See the Santa Barbara, Calif., coast and nearby mountains
as an airplane pilot might in a short computer animation
created with data from NASA’s Shuttle Radar Topography
Mission. This video is online at:

Two still images from the movie, featuring Mt. Pinos and
the coastline, are also available online at:

The Shuttle Radar Topography Mission, which flew onboard
Space Shuttle Endeavour in February 2000, gathered topographic
elevation data over approximately 80 percent of Earth’s land
mass during its ten-day flight. The results of the mission
will be the most extensive high-resolution database of Earth’s

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory is a division of the
California Institute of Technology, Pasadena.