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ISS009-E-21208
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Spacecraft nadir point: 22.1° N, 71.0° W

Photo center point: 23.2° N, 73.5° W

Nadir to Photo Center: West

Spacecraft Altitude: 192 nautical miles (356km)
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Image Caption: ISS009-E-21208 (2 September 2004) --- This image of Hurricane Frances was taken at 8 a.m. EDT Thursday, Sept. 2, 2004 by Astronaut Mike Fincke aboard the International Space Station at an altitude of about 230 miles. At the time, Frances was a category 4 hurricane located almost 500 miles east-southeast of West Palm Beach, Fla., with winds of 145 mph. Expedition 9 Commander Gennady Padalka and Fincke, the NASA ISS Science Officer and Flight Engineer, are in the fifth month of a six-month stay on the orbiting research platform.

















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Hurricane Frances fills the window of the International Space Station, orbiting 230 miles above, in this photo taken at about 8 a.m. EDT Thursday, Sept. 2, 2004 by Astronaut Mike Fincke. At the time, Frances was a category 4 hurricane located almost 500 miles east-southeast of West Palm Beach, Fla., with winds of 145 mph.Expedition 9 Commander Gennady Padalka and Fincke, the NASA ISS Science Officer and Flight Engineer, are in the fifth month of a six-month stay on the orbiting research platform.