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.
Currently, I am a junior at the Florida Institute of Technology, studying for Bachelors of Aerospace Engineering, alongside a minor in Communications. I strive to contribute to assured space launch for our nation.
Over my photographic career with Spaceflight Now, I have entered and photographed cleanrooms with multimillion dollar spacecraft being prepped for flight, and have photographed almost all of America's active launch complexes with launch preparations underway.
Many of my images come directly from inside the launch complex while the vehicle's engines are igniting; most are triggered by specialized sound triggers, and create spectacular results.
FEATURED WRITINGS: (Click on Text for Link)
Florida Tech Crimson [Op-Ed: What really is the U.S. Space Force?]
Florida Tech Crimson [Secretive Pentagon Space Drone Ready to Launch]
Florida Tech Crimson [Space Industry’s Reaction to COVID-19]
Florida Tech Crimson [First Dedicated Space Force Satellite Set for Launch]
Florida Tech Crimson [NASA’s next Mars Rover arrives in Florida]
ARTICLES WITH MY PHOTOGRAPHS: (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