Mt. Everest is the highest (29,035', 8,850 m) of many peaks along the Himalayas. Astronauts orbiting Earth have only seconds to follow landmarks and visually identify Mt. Everest before they have moved on (they are moving at 5 miles or 8 km per second!). This tutorial is designed for anyone who wants to find Everest as seen from orbit. Spacecraft orbits cross this region from northwest to southeast or southwest to northeast. Thus, features are illustrated from west to east.

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