July 25, 2011
This view featuring Canadian forest fires was photographed by the STS-111 crewmembers aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour. It represents an oblique view northward of one of the numerous fires observed and reported burning in the dry boreal forests of Saskatchewan and Manitoba during the month of June. The location of this one is roughly between Candle Lake, Saskatchewan and Lake Winnepegosis, Manitoba. The Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth provides searchable access to other photographs of Earth taken by astronauts.
Topics: Environment, Space Shuttle, Manned spacecraft, Human spaceflight, Edwards Air Force Base, Spaceflight