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STS073-708-84
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Spacecraft nadir point: 31.0° N, 32.9° E

Photo center point: 31.0° N, 32.5° E

Nadir to Photo Center: West

Spacecraft Altitude: 145 nautical miles (269km)
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Image Caption: The City of Port Said and the Northern end of The Suez
Canal are shown in this 250mm view. The Suez Canal was built by the
French engineer Ferdinand de Lesseps from 1859 through 1869. It is 100
miles long and is the main route from the Middle East to Europe. It
was closed from the Six days War in 1867 and was reopened in 1975. It
was deepened and widened in 1980.