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IdentificationMission: STS111 Roll: 371 Frame: 3 Mission ID on the Film or image: STS111
Country or Geographic Name: USA-WASHINGTON
Features: MOUNT ST. HELENS, SPIRIT LAKE
Center Point: Latitude: 46.5 Longitude: -122.0 (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: 48
Camera Focal Length: mm
Camera: NK: Nikon 35mm film camera
Film: 5069 : Kodak Elite 100S, E6 Reversal, Replaces Lumiere, Warmer in tone vs. Lumiere.
Percentage of Cloud Cover: 10 (0-10)
GMT Date: 20020615 (YYYYMMDD) GMT Time: 220131 (HHMMSS)
Nadir Point Latitude: 44.4, Longitude: -124.8 (Negative numbers indicate south for latitude and west for longitude)
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: Northeast
Sun Azimuth: 233 (Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point)
Spacecraft Altitude: 190 nautical miles (352 km)
Sun Elevation Angle: 61 (Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point)
Orbit Number: 158
CaptionsSTS111-371-3 Mt. St. Helens, Spirit Lake, Washington, USA June 2002
Snow still covered the peaks of the Cascade Ranges in mid-June when the STS-111 crew photographed Mt. St. Helens from the Space Shuttle Endeavour. From their vantage point, the crew observed blast zone from the 1980 eruption of the volcano, the mud-choked North Fork of the Toutle River, and fallen timber that still floats in rafts of logs on Spirit Lake. Continued imagery of the region will document the slow regrowth of the forests. Today, the volcano and surrounding region comprise the Mt. St. Helens National Volcanic Monument which is dedicated to research, education and recreation.
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