Oklahoma astronaut corn maze photographed from space

The Associated Press - September 22, 2018 10:35 am

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.
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.

Image: KOCO

 

Latest Stories

AAA warns drivers to be aware during deer season

OKLAHOMA CITY (KOKH) — AAA Oklahoma is reminding drivers that this time of year is when drivers...

Roger Flint To Be Sentenced Thursday For 2019 Crash That Killed Two Teens

Oklahoma-News 9 Roger Flint, the man convicted of manslaughter after crashing into a car, killing two...

Oklahoma City Police Department Drops COVID Vaccination Requirement For New Hires, Recruits

OKLAHOMA CITY –  The Oklahoma City Police Department said it is dropping the COVID-19 vaccination mandate...