June 7, 2011
Part of Greater New Orleans, Louisiana was captured with an electronic still camera (ESC) as the Space Shuttle Columbia passed over Louisiana. In the almost vertical view, north is toward the top of the frame. New Orleans Lakefront Airport and the south end of the long causeway are recognizable features associated with Lake Poncartrain at the top of the frame. The Superdome is visible as a pinhead-sized object just below center. New Orleans International Airport is out of frame to the west (left). The Mississippi River snakes through the image from Avondale (western or left edge of frame) to Gretna (on the east or right).
Topics: Greater New Orleans, Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, Louisiana, Gretna, Louisiana, St. Charles Parish, Louisiana, Louisiana Superdome, Polders, Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, New Orleans, Geography of North America, Geography of the United States