Selected Defense, Space Entries From 2018 Photo Contest
October 19, 2018
Simulating Air-to-Air Combat
Antonio Pullano, Newport Beach, California
A 1974 SAI-Marchetti SF.260B light combat trainer returns to Santa Ana, California, after a simulated dogfight exercise over the Pacific Ocean.
The Perfect Storm
Andres Magai, Majadahonda, Spain
A night of thunder and lightning surrounds a firefighting aircraft in the Spanish city of Cuenca in the Castile region.
Atlas V Carrying NASA's InSight Mission
Jeffrey Spotts, Highlands Ranch, Colorado
The United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying NASA's InSight mission to Mars stands poised to launch at Space Launch Complex-3 at Vandenberg AFB, California. InSight, launched on May 5, is the first interplanetary mission to launch from the West Coast of the U.S.
Parker Solar Probe on Pad
Ed Whitman, Laurel, Maryland
Parker Solar Probe sits on top of a Delta IV Heavy rocket at Space Launch Complex 37 on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Parker was launched on Aug. 12.
Black Hornet Nano Live Demonstration
James Rolevink, Lobethal, South Australia
An Australian soldier launches a Black Hornet Nano unmanned aerial system (UAS) at Camp Kerr, Tin Can Bay in Queensland. The demonstration day was held to increase the drone literacy of Army UAS stakeholders and the supporting industry base.
Steve Lewis, Simi Valley, California
An F/A-18 from the U.S. Navy's VFA-105 Gunslingers.
Soyuz MS-09 launch
Stephane Corvaja, Paris
ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst was one of the crewmembers on the MS-09 launch from Baikonur, Kazakhstan.
Lockheed Earth Resources-2 Aircraft
Hayman Tam, Belmont, California
A NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center ER-2 performs a flight demonstration during the Los Angeles County Air Show.
Falcon Heavy Landing
Bill Jelen, Merritt Island, Florida
Two side cores return to Landing Zone 1 after the launch of a Falcon Heavy.
Katherine Tryon, Jacksonville, Florida
This shot of an F-35 was taken using a Pentax K-3 II and Pentax HD DA 55-300mm f/4.5-6.3 ED PLM WR lens, during the NAS Jacksonville Airshow of 2017.
Year of the Heavy
Mary Ellen Jelen, Merritt Island, Florida
United Launch Alliance launched a Delta IV Heavy on Aug. 12 to send the Parker Solar Probe toward the Sun.
Off to Work They Go
Ricardo von Puttkammer, New York
Two members of the U.S. Army Golden Knights exit their C-31A aircraft at 12,500 ft. over Dayton, Ohio during the 2018 Vectren Dayton Air Show.
Launch of Humanity's First Mission to 'Touch' the Sun
Mike Killian, Saint Cloud, Florida
The first spacecraft in history destined to touch the Sun thundered off Earth on Aug. 12, kicking off NASA's landmark mission atop a mighty United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV Heavy rocket from Launch Complex 37 at Cape Canaveral AFS, Florida.
Wildcats After The Storm
Carl Richards, Benbrook, Texas
F-18Es from the U.S. Air Force's VFA-131 "Wildcats" at sunset after a storm in Fort Worth.
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