Alan Boyle writes:The space shuttle has never flown as high as 425 miles, but that's how high the GeoEye-1 satellite was when it snapped this picture of the shuttle Discovery on its launch pad on Nov. 1. Discovery is due to set off on its 39th and final mission no earlier than Dec. 17 -– which means it would still be in orbit on Christmas Day.
GeoEye's view of Discovery serves as the first holiday treat for our Cosmic Log Space Advent Calendar, which will feature a different view of Earth from space on each day from now until Christmas...
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