Spaceflight picture of the week 21 July 2006 

This week's picture is from a series of unique pictures from the Flight International spaceflight archive, which goes back to the very beginning of the space age.

Are you able to tell us the event pictured above? What is the mission? Tell us your thoughts and send us your own amusing caption by emailing Rob Coppinger, Flight International's space reporter.  Answers and winning caption will be published next week. Please supply a physical location in your message.

Space flight picture of the week: 14 July 2006

“If the USAF would hire an Italian designer, contractors would stop building ridiculous-looking candle-in-a bottle rockets like that one
Michel Laliberté in Montréal


Thanks to Michel Laliberté in Montréal, and Mark Stevens in Illinois for correctly guessing last weeks image. Thanks to all of the other readers who suggested an explanation.

Last week’s image shows the first international scientific satellite devised by the United States and Great Britain being boosted into an orbit attempt by the three-stage Thor-Delta rocket at Cape Canaveral, Florida in 1962.

Source: Flight International