Saturn 1B pointed toward a large inflatable Earth

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Ryan Calhoun on March 12, 2008

Thanks Nicolas!

No, the big Earth was a place for kids to go inside and play around, I think. I didn't look too close, but I think there was a kind of door to get inside it. It was sitting in the big open grass area north of the rocket.

That blue circle to the south is a fountain, the kind that you can walk on, and it sprays up out of the ground at unpredictable intervals to soak whoever is standing there. I think they probably leave it turned off December through February, though.


May M. B. (Swissmay) on March 19, 2008

If I was a child, I would be afraid of this monster, Ryan. But maybe I still am… ;-) - a child, I mean of course :-))

Those eight big red eyes look like the ones of a monster spider, which maybe is just watching the two snails of yours. Brrr…

I am glad I can hide behind my mountains or a haybale. ;-)

Greetings and beware of the red eight-eye, May

Ryan Calhoun on March 19, 2008

You're right, May, this is like the face of a giant spider! Whether it is a spider or a rocket, this is still not a safe place to stand...fortunately it was busy sleeping, and I was able to escape.

Greetings, Ryan

Brandon_Belew on March 24, 2008

Ooo, very dramatic angle! I'm imagining some big alien missile on its way to destroy the Earth! I like the red on the ends of the nozzles a lot too.

Ryan Calhoun on March 25, 2008

Thanks Brandon! Yes, it is quite an impressive display. At first I wasn't happy about the big inflatable Earth, but now it seems to make a good piece of the photo.

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on March 11, 2008
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    by Ryan Calhoun
    • Camera: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT
    • Taken on 2008/01/02 15:28:32
    • Exposure: 0.002s (1/500)
    • Focal Length: 17.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/16.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO400
    • Exposure Bias: -0.33 EV
    • No flash