A Virginia Tech Hokies Thank You

Just an update on a post I made last week.   Prior to the Miami game last week, thousands of folks from the local community joined together on the Drillfield at Virginia Tech to spell out a great big Thank You to the world.  The message was photographed via helicopter and airplane, as well as from the IKONOS satellite, orbiting 423 miles above the Earth.  In case you were wondering how the satellite could pierce through the clouds and capture such a great looking image, it’s quite simply, really – it maneuvered it’s optics in reverse to a 139.33-degree azimuth and a 66.85-degree angle looking north towards Blacksburg.  Anything different would have been, of course, ridiculous.

Go ahead and visit drillpressview.com for more information about our little project we have.

The low-altitude photo:


The satellite image:


Pretty cool …

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