An Oklahoma corn maze with a portrait of an astronaut has been photographed from space
- A farm in Oklahoma cut a picture of NASA astronaut Thomas P. Stafford into its annual corn maze.
- A satellite orbiting from 400 miles above Earth photographed the astronaut's portrait 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.
"Our birthday present to General Stafford this year is a 500 ft. tall image of him in the P Bar Farms Corn Maze!!" the museum wrote in a Facebook post on September 17.
A couple of days later, the museum shared another photo of the corn maze taken 400 miles (650 kilometers) above the farm by an Earth-orbiting satellite.,
"CORN MAZE HONORING OKLAHOMA ASTRONAUT HAS BEEN PHOTOGRAPHED FROM SPACE!!" the museum's account wrote in the post published on September 19.
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.