Oklahoma astronaut corn maze photographed from space
HYDRO, Okla. (AP) — It’s apt that a maze cut into an Oklahoma cornfield featuring the likeness of a former NASA astronaut can be seen from space — and has been photographed by a satellite orbiting Earth.
The image of Oklahoma-born Thomas P. Stafford is cut into a 10-acre field at P Bar Farms in Hydro, about 60 miles (100 kilometers) west of Oklahoma City.
View this post on InstagramFEATURED STORIES
Happy Birthday Thomas P. Stafford! 🎉 We’re so happy we get to celebrate you this fall! . . . . . . . . . . . #pbarfarms #cornmaze #oklahoma #travelok #oklahomafarm #familyfarm #staffordairandspacemuseum #happybirthday #fieldofcorn
The maze was created in partnership with the Stafford Air and Space Museum, named for the astronaut, in nearby Weatherford.
A satellite photographed the tribute from its orbit 400 miles (650 kilometers) away.
The 88-year-old Stafford is a Weatherford native whose space missions included commanding the Apollo flight that linked with a Soviet spacecraft in 1975. It was the first meeting of American astronauts and Soviet cosmonauts in space. NVG
Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.