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STS079-E-5100

June 2, 2011
The crew aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis was able to track the large Typhoon Violet in the western Pacific Ocean. At the beginning of the mission, Violet was south and west of Japan, and packed winds of 140 - 150 miles per hour. Four days into the flight, about the time this Electronic Still Camera (ESC) view was recorded and downlinked to Earth, Violet became extra-tropical, but she still had winds up to 90 knots (nautical miles per hour).


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