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2002-Mar-04, 08:32 PM

<center>Cape Canaveral, Florida</center>

Cape Canaveral, Florida, and the NASA John F. Kennedy Space Center are shown is this near-vertical photograph. Numerous launch pads line the Atlantic Ocean coast near the center of the photograph. To the north of the multiple launch pads, the Space Shuttle landing runway, the Shuttle Assembly Area, and Shuttle Launch Pads A and B are visible. To the south of the multiple launch pads are Port Canaveral and the city of Cocoa Beach, Florida. To the west of the space complex, five causeways span the Indian and Banana Rivers. Interstate Highway 95 is the main artery traversing south to north just west of the Florida cities of Cocoa and Titusville. (NASA)

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2002-Mar-05, 01:32 AM
Cool picture! What was it taken from, and how high up?

2002-Mar-05, 03:42 AM
If you like this kind of thing (I do) then you might check out NASA's <A HREF=http://earth.jsc.nasa.gov/categories.html>Earth from Space</A> page. Amazing stuff.

--Don Stahl

2002-Mar-05, 02:13 PM
On 2002-03-04 20:32, Jigsaw wrote:
Cool picture! What was it taken from, and how high up?

Shuttle (STS-43, August 1991)
177 nautical miles

Technical data page for photo (http://earth.jsc.nasa.gov/photoinfo.cgi?PHOTO=STS043-084-031)

2002-Mar-06, 12:38 AM
I can also suggest another one. http://terraserver.microsoft.com The pictures are of rather high quality and you can zoom in enough so 1 pixel= 1 meter. Photos are black and white, but good none the less

2002-Mar-06, 01:24 AM
ACM--Yeah, I spend too much time on Terraserver, looking for interesting spots to investigate on the ground. I wish the photos covered the world and not just the USA, though.

--Don Stahl

Oh, and welcome to the forum, ACM!

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2002-Mar-06, 01:37 AM
Thanks, guys, I have now added both of those to my Favorites folder.

"Hey, I can see my house!" /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_biggrin.gif

2002-Mar-06, 01:54 AM
Dstalh I know exactly what your talking about....ive found my house along with most of my friends houses.....some people say I dont have a social life....what are they talking about? /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_wink.gif

David Hall
2002-Mar-08, 12:01 PM
Doh! The terraserver only has detailed pics of the U.S., so I can't locate my current position. I can find all of my relatives houses though.

OTOH, as I was taking off on a trip back to the States last month, I took a couple of digital photos of Osaka from the plane. It's amazing the detail I can see of my own neighborhood. I can find my own apartment in it. /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_smile.gif