Earth observations taken by the STS-9 crew



Washington, DC, United States

STS009-40-2575 (28 Nov-8 Dec 1983) --- This view of the Fuji volcano, Japan was taken on the 54th orbit of the Space Shuttle Columbia. The center coordinates are 35.5 degrees north latitude and 139.0 degrees east longitude. This was the first time a non-United States crew member was flown aboard the United States Space Shuttle, European Space Agency (ESA) payload specialist Ulf Merbold, Germany. The crew included NASA astronauts John W. Young, commander; Brewster H. Shaw Jr., pilot; Owen K. Garriott, mission specialist, Robert A. Parker, mission specialist; and Byron Lichtenberg, payload specialist.


  • Title: Earth observations taken by the STS-9 crew
  • Date Created: 2009-06-25
  • Rights: JSC
  • Album: mgwhite

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