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Mission: ISS007 Roll: E Frame: 7842 Mission ID on the Film or image: ISS007
Country or Geographic Name: USA-NORTH CAROLINA
Center Point: Latitude: 36.0 Longitude: -75.5 (Negative numbers indicate south for latitude and west for longitude)

Stereo: (Yes indicates there is an adjacent picture of the same area)


Camera Tilt: 30
Camera Focal Length: 800mm
Camera: E4: Kodak DCS760C Electronic Still Camera
Film: 3060E : 3060 x 2036 pixel CCD, RGBG array.


Film Exposure:
Percentage of Cloud Cover: 10 (0-10)


GMT Date: 20030622 (YYYYMMDD) GMT Time: 130608 (HHMMSS)
Nadir Point Latitude: 38.0, Longitude: -75.6 (Negative numbers indicate south for latitude and west for longitude)

Nadir to Photo Center Direction: South
Sun Azimuth: 88 (Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point)
Spacecraft Altitude: 208 nautical miles (385 km)
Sun Elevation Angle: 38 (Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point)
Orbit Number: 2184


This year the world celebrates a century of human flight with the one hundredth anniversary of the Wright Brothers’ first flight at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. Astronauts aboard the International Space Station share a kindred spirit of flight accomplishments and commemorated the centennial celebration ( with this image of Kitty Hawk and the Wright Brothers National Memorial.

Kitty Hawk is located on North Carolina’s Outer Banks. The Wrights used the Outer Banks’ prevailing winds and the altitude gained by climbing a 90-foot hill (Kill Devil Hill) to successfully demonstrate powered flight. The large circle on the image is a road ringing Kill Devil Hill, now part of the Wright Brothers National Memorial. A large granite monument sits on top of the hill. Both the Wright Brothers National Memorial and Dayton, Ohio (hometown of the Wright Brothers) will host celebrations of the Wright Brothers’ achievement throughout the year.

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