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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS040-88-Z Date: Jun. 1991
Geographic Region: USA-NEW MEXICO
Feature: WHITE SANDS, ALAMOGORDO

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  STS040-088-00Z White Sands National