View from Space

In 2003 Yang Liwei became the first Chinese astronaut in orbit and claimed that he couldn't see the Great Wall. Many people think that the Great Wall is the only man-made structure that can be seen from space. Now, Leroy Chiao claims to have photographed the Great Wall from on board the ISS. However, you need to know where to look and plenty of other things can be seen in the photographs taken by Chiao. He has seen the Pyramids, airports, dams and the Chinese rocket launch pad from his vantage point on board the ISS. China Daily eloquently say that "seeing the Great Wall would be like spotting a particular koi swimming in a gigantic glimmering Japanese pond of multi-coloured fish heading in all directions".

Posted in astro blog by Stuart on Tuesday 19th Apr 2005 (23:08 UTC) | Permalink
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