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World's mountains over 5 miles above sea level as seen from the Apollo 7

1968-10-15

NASA

NASA
Washington, DC, United States

AS7-07-1748 (15 Oct. 1968) --- The world's dozen peaks which reach a height of greater than five miles above sea level are seen in this photograph from the Apollo 7 spacecraft at an altitude of approximately 130 nautical miles. The 29,028 ft. high Mount Everest is at lower center. On the central horizon can be seen the 28,250 ft. high Mount Godwin-Austen (K-2) some 800 miles northwest of Mount Everest. In the lower right, Mount Kanchenjunga rises 28,208 ft. to separate Nepal from Sikkim. The snow line on the peaks was at 17,500 ft. In the upper right the lake-studded highlands of Tibet are visible.

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  • Title: World's mountains over 5 miles above sea level as seen from the Apollo 7
  • Date Created: 1968-10-15
  • Rights: JSC
  • Album: rlobrie1

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