June 7, 2011
Phoenix, Arizona as photographed with a 70mm handheld camera from the Earth-orbiting Space Shuttle Columbia. Sunglint makes canals and pools very easily identifiable in the frame. Minimal cloud cover during the 16-day Neurolab mission and the flight track of Columbia opened the way for the crew members to photograph more North American cities than most Shuttle missions.
Topics: Manned spacecraft, Human spaceflight, Space exploration, Space Shuttle, Spaceflight, Space Shuttle program