Detail View: NASA Johnson Space Center Collection: Cairo, Egypt as seen from STS-62

Title: 
Cairo, Egypt as seen from STS-62
Description: 
Cairo lies at the apex of the great delta of the Nile: the delta is marked by the strong greens of cultivated lands, Cairo by the gray sprawl along the river and the eastern delta apex as it develops in the direction of the airports and Suez. The city of El Giza lies on the west side of the Nile with the Giza pyramids in the desert just beyond the cultivated lands. Several major canals lead water to parts of the delta more distant from the Nile: generally these can be recognized as straighter, more engineered waterways. Towards the top left, the bifurcation of the Rosetta and Damietta branches of the Nile can be seen.
Date Taken: 
1994-03-14
Program: 
Shuttle
Mission: 
STS-062
Subject Terms: 
(FROM
facet_what: 
Apex
facet_where: 
Cairo
Photo ID: 
STS062-108-058
Film Type: 
70mm cn
UID: 
SPD-JSC-STS062-108-058
original url: 
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