STS078-751-076 Atlanta, Georgia June, 1996 One of the leading cities of the southern United States, the city of Atlanta can be seen in this near-vertical view. One of the fastest growing U.S. cities, Atlanta is the largest city in Georgia. The city is the cultural, industrial, transportation, financial, and commercial center, not only for the state of Georgia, but for the whole southern region of the United States. Atlanta was host to the 1996 Summer Olympic Games. The runways of Hartsfield Atlanta International Airport, one of the ten busiest airports in the world, are visible near the center of the image. Numerous interstate highways are visible traversing through and around the city of Atlanta.