Cool picture, but it's a long exposure, not time-lapse. /pedant
That's such a weird fairing/third stage. Did they design it with the intention of only having nuclear warhead payloads?
Is this available in higher quality?
This shot looks like it was directed by JJ Abrams.
This is the great grand-daddy of the Delta class of rockets which launch probes to this day.
Looks just about ready for strongback retract
How's there no blur on the rocket try thing. Flash and then darkness, then move camera to get the other streaks of light? Hmmmm
Thor was later mated with the Lockheed Agena for many satellite launches. As upper stages got bigger with heavier payloads they added solid boosters to the Thor
Well if that ain't a math rock album cover waiting to happen.