May 31, 2011
Crew members for the STS-27 mission aboard the Earth-orbiting Space Shuttle Atlantis took this photo of the south Persian Gulf. with a hand-held, large format camera. The mouths of both the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers can be seen, as can nearly all the country of Kuwait.
Topics: Shatt al-Arab basin, Mesopotamia, Fertile Crescent, Environment, Iraq, Euphrates, Space Shuttle, Space Shuttle Atlantis, STS-27, Tigris, Edwards Air Force Base, Manned spacecraft