March 18, 2014
(28 May 2011) --- One of the Expedition 28 crew members, photographing Earth images onboard the International Space Station while docked with the space shuttle Endeavour and flying at an altitude of just under 220 miles, captured this frame of the Salton Sea. The body of water, easily identifiable from low orbit spacecraft, is a saline, endorheic rift lake located directly on the San Andreas Fault. The agricultural area is within the Coachella Valley.
Topics: Disaster Accident, Environment, Manned spacecraft, Russia, Spaceflight, Expedition 2, Salton Sea, Space Shuttle Endeavour, Space Shuttle, International Space Station, Spacecraft