Astronaut Tom Jones: On April 18, 1994, the STS-59 crew aboard shuttle Endeavour captured this view of the mouth of Chesapeake Bay in Virginia, USA. Our work operating Space Radar Lab 1 had been going very well for the past 9 days--2 more to go until reentry. In this photo, north is to the upper right, where the Delmarva peninsula ends in a point at Cape Charles. Barrier islands stretch along the Atlantics coastline. At center, sunglint highlights Cape Henry, Virginia Beach, and the Norfolk naval base. At upper left, the James River enters Hampton Roads above Norfolk, the historic anchorage that in March 1862 saw the world's first combat between ironclads. Around and to the north side of the Newport News peninsula, and parallel to the James, the York River flows down from Yorktown to enter the Chesapeake. Gloucester Point in the York is just opposite the town of Yorktown and its 1781 battlefield. My STS-68 crewmate Jeff Wisoff was raised in Hampton, at the tip of the peninsula; NASA's Langley Research Center is at the Y-shaped junction of rivers on the north side.