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Flight Day 1
Flight Day 1
NASA
5/13/09
 
Year 2009
ASTER View of Sharm
ASTER View of Sharm
8/25/00
NASA/JPL-Caltech
 
Year 2000
International Space Sta...
2005-07-18 0:0:0
 
Description ISS010-E-20261 (19 March 2005) --- Jeddah, Saudi Arabia is featured in this image photographed by an Expedition 10 crewmember on the International Space Station. The city of Jeddah is the second largest city in Saudi Arabia (after Riyadh), and is the country?s most important Red Sea port. A large warehouse and dock complex is visible in the lower left portion of this image. Apart from being a major port for exchange of goods with Africa and Europe, Jeddah is of great importance for Islamic pilgrims going east to Mecca (a religious journey known as the hajj). In addition to urban attractions, coral reefs along the coast (north-south trending islands to image left) are frequented by divers visiting the city. The image captures the multicolored rooftops of homes and other buildings in the city, the oldest of which were built using coral from the nearby Red Sea and clay from the al-Manqabah lagoon in the center of the Al Balad district (center of image; lagoon is approximately 0.25 km across).
International Space Sta...
2004-04-03 0:0:0
 
Description ISS007-E-07872 (22 June 2003) --- This image, photographed by an Expedition 7 crewmember onboard the International Space Station (ISS), was merged with image ISS007-E-07878 to create a mosaic of a dust storm and thunderstorm over the Red Sea. The mosaic can be viewed on http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov
International Space Sta...
2004-04-03 0:0:0
 
Description ISS007-E-07878 (22 June 2003) --- This image, photographed by an Expedition 7 crewmember onboard the International Space Station (ISS), was merged with image ISS007-E-07872 to create a mosaic of a dust storm and thunderstorm over the Red Sea. The mosaic can be viewed on http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov
International Space Sta...
2005-03-17 0:0:0
 
Description ISS009-E-23808 (20 September 2004) --- A fringing coral reef in the Red Sea is featured in this image photographed by an Expedition 9 crewmember on the International Space Station (ISS). The Sudanese coast of the Red Sea is a well known destination for divers due to clear water and abundance of coral reefs (or ?shia?ab? in Arabic). According to NASA scientists studying the ISS imagery, reefs are formed primarily from precipitation of calcium carbonate by corals; massive reef structures are built over thousands of years of succeeding generations of coral. In the Red Sea, fringing reefs form on shallow shelves of less than 50 meters depth along the coastline. This photograph illustrates the intricate morphology of the reef system located along the coast between Port Sudan to the northwest and the Tokar River delta to the southeast. Close to shore, fringing reefs border the coastline. Farther offshore grows a larger, more complicated barrier reef structure. Different parts of the reef structure show up as variable shades of light blue. Deeper water channels (darker blue) define the boundaries for individual reefs within the greater barrier reef system. Such a complex pattern of reefs may translate into greater ecosystem diversity through a wide variety of local reef environments.
International Space Sta...
2006-08-01 0:0:0
 
Description ISS013-E-44847 (30 June 2006) --- Ship traffic on the Suez Canal, Egypt is featured in this image photographed by an Expedition 13 crewmember on the International Space Station. This oblique photograph captures a northbound convoy of cargo ships entering the Mediterranean Sea from the Suez Canal in Egypt (leftmost canal branch at image center). Oblique images are taken at an angle other than vertical, or nadir -- looking down a line connecting the station to the point on the Earth's surface directly below it -- and this provides a sense of perspective. In this case, the station was located above the eastern coast of Cyprus and the crewmember was looking at Egypt to the southwest. Regions of reduced clarity in the image are caused by thin variable cloud cover. The Suez Canal connects Port Said on the Mediterranean Sea with the port of Suez on the Red Sea, and provides an essentially direct route for transport of goods between Europe and Asia. The Canal is 163 kilometers long and 300 meters wide at its narrowest point -- sufficiently wide for ships as large as aircraft carriers to traverse it. Transit time from end to end is 14 hours on average.
STS-99 Shuttle Mission ...
2004-04-03 0:0:0
 
