June 6, 2011
Flying directly over the eye just before 3 p.m. (EST), Aug. 15, the STS-85 crew members captured this image of Super Typhoon Winnie. The massive typhoon is located about half way between Japan and New Guinea in the Pacific Ocean. The Canadian-built robot arm of Discovery, being used in operations with CRISTA-SPAS on this mission, is partially visible in left foreground.
Topics: Disaster Accident, Environment, Typhoon, STS-85, Spaceflight, Pacific typhoon, Japan and New Guinea in the Pacific Ocean, Guinea, Pacific ocean, New, Japan