James Bay, Canada, as seen from Shuttle Discovery

James Bay, Canada, as seen from Shuttle Discovery

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Caption: Image of James Bay, Canada, as seen from the Space Shuttle Discovery on mission STS- 42. North is at top of image. James Bay protrudes like a large white tongue on the left of the image. It is situated between 50 and 55 degrees north latitude and 80 degrees west longitude. The water is completely covered by a heavy ice pack which is solid in the shallow water and broken up in the deeper water. Akimiski island is visible at centre left and other smaller islands along the eastern coast. Discovery was launched on January 22nd 1992 and ended its mission on January 30th 1992.

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