Hey, you down there in San Diego! This aerial photograph of greater San Diego was snapped from space from a window of the Space Shuttle Atlantis on STS mission 115 to the ISS in September, 2006. The view spans ~50 miles north to south from just below Oceanside at the top of the photograph to Tijuana, Mexico at the bottom. Among other easily discernable landmarks are Torrey Pines, LaJolla, Rt. 52, Interstates 5, 805, 15, and 8.
See a different aerial photograph from space and other photos of STS mission 115 on NASA’s website.
Lucille was trained as a Molecular Biologist, doing laboratory research mainly in the field of RNA processing. Lucille received her Ph.D. at Duke University Medical Center where she conducted research on small nuclear ribonucleoprotein particles (U snRNPs). As a Postdoctoral Researcher in laboratories at the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research of MIT and then at the Harvard Medical School, she focused on alternative pre-mRNA splicing in the fruit fly Drosophila, and then on the mRNA capping enzyme of yeast. Lucille has published a number of papers with her colleagues in peer-reviewed journals and has done editing of biotechnology patents and scientific manuscripts.