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Photo-iss007e07842
International Space Station Imagery
Kitty Hawk, N.C., on North Carolina’s Outer Banks
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ISS007-E-07842 (22 June 2003) --- This image, photographed by an Expedition 7 crewmember onboard the International Space Station (ISS), features Kitty Hawk, N.C., on North Carolina’s Outer Banks. The view shows part of Pamlico Sound and the Atlantic side of the banks as well. This year the world celebrates a century of human flight with the 100th anniversary of the Wright Brothers' first flight at Kitty Hawk. The Wrights used the Outer Banks’ prevailing winds and the altitude gained by climbing a 90-foot hill (Kill Devil Hill) to successfully demonstrate powered flight. The large circle on the image is a road that wraps around Kill Devil Hill, now part of the Wright Brothers National Memorial.

Curator: JSC PAO Web Team | Responsible NASA Official: Amiko Kauderer | Updated: 10/30/2012
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