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Iran Air Flight 655 (July 3 1988, 290 victims)

Photo, from 213 n.miles in space (April 27 2002, 12:44 GMT, 4:44pm local time)

Strait of Hormuz

Strait of Hormuz, from 213 n.miles in space (NASA, ISS004-E-10656, April 27 2002)

NASA, ISS004-E-10656


Bombing Iran's IAEA safe-guarded nuclear facilities

Source: Astronaut Photography of Earth, Display Record ISS004-E-10656 (Image Science and Analysis Laboratory, NASA-Johnson Space Center), Space Shuttle Mission ISS004, photo dated 20020427 (YYYYMMDD) GMT time 124453 (HHMMSS), low resolution image, full frame.

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Related documents:

Admiralty Chart 2888 (Strait of Hormuz) {widths: 620px, 780px, 1000px, 1263px, 1580px}

IR655: DoD Press Briefings (July 3, August 19, 1988).

IR655: Other Public Statements.

IR655: DoD Report (July 28 1988).

IR655: Senate Hearing (September 8 1988).

The USS Vincennes: Public War, Secret War (ABC News, Nightline, July 1 1992).

IR655: House Hearing (July 21 1992).

This image is a “U.S. Government work” and, hence, not copyrighted. “NASA material is not protected by copyright” (NASA JSC Web Site Policy Notices, ¶ 8).

This document and image may be freely copied.

Charles Judson Harwood Jr.


Posted April 29 2004. Updated August 24 2008.


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