2014: Eight dot Seventeen

August 17, 1958 – Pioneer 0, also known as Thor-Able 1, was launched.

From Wikipedia:

It was destroyed by an explosion of the first stage of the Thor booster, 73.6 seconds after lift-off at 16 kilometers (9.9 mi) altitude, 16 km downrange over the Atlantic Ocean.


Paper Bender and Dr. Zoidberg, from Cubeecraft.

Paper Bender and Dr. Zoidberg from Cubeecraft

Taken with Canon EOS 60D and Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Lens.

  • ISO: 100
  • Focal Length: 40mm
  • Aperture: f/2.8
  • Exposure time: 1/100

Cropped and resized using Acorn 4 for Mac.


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