Description S99-E-5044 (12 February 2000) --- Red Sea coast of Eritrea (also called Ertra), Africa, including Dahlak Kebir Island of the Dahlak Archipelago. An electronic still camera (ESC), mounted in one of Endeavour's aft flight deck windows, is recording imagery of hundreds of Earth targets for the EarthKAM project. Students across the United States and in France, Germany and Japan are taking photos throughout the STS-99 mission. And they are using these new photos, plus all the images already available in the EarthKAM system, to enhance their classroom learning in Earth and space science, social studies, geography, mathematics and more. For general EarthKAM information and more images from this flight, go to http://www.earthkam.ucsd.edu/
STS-83 Shuttle Mission ...
2004-04-03 0:0:0
 
Description STS083-709-030 (4-8 April 1997) --- Panorama over the Nile River, Sinai Peninsula and the Red Sea. Looking past the Orbiter's tail, this view extends from central Egypt eastward to Saudi Arabia on the horizon. Two major water systems, seen in this view, the Nile River and the Red Sea are used for world commerce and transportation in this region. The Nile is flanked immediately by agriculture then beyond by desert. This emphasizes the importance of the river waters to sustain a thriving local population. The Nile River delta is north under the clouds on the upper left-hand corner of the photo. Geologically, the Red Sea is a spreading center between the Arabian and the African Plates, and will continue to widen slowly over a long period of time.
STS-101 Shuttle Mission...
2004-04-03 0:0:0
 
Description STS101-717-004 (19-29 May 2000) --- The STS-101 crew members recorded this image of the East Mediterranean coast while Atlantis was docked with the International Space Station (see solar panel on the Russian-built functional cargo block (FGB) or Zarya). Featured in the 70mm frame are the Nile River delta, Red Sea and the Sinai Peninsula. The Gulf of Aqaba and Dead Sea are in the distant background.
STS-107 Shuttle Mission...
2004-04-03 0:0:0
 
Description STS107-400-004 (16 January ? 1 February 2003) --- This Earth view featuring the Sinai Peninsula, Red Sea, Egypt, Nile River, and Mediterranean was photographed by an STS-107 crewmember onboard the Space Shuttle Columbia. EDITOR?S NOTE: On February 1, 2003, the seven crewmembers were lost with the Space Shuttle Columbia over North Texas. This picture was on a roll of unprocessed film later recovered by searchers from the debris.
STS-107 Shuttle Mission...
2004-04-03 0:0:0
 
Description STS107-400-010 (16 January ? 1 February 2003) --- This view featuring Saudi Arabia, the Red Sea, Egypt, and the Nile River was photographed by an STS-107 crewmember onboard the Space Shuttle Columbia. EDITOR?S NOTE: On February 1, 2003, the seven crewmembers were lost with the Space Shuttle Columbia over North Texas. This picture was on a roll of unprocessed film later recovered by searchers from the debris.
STS-108 Shuttle Mission...
2004-04-03 0:0:0
 
Description STS108-718-041 (5-17 December 2001) --- The triangular Sinai Peninsula of Egypt appears below the Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS) or Canadarm2 in the foreground (right), with the Gulf of Suez to its west (far right) and the Gulf of Aqaba (center bottom). These gulfs join to become the Red Sea, which stretches away south to the horizon down the left side of this south-looking view. Saudi Arabia lies to the left and Egypt and Sudan to the right. The photo, from a 70mm handheld camera, was made while the Space Shuttle Endeavouor was docked with the International Space Station (ISS).
STS-109 Shuttle Mission...
2004-04-03 0:0:0
 
Description STS109-708-024 (1-12 March 2002) --- The astronauts on board the Space Shuttle Columbia took this 70mm picture featuring the Sinai Peninsula and the Dead Sea Rift. The left side of the view is dominated by the great triangle of the Sinai peninsula, which is partly obscured by an unusual cloud mass on this day. The famous Monastery of St. Catherine lies in the very remote, rugged mountains in the southern third of the peninsula (foreground). The Gulf of Aqaba is a finger of the Red Sea bottom center, pointing north to the Dead Sea, the small body of water near the center of the view. According to NASA scientists studying the STS-109 photo collection, the gulf and the Dead Sea are northerly extensions of the same geological rift that resulted in the opening of the Red Sea . The Gulf of Suez appears in the lower left corner. Northwest Saudi Arabia occupies the lower right side of the view, Jordan and Syria the right and top right, and the Eastern Mediterranean Sea the top left. Thin white lines of cloud have formed along the coastal mountains of southern Turkey and stretch across the top of the view near the Earth's limb.
STS-110 Shuttle Mission...
2004-04-03 0:0:0
 
Description STS110-742-015 (8-19 April 2002) --- The rugged, rocky, sandy desert landscape of the west coast of Yemen is visible in this near-vertical view, photographed from the Earth-orbiting Space Shuttle Atlantis during the STS-110 mission. The southern portion of Kamaran Island, the largest Yemen-controlled island in the Red Sea, appears in the image. The island is 11 miles (18 kilometers) long and 4.5 miles (7 kilometers) wide. Coral reefs surround three sides of the island. The Isa Peninsula, which is visible near the center of the image and extends eastward, is also barren and sandy. The darker areas seen on the peninsula are scrub brush regions near the coastal shores. The Al Salief Port area near center has a small runway and is a staging area for visits to Kamaran Island. According to meteorologists studying the STS-110 photo collection, the climate of the region is hot and very humid.
STS-110 Shuttle Mission...
2004-04-03 0:0:0
 
Description STS110-738-052 (8-19 April 2002) --- The major portion of the 180-mile (290 kilometers) long Gulf of Suez (center of the image) can be seen in this north-looking view, captured on film by one of the STS-110 crewmembers on board the Space Shuttle Atlantis . The Gulf of Suez is considered to be one of the most important water transportation routes in the world, connecting the Mediterranean Sea (upper portion of the image) through the Suez Canal (mostly covered by clouds) with the Red Sea (not visible on the image) and the Indian Ocean. To the gulf's right (east), the rugged landscape of the Sinai Peninsula can be seen. The 100 mile (160 kilometers) long Gulf of Aqaba, which is part of the Great Rift Valley of Eastern Africa, is discernible at the lower right of the image. Near the upper right portion of the image, a distinct line marking the border between Israel and Egypt can be seen. To the left (west) of the Gulf of Suez, are the Western Desert and the Nile River Valley and Delta of eastern Egypt. The tail of the Space Shuttle is at the right center of the image.
STS-111 Shuttle Mission...
2004-04-03 0:0:0
 
Description STS111-321-024 (5-19 June 2002) --- This sunset over the Sahara Desert was photographed by the STS-111 crew members aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour. When this photograph was taken, the shuttle was in a position over the Sudan near the Red Sea coast. The Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth provides searchable access to other photographs of Earth taken by astronauts. More Earth Observation Images
STS-112 Shuttle Mission...
2004-04-03 0:0:0
 
Description STS112-702-002 (7-18 October 2002) --- Egypt's triangular Sinai Peninsula lies in the center of this view, photographed from the Space Shuttle Atlantis, with the dark greens of the Nile delta lower right. In this southwesterly view, the Red Sea, with its characteristic parallel coastlines, stretches toward the top. At the bottom of the image, the Suez Canal appears as an irregular line joining the Red Sea to the Mediterranean Sea (lower left). The Dead Sea in central Israel, with its light blue salt ponds at the south end, appears on the left margin.
STS-121 Shuttle Mission...
2006-08-31 0:0:0
 
Description STS121-334-026 (4-17 July 2006) --- This photo, featuring an easterly view of the Nile River, the Nile River Delta, Sinai Peninsula, the Suez Canal, Red Sea and part of the Mediterranean Sea, was taken by one of the STS-121 crewmembers aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery. Cairo, Egypt, can be seen at far right.
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