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Thread: The Inauguration of President Barack Obama from Space

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    The Inauguration of President Barack Obama from Space

    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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    CNN has it at a bit more resolution, zoomable and scrollable.

    Hey; who spilled coffee grounds on my DC model?

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    what a great way to get accurate head counts

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    Between this and the NASA bit in the parade, it was quite a spacey inaugural, wasn't it?
    The greatest journey of all time, for all to see
    Every mission makes our dreams reality
    And our destiny begins with you and me
    Through all space and time, the achievement of mankind
    As we sail the sea of discovery, on heroes’ wings we fly!

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