Grand Canyon from Shuttle Mission STS060

Location State of Arizona, USA -- Grand Canyon, Kaibab Plateau Cloud cover 5%
Mission STS060 Outlook Direction Southwest
PhotoID STS06000830005 Camera Tilt Low Oblique
Date Thursday, February 10, 1994 Altitude 191 Nautical miles
Local time 12:09 Film/Lens Color film, 250mm lens lens
Image Latitude 36 North Vehicle Latitude 37.5 North
Image Longitude 112 West Vehicle Longitude 109.5 West

Grand Canyon from Spave Shuttle

The Grand Canyon, one of the deepest canyons in the world with a depth of 1 mile (1.6 kilometers), can be seen in this spectacular, west-looking, low-oblique photograph. The Colorado River cut through rocks billions of years old to create this canyon.

The Grand Canyon is 277 miles (466 kilometers) long and averages nearly 10 miles (16 kilometers) in width. The snow-covered, forested Kaibab Plateau (north of the canyon) and the Coconino Plateau (south of the canyon) are visible. The western portions of the Painted Desert can be seen east of the canyon where the Little Colorado River joins the Colorado River.