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Astronaut Daniel W. Bursch, flight
engineer for Expedition Four aboard the
International Space Station, used a digital
still camera to capture this image of Mt.
Everest in the Himalayan Range. The
mountain is near frame center.
the notes Bursch added in one of his
reports to ground controllers: "One
morning I happened to be up early. I
glanced at our world map and saw that
we’d be passing near Mt Everest soon. I
checked the computer, realized that we
were in an attitude that would allow me
to open the window shutter and there was
Mt Everest! It almost seemed to jump out
at me. The low sun angle (it was close to
orbital sunrise) gave tremendous relief to
the mountains. It was just one of those
sights that will be forever burned into my
Date: March 20, 2002
Photo Credit: NASA