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Baku, Azerbaijan

Baku is Azerbaijan’s major city, and the oil capital of the Caspian region. This detailed view taken by the Expedition 2 crew on the International Space Station shows details of the city, including the extensive port facilities, and part of the large web of offshore oil platforms in the Caspian Sea.

The image was taken in May 7 2001 from the Space Station Alpha Image ISS002-ESC-6176 and was provided by the Earth Sciences and Image Analysis Laboratory at Johnson Space Center. Additional images taken by astronauts and cosmonauts can be viewed at the NASA-JSC Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth.

Published July 22, 2001
Data acquired May 21, 2001

ISS > Digital Camera
Astronaut Photography