Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Images from Discovery's Station Fly Around

Cameras from aboard the international space station recorded these images of Discovery between 4:35 and 4:50 pm ET today, as the pair flew 225 miles above the Gulf of Mexico. Discovery later flew high over a cloudy Houston, Texas - home of the Johnson Space Center - at 4:52 pm [first image above].

"NASA's 100 Billion dollar picture", is what Mission Control jokingly called the image above late today, following yesterday's President Obama call to the crews and what one senator priced the space station at after construction.

High over the Pacific Ocean, Discovery's camera captures the top of the station from 610 feet out at 4:30 pm ET.

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