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Cruise shuttle belly

A reusable space tourism "cruise" shuttle orbits the earth at an altitude of approximately 250 miles. This spacecraft is 75 feet long by 55 feet wide. On the upper left is the International Space Station (ISS). The ISS is about 360 feet by 240 feet, or slightly larger than a football field.

Earth image courtesy of the Earth Science and Remote Sensing Unit, NASA Johnson Space Center

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