Satellites View The Land (continued)

Through the years many orbital missions have scanned the Earth in many different ways.

Rocket Camera | Project Mercury | Project Gemini
Apollo | Skylab | Apollo-Soyuz Test Project
Defense Meteorological Satellite Program | Space Shuttle

Rocket Camera

This camera was the first to provide motion pictures of the Earth's surface from an altitude greater than 480 kilometers (300 miles). In a 15-minute flight atop a Thor missile on May 12, 1959, the General Electric camera recorded 35 feet of 16mm film. (33k jpg)
Courtesy of General Electric Company.

Project Mercury

Project Gemini

Apollo

Skylab

Apollo-Soyuz Test Project


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