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