View Full Version : The Inauguration of President Barack Obama from Space

2009-Jan-21, 12:30 AM
Travelling at 17,000 mph at an altitude of 423 miles, the 4,300 lb GeoEye-1 snapped a very high resolution image of Washington D.C. just before Barack Obama became the 44th President of the United States. Looking like crowds of ants vying for space around Capitol Hill and the White House, hundreds of thousands of spectators [...]

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2009-Jan-21, 05:53 PM
CNN has it (http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/2009/44.president/inauguration/mall.satellite/) at a bit more resolution, zoomable and scrollable.

Hey; who spilled coffee grounds on my DC model?

2009-Jan-21, 06:00 PM
what a great way to get accurate head counts

2009-Jan-21, 09:40 PM
Between this and the NASA bit in the parade, it was quite a spacey inaugural, wasn't it?