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International Space Sta...
2005-08-16 0:0:0
 
Description ISS010-E-22273 (1 April 2005) --- Palm Island Resort, Dubai, United Arab Emirates is featured in this image photographed by an Expedition 10 crewmember on the International Space Station. Palm Island is a resort under construction on reclaimed land silhouetted against the dark waters of Dubai?s Persian Gulf coast. Advertised as "being visible from the Moon," this man-made palm-shaped structure displays 17 huge fronds framed by a 12-kilometer protective barrier. When completed, the resort will sport 2000 villas, 40 luxury hotels, shopping centers, cinemas, and other facilities. An earlier handheld image from 2003 shows the outline of the palm nearing completion (see http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/gallery/images/station/crew-6/html/iss006e35516.html). Two years later, the palm appears in all its glory to passing space travelers. It has so far required over 50 million cubic meters of sand to raise it above the sea surface. Palm Island is the last of three major developments designed to transform the Dubai coastline into a major coastal metropolitan area and destination. When completed, the resort is expected to support a population of approximately 500,000 people.
International Space Sta...
2004-04-03 0:0:0
 
Description ISS006-E-35516 (5 March 2003) --- This photo of Palm Island Resort was taken by an Expedition 6 crewmember onboard the International Space Station (ISS). This man-made structure in the shape of a palm tree, just 1 mile off the coast from Dubai, United Arab Emirates, is scheduled to be complete by 2006. It will have 17 huge fronds surrounded by a crescent-shaped breakwater. This island is being built from 2.8 billion cubic feet of land dredged from the approach channel to the emirate?s Jebel Ali port, which is being deepened to 17 meters (56 feet). Sediments in the water from dredging activity can be seen near the port.
International Space Sta...
2004-08-03 0:0:0
 
Description ISS008-E-12570 (22 January 2004) --- Backdropped by Earth?s horizon and the blackness of space, an unpiloted Progress supply vehicle docked to the International Space Station (ISS) was photographed by one of the Expedition 8 crewmembers. Parts of Iran, the United Arab Emirates, Oman, Strait of Hormuz and the Persian Gulf are also visible.
International Space Sta...
2004-04-03 0:0:0
 
Description ISS008-E-16355 (15 February 2004) --- A massive sandstorm over the Persian Gulf state of Qatar blows southward toward southeastern Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates in this image photographed by an Expedition 8 crewmember onboard the International Space Station (ISS).
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