The Launch of Telstar
It is amazing what random memories a particular photograph can evoke. I was barely 10 years old when the first Telstar satellite was launched in 1962. What does that have to do with an old teepee burner in Lincoln, MT? Not much except in the head of an fan of NASA and space exploration from the very beginning.
4 thoughts on “POTD: The Launch of Telstar”
I remember that and the tune that soon accompanied it.
I probably should have attached a recording of the song Telstar to the post, but then that might have really confused the youngsters who weren’t alive for the launches or the song and who haven’t read about it.
Nice job of photographing it for “what else it is”! Reminds me of Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Did you notice the bit of opening to green trees in the lower left? It weakens the feeling of “lift off” for me.
Have you never seen green flame before? 🙂