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Fact Sheet 2008–3045

Publications Warehouse FS 2008–3045

Space Acquired Photography


Interested in a photograph of the first space walk by an American astronaut, or the first photograph from space of a solar eclipse? Or maybe your interest is in a specific geologic, oceanic, or meteorological phenomenon? The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center is making photographs of the Earth taken from space available for search, download, and ordering. These photographs were taken by Gemini mission astronauts with handheld cameras or by the Large Format Camera that flew on space shuttle Challenger in October 1984. Space photographs are distributed by EROS only as high-resolution scanned or medium-resolution digital products.

Posted June 2008

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Space Acquired Photography

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U.S. Geological Survey, 2008, Space acquired photography: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2008–3045, 2 p.

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