July 25, 2011
This photo, showing Mt. St. Helens in the state of Washington, was taken by the STS-111 crewmembers aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour. The scars from the May 18, 1980 eruption are still visible near Mt. St. Helens. Before the 1980 eruption the volcano had been dormant since 1857. The Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth provides searchable access to other photographs of Earth taken by astronauts.
Topics: Environment, St. Helens, Mount St. Helens, Human spaceflight, Volcano, Space Shuttle program