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WJLA, September 14, 2011

NASA's wild corn mazes celebrate 50 years of space exploration

This fall, NASA is teaming up with seven farms (including one in Fredericksburg, Va.) to build giant corn mazes that honor major achievements in the U.S. space program. It's called the Space Farm 7 mission, and it is not a delusion in your head. Here are computer models of the NASA mazes that will debut later this month and in October, created by the world's largest corn-maze company, Utah's The Maize Inc.

Corn maze at the Rock Ranch in Georgia

The Rock, a town in Georgia, is home to this corn maze paying tribute to 50 years of space exploration. Sadly, that excludes mention of Gordo (aka "Old Reliable"), a South American squirrel monkey that flew in a Jupiter AM-13 rocket in 1958. The monkey and the rocket were lost at sea.