My name in Alex Polimeni, and I am a spaceflight photographer for Spaceflight Now. This is my personal portfolio website, and I have many of my favorite photographs on this webpage.
Over my career, I have entered and photographed cleanrooms with multimillion dollar spacecraft being prepped for flight, I have photographed almost all of America's active launch complexes with launch preparations underway, and witnessed and photographed one of the most massive rocket explosions in US history when Antares exploded on the Orb-3 mission. I had two remote cameras located at the launchpad which Orbital Sciences, NASA, the NTSB, and the FAA later used the images to aid in their investigation.
I also photographed the SpaceX CRS-7 launch explosion from the roof of the Vehicle Assembly Building. Many of my images come directly from inside the Launch Complex while the vehicle is igniting, and most are triggered by specialized sound triggers, and create spectacular results.
FEATURED WORKS: (Click on Text for Link)
CBS News [Orbital ATK-6]
Spaceflight Now [Orbital ATK-6 Launch]
Spaceflight Now [Orbital ATK-6 Postlaunch Story]
Spaceflight Now [Orbital ATK-4 Rollout]
Spaceflight Now [Orbital ATK-4 Launchpad]
Spaceflight Now [WGS-7 Launchpad]
Spaceflight Now [SES-9 Launch]
FTHS Patriot Press Bio
Universe Today [Orbital ATK-6]
More to be added at a later date