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Apollo 7 Views Southern California

Apollo 7 Views Southern California

This view of southern California was taken by the (*7*) 7 crew throughout their 18th revolution of the Earth, on Oct. 12, 1968. Photographed from an altitude of 124 nautical miles, the coast of California could be seen from Level Mugu southward to Oceanside. Santa Catalina could be seen under the off shore clouds. Particulars of the Los Angeles space are obscured by air pollution which extends from Banning westward for 100 miles to past Malibu. Within the higher portion of the {photograph} could be seen (left to proper) the San Joaquin Valley past Bakersfield, the Techachapi Mountains, the Sierra Nevada, Owens Valley, Demise Valley and the Mojave Desert.

(*7*) 7, which launched on Oct. 11, 1968, and was nicknamed “The Walt, Wally and Donn Present,” was the primary crewed (*7*) mission to launch. The mission demonstrated the capabilities of the Command and Service Module, mission assist amenities’ efficiency throughout a crewed mission and (*7*) rendezvous functionality, in addition to the primary dwell TV broadcasts from house.

Picture Credit score: NASA

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