May 2, 2014
(7 Dec. 2010) --- From 220 miles above Earth, one of the Expedition 26 crew members aboard the Earth-orbiting International Space Station recorded this night view of Galveston Island and the Texas City area. The east end of Galveston is the lighted area at center frame. The crew member used a digital still camera equipped with a 180-mm lens to record the image on Dec. 7, 2010.
Topics: Disaster Accident, Greater Houston, Geography of Texas, Spaceflight, Barrier islands of Texas, Galveston hurricane, Galveston Island, Galveston, Texas, Galveston, Gulf of Mexico, International Space Station, Geography of the United States