird pictures from the dock. Then drove home and was shocked to see our neighborhood hawk perched up on top of the dead palm next to our garage (a victim of woodpeckers and carpenter ants). I'm glad I had left the camera uncapped and on next to me on the seat. He didn't stick around long.
Delta Booster Release
The small red dots along the bottom of the streak are the boosters falling away. It was quite something to see with the naked eye. Even so far down range, it was clearly visible from where I stood - even without magnification.
United Launch Alliance Delta IV rocket launch
United Launch Alliance Delta IV rocket launch from Space Launch Complex-37 at 7:38 p.m. EST with the Air Force’s Wideband Global SATCOM-4 (WGS-4) satellite. As seen from Pineda and US1
I think I'm going to learn how to do HDR photography next. I'd have liked to have the boat house to appear as 'lit' as it was in reality. Tips for a newbie?
Not a partridge...and not a pear tree
Didn't have much luck today out in the swamp... The blue heron I kept trying to get a picture of would stay still as I drove or walked up close, but would take off as soon as I brought up the camera...