January 25, 2012
ISS023-E-024574 (15 April 2010) --- The Salton Sea and Imperial Valley are in the center of this scene photographed from the International Space Station (note solar panels, upper right). The orbital outpost and space shuttle Discovery have been docked for several days as an aggregation of 13 astronauts and cosmonauts continue work on the station. The two spacecraft will undock over the weekend and the shuttle is scheduled to return its crew of seven back home on Earth on April 19.
Topics: Environment, Spacecraft, Manned spacecraft, Human spaceflight, Sergei Krikalyov, Shuttle–Mir Program, International Space Station, Space Shuttle, Imperial valley, Salton Sea, The Salton Sea