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IdentificationMission: ISS001 Roll: E Frame: 6283 Mission ID on the Film or image: ISS01
Country or Geographic Name: USA-TEXAS
Features: HOUSTON, DOWNTOWN AREA
Center Point Latitude: 29.5 Center Point Longitude: -95.5 (Negative numbers indicate south for latitude and west for longitude)
Stereo: (Yes indicates there is an adjacent picture of the same area)
ONC Map ID: JNC Map ID:
CameraCamera Tilt: 12
Camera Focal Length: 400mm
Camera: E2: Kodak DCS460 Electronic Still Camera
Film: 3060E : 3060 x 2036 pixel CCD, RGBG array.
Percentage of Cloud Cover: 10 (0-10)
NadirGMT Date: 20001217 (YYYYMMDD) GMT Time: 213045 (HHMMSS)
Nadir Point Latitude: 30.2, Longitude: -95.6 (Negative numbers indicate south for latitude and west for longitude)
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: South
Sun Azimuth: 226 (Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point)
Spacecraft Altitude: 201 nautical miles (372 km)
Sun Elevation Angle: 19 (Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point)
Orbit Number: 3873
CaptionsDowntown Houston from Space Station Alpha
A series of digital photographs of Houston illustrates the new detail being obtained for cities around the world by crewmembers on the International Space Station. This image, captured on 17 December 2000 centers on the downtown region and shows extensive detail of streets, parks and major buildings. The retractable roof of the new Astros baseball stadium, Enron Field, is open. The spatial resolution of the image is about 6.7 m/pixel.
Photography of cities to monitor urban growth is one of the objectives of NASA’s Crew Earth Observations payload from the International Space Station. Other astronaut photographs of cities around the world can be viewed at the Cities from Space link from the NASA-JSC Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth
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