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Mercury 4, Lake Turkana in Northern Kenya - Mercury

Mercury 4, Lake Turkana in Northern Kenya

Mercury

Mercury 4, Kenya from Space 

Lake Turkana in Northern Kenya

MA-4-4713-334 | Sept 13, 1961

Probably, the first human-taken photograph of Kenya from space.

Sequence # 310 | view of earth w/ horizon

Photo NASA, original photography

Colour gelatin silver print

Vintage

25,4 x 20,32 cm / 10 x 8 inch

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Photograph of the coast of Morocco from Mercury-Atlas 4 (MA-4). Mercury-Atlas 4 was an unmanned spacecraft which was the first Project Mercury flight to orbit the Earth. The view, seen through one of the spacecraft's two circular portholes, extends from Tan-Tan Province, Southwestern of Morocco. On the top left edge, you can see the Strait of Gibraltar on the horizon near the center of the photo. The Atlantic Ocean appears in the top left, and solid cloud cover hangs close to the coast near Tan-Tan. 

Data sheet

Format : Horizontal

Type : Color

Theme : Space

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