This page features my portfolio of images of spacecraft such as the Space Shuttle. There are also links to other pages for additional photographs of launches, landings, and other operations. Click the photos with blue borders to see more.


"E.T.: A New Generation"


"STS-121: Slow Crawl to the Pad"


"Facelift for the 21st Century"


"Columbia Prepares for the Future"


"Taurus Lofts KompSat, AcrimSat, and Cremains"


"STS-101: MIssion to Save ISS"


"First Launch of Atlas IIAS from Vandenberg AFB"

The Delta Clipper Experimental (DCX) Single-Stage-to-Orbit (SSTO) demonstration vehicle at White Sand Missile Range following a test flight.



First Atlas IIAS on Space Launch Complex-3E at Vandenberg AFB, California just after tower rollback on the morning of December 16, 1999.

Ground Operations

Launch of the Atlas IIAS/Centaur with the Terra spacecraft. Photo was taken at 10:57:46 PST on December 18, 1999. Click on photos to see the Spaceflight magazine article.

Mate/Demate Operations

Vehicle Assembly Building/Hangar Operations

The refurbished DCX-A after landing at White Sands, New Mexico.

A Delta II on the pad at Vandenberg AFB after tower rollback.

Orbiter Rollouts

Titan IV launch from Vandenberg AFB.

Miscellaneous Space Shuttle Photography

Two views of Delta II launch vehicles at Vandenberg AFB. Each was taken soon after the tower was rolled back and the launch was just hours away.

A time exposure of Delta II launch 202 in January 1991. The location was in Coco Beach, approximately 10 miles south of the launch pad at Cape Canaveral, Florida.

The International Space Station (ISS), Space Shuttle, Hubble Space Telescope, and many other spacecraft are visible from the ground if they happen to pass overhead within approximately 30 to 60 minutes of local sunrise or sunset.

These time exposure photographs were taken from Lake Forest, California.

To view a spacecraft passing over your location, go to Heavens-Above for extremely accurate information. Simply enter your location and the site will provide you with a table of sightings, including exactly where and when to look, and the elevation and magnitude of the sighting.

Delta II launch of COSMOS-4 at 19:20:03 on Friday, November 11, 2010. The photograph was taken in Lake Forest, approximately 130 miles from the launch pad. The trail appears to expand and diminish as the rocket exhaust is seen through light cloud layers.