This image captures the Mercury-Redstone rocket replica standing 92-feet tall outside the front entrance to the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center in Concord, New Hampshire. This was the first American manned space vehicle and was a key element of NASA’s Mercury project to put a man in orbit around the earth.
Arthur Fiedler was a conductor for the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Born in Boston in 1894, he learned violin after moving to Germany as a teen. He started as a violinist for the Pops and became conductor in 1930. Known for injecting popular show tunes into the BSO’s repertoire, Fiedler led the Pops for half a century. His July 4th concerts at the Hatch Memorial Shell in Boston were legendary, particularly the country’s 1976 bicentennial celebration when he led the orchestra through Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture amid a dazzling fireworks display. Fiedler passed away in 1979 at his home in Brookline, Massachusetts.
This image, enhanced with High Dynamic Range filters, shows the sun setting over Hampton Harbor on the New Hampshire seacoast. This is a relatively small harbor but well protected by the barrier beach that runs from Hampton to Seabrook. There are several sport fishing boat charters that offer excursions from here.