September 20, 2011
A still photo close-up of the eye of Category 4 Hurricane Dean. Crewmembers on the Space Shuttle Endeavour captured this image around Noon CDT of Hurricane Dean in the Caribbean. At the time the shuttle and International Space Station passed overhead, the Category 4 storm was moving westerly at 17 mph nearing Jamaica carrying sustained winds of 150 mph.
Topics: Weather, Disaster Accident, Atlantic hurricane season, Natural disasters, Caribbean, Hurricane Felix, Hurricane Dean, Texas hurricanes, STS-118, Americas, Space Shuttle program