Satellite launches are incredible sights. The loud thrum of the rockets firing, lifting the giant thing off the ground and pulling it into outer space is enthralling. Every long exposure photographer yearns for an opportunity to photograph a satellite launch. However, these launches are restricted, and photographers can only photograph them from a fair distance. John Kraus, a 16-year-old photographer from Satellite Beach, Florida, is on the panel to photograph most non-NASA launches from a close distance, but he also gets some great shots from further away:
On March 22, 2016, Kraus captured this photograph of the NASA launch of the Atlas V OA-6 from 25 miles south of the launchpad, near the safety of this home.
“I’m very proud of this streak shot. Probably my best so far.”
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