June 7, 2011
A special lens on a 35mm camera gives a fish-eye effect to this "nightside" out-the-window view from the Space Shuttle Columbia's cabin. The Spacelab Science Module, hosting 16-days of Neurolab research, is in frame center. The tunnel that leads from the cabin to the science module in the cargo bay is at bottom center. The sun can be seen bursting over Earth's horizon and the blue layer of airglow.
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