Photos taken by astronauts from the space shuttle are among the most evocative of the images from orbit. Why
should that be? Perhaps the human eye can gauge subtleties of color and composition impossible for robotic
cameras in satellites. The pictures show real-color views of the Galapagos Islands. These are close to what
you would see if you went into space.
Click below for images from the shuttle and information:
"The Space Shuttle has flown more than a hundred missions. It has been used to conduct important
research and to increase the sum of human knowledge."
President George Bush, January 14, 2004