3...2...1... Greetings!

Thanks for visiting my website. My name is John Kraus; I’m a spaceflight photographer from Satellite Beach, Florida. I work with a variety of spaceflight companies and media publications worldwide to document rocket launches. Most recently, my work has taken me to Kodiak Island, Alaska, as smallsat launch provider Astra's launch photographer.

Living on the Space Coast my entire life, I've always recognized my community's heritage as America's premiere gateway to space, but when I started photography at age 15 in early 2015, my drive to capture rocket launches greatly increased my appreciation for the immense preparation, coordination, and engineering prowess required to conduct spaceflight operations, as well as the meticulous attention to detail required to capture the perfect moment in one still frame.

I frequently set up cameras at launch facilities to capture closeup views of rocket launches. My cameras are sound-triggered and must take images without human intervention, as humans can be severely injured or even killed at the same distances from which my cameras operate. I also photograph launches off-site often to take advantage of the beautiful scenery the Space Coast has to offer.

Photographing rocket launches full-time is an untraditional career — and it's made possible in part thanks to my Patreon supporters.  If you enjoy what I do and appreciate the effort that goes into my work, considering signing up to access a slew of behind-the-scenes spaceflight photography content, while supporting my work in the process.

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