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Mike Rein                                                                                                        August 27, 2004
Kennedy Space Center, Fla.
(Phone: 321/867-2468)

James Hartsfield
Johnson Space Center, Texas
(Phone: 281/483-5111)

KSC Release No. P12-04

Astronauts Capture Hurricane Frances From Space

INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION - This photo of Hurricane Frances was taken by Astronaut Mike Fincke aboard the International Space Station as he flew 230 statute miles above the storm at about 10 a.m. EDT today, Aug. 27. At the time, Frances was located 820 miles east of the Lesser Antilles in the Atlantic Ocean, moving west-northwest at 10 miles per hour, with maximum sustained winds of 105 miles per hour. Fincke, the NASA ISS Science Officer and Flight Engineer, and Expedition 9 Commander Gennady Padalka are in the fifth month of a six-month flight aboard the Station.

Hurricane Frances

 

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