Random bits of Knowledge with a focus on Bethesda, MD.
Friday, April 20, 2012
Space Shuttle over Bethesda, From above
Nasa released a video of the space shuttle flying around DC that was taken from the chase plane. After a bit of looking, I identified where it flew over Bethesda, MD. Above is a frame from that video. It is only the southern end of Bethesda, with Friendship Heights in the distance. You can see Bradley Blvd, Wisconsin Ave and some of the stores near there. This was from the first flyover, so around 10:10 am on April 17th.
After going by Bethesda Discovery crossed the Potomac River (left side of the frame) and went over the CIA in Langley.
Here is the shuttle flying by the National Mall in DC. You can see the Washington Monument on the left and the Capitol building on the right.
These pictures come from a nasa video, which, like all products of the US Government, is in the public domain.
Here's another NASA picture, this one is of the space shuttle Discovery and Enterprise facing each other on a runway. the original is here.