Tuesday, October 06, 2009

NARHAMS launch captured on Google Maps!?!

A NARHAMS member noticed that it looks like one of our launches was captured on Google Maps.  The launch site is located at the Old National Pike Park, Mt. Airy, Maryland.  There is not enough resolution to 1000% confirm this, but the image shows a group of people with easy-ups on the hill where we set up.  The attached photo shows the apparent launch activities in its center. Since there is no soccer game on the field, it seems unlikely there would be any similar gathering in that location.  Other members have speculated that the image is of a launch in the Fall of 2008 and was taken in the mid afternoon.  Some think they see the launch racks, but no actual rockets are visible.