STS068-269-7

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Spacecraft nadir point: 55.8° N, 66.2° E

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Spacecraft Altitude: 117 nautical miles (217km)
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Image Caption: STS068-269-007 Kurgan, Russia October 1994
Kurgan, one of the oldest cities in Siberia, can be seen in this north-looking, low-oblique photograph. Situated in the valley of the Tobol River, Kurgan is a southwest Siberian rail junction on the Trans-Siberian Railroad. The city manufactures grain elevators, flour milling equipment, buses, chemical equipment, food products, and farm and road building machinery; it also has meat packing plants.