Chesapeake Bay seen from Space
September 7, 2009
From the wetlands in Maryland to the nation's capital and onto Baltimore, this 70mm photograph from the Space Shuttle Endeavour shows some details of the historic Chesapeake Bay and Potomac River area. With the rather low altitude of Endeavour at 115 nautical miles, features as small as Kennedy Memorial Stadium and Andrews Air Force Base are clearly seen.
Topics: Hospitality Recreation, Chesapeake Bay Watershed, Manned spacecraft, Geography of the United States, Environment, Intracoastal Waterway, United States lightship Chesapeake, Potomac River, Chesapeake Bay, Space Shuttle, Baltimore