Oklahoma astronaut corn maze photographed from space

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 missions included commanding the Apollo flight that linked with a Soviet spacecraft in 1975. It was the first meeting of American and Soviet cosmonauts in space.

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Sep 21, 2018
A picture would be nice

Sep 21, 2018
LOL, James... that was my thought...
Try this link;

Sep 21, 2018
Satellite photograph? God Damn Cheaters.

Sep 23, 2018
Thank you for the link Whydening'! That picture spoke a thousa....err....
a lot more than were in the article.....words!
Technically, the title of the article does not imply inclusion of the photograph it is referencing.
However, the author could use just a tad more detachment from the raw act of reporting facts.... and perhaps take into account more abstract concepts, when gauging how their presentation may be interpreted?.
For instance, the teasing, anticipatory flirtation of " inference"!

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