Astronaut Jessica Meir captured from ISS Las Vegas, U.S.

Credit: Jessica Meir, NASA

Las Vegas bills itself as The Entertainment Capital of the World, and is famous for its mega casino-hotels and associated activities. Las Vegas was founded as a city in 1905, when 45ha of land adjacent to the Union Pacific Railroad tracks were auctioned in what would become the downtown area. 1931 was a pivotal year for Las Vegas when Nevada legalized casino gambling and reduced residency requirements for divorce to six weeks. Following World War II, lavishly decorated hotels, gambling casinos, and big-name entertainment became synonymous with Las Vegas.

The local scenery on the ground is as follows.

Credit: Wikipedia

Reference: Jessica Meir’s Tweet
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