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The Big Apple

On April 29, 1998, astronauts aboard the space shuttle Columbia snapped this picture of the New York metropolitan area. This, and other, amazingly clear images were made as the shuttle Columbia swept around the Earth once every 90 minutes in an orbit that varied from 154 to 137 nautical miles in altitude...

May 18, 1998 — Alan Hall
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