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AOS y'all!

I’m Laz, an aerospace engineer in LA who pretends to be a lizard or shark online.

I’m a big polyam-queer who loves talking to folks about science, co-hosting a science webcast on YouTube, building rockets in my garage, backpacking, camping, climbing tall mountains, overlanding my Jeep, nice shoes, and nice mohawks.

Always happy to chat with folks so hit me up!

Telegram: @/ROCKETLAZ
Discord: ROCKETLAZ#1765

[art by @/RAMIREZOID on twitter]

space show plug 

Just a little bit away from starting tonight's space live show. Come and join the conversation!

we’re maybe gonna start posting horny here? 

Wondering if we’re going to start to horny post here. We have an AD elsewhere, so we’re not going to be uploading photos of us to here. We’re thinking musings and such that are horny for us, probably links to the smut we write, too.

kinda horny 

Haven’t said it in a while so let me just say: paws.

On the Amtrak Pacific Surfliner heading up to see my partner. Never taken the train proper as a place to get somewhere outside of the Disneyland Railroad, lol.

selfie, eye contact 

Had a public event at SpaceWork1 celebrating the James Webb Space Telescope’s first image release this week. Went super well. We’re happy as we were on the planning team and this was 3 months of work that paid off.

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selfie, eye contact 

Always take time to take selfies with telescopes.

YT space show 

Today’s spaceshow is set! Catch you at 0000 UTC / 2000 EDT / 1700 PDT

my YT, last rocket launch for a while 

The time has finally come. It's the last of my classic rocket launches, and it's a real doozy. NROL-35, put into orbit on a potent Atlas V 541. Not only is it a beautiful nighttime launch into scattered low clouds, it's also got some kick: four solid strap-on motors. Sounds like it's ripping existence itself apart:

My YT channel, let's have a livestream tomorrow! 

Tomorrow's a holiday for me, and it's been almost six months since the last one, so why not go ahead and do an AMAA livestream? Chuck in a Monaco GP and Indy 500 focus? See you all tomorrow at 1600UTC / 1300 EDT / 0900 PDT:

my YT channel, finally a video-focused old rocket launch 

In 2014 I finally settled on stepping away from photographing rocket launches to capturing them via video/audio. The first launch I did this at was DMSP19 on an Atlas V. It wasn't half bad, so enjoy the raw launch audio and video I nabbed that day:

my YT channel, yep another rocket launch but a big one 

What's it like to witness history? It was only the sixth flight of SpaceX's Falcon 9, the first v1.1, and the first attempt to see if you could land an orbital class rocket...back in 2013. Enjoy this classic rocket launch with photos I took included in real-time.

live space show in 20 min! 

Standby for TMRO, broadcast to begin in T-20 minutes. Join us here:

Lots to talk about! Starliner returning. Artemis I's SLS returning to the pad. InSight is probably about to die. Starlink Starlink Starlink! Join us!

YT channel, another dang rocket launch 

There's no beast quite like the Delta IV Heavy. In 2013 I got to watch one lob a spy satellite into orbit during NROL-65. It's another classic rocket launch, this one enhanced with good audio, and the addition of the photos I was taking in real-time.

YT channel, geez another rocket launch with photos 

Another classic rocket launch video from me. I stuck a GoPro on my DSLR to capture what it looks like to do some photography of a rocket back during the launch of Landsat 8 in 2013. I added the photos into the video in real-time relative to when they were taken, so you get to see the full sequence. Pretty neat!

re: YT channel, another rocket launch 

When will these rocket videos end? [June]

I promise our life is a lot more than just rocket launches...sort of.

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