Space view of United States available from USGS


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Copies of a satellite space view of the conterminous United States have been printed by the U.S. Geological Survey for public sale.

The black and white mosaic of images taken by NASA's Landsat 1 earth resources survey satellite (formerly called Erts 1) shows what the nation, on the eve of its 200th anniversary, looks like from 570 miles in space. The 29- by 41-inch copies printed by the USGS at a scale of 1:5,000,000 are reproductions of a larger master mosaic of the 48 conterminous states prepared by the Soil Conservation Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture from parts of 595 Landsat 1 pictures taken between July 25 and October 31, 1972. The USDA has available for sale some more expensive photographic copies of the mosaic in a variety of sizes and costs.