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IdentificationMission: STS100 Roll: 349 Frame: 9 Mission ID on the Film or image: STS100
Country or Geographic Name: USA-COLORADO
Features: ROCKY MTS., SKI SLOPES, VAIL
Center Point Latitude: 39.5 Center Point Longitude: -106.5 (Negative numbers indicate south for latitude and west for longitude)
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CameraCamera Tilt: Low Oblique
Camera Focal Length: mm
Camera: NK: Nikon 35mm film camera
Percentage of Cloud Cover: 10 (0-10)
NadirGMT Date: 200104__ (YYYYMMDD) GMT Time: (HHMMSS)
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CaptionsThe snow-covered ski runs of Vail, Colorado, look like white ribbons in contrast to the dark green forests of the Rocky Mountains. This detailed image is part of a larger view of area ski resorts photographed by the STS-100 Space Shuttle crew in April 2001.
In the complete image, much of I-70 and U.S. Highway 24 can be distinguished. The numerous ski runs of Vail are in the upper left of the photo and Copper Mountain Resort is in the upper right.
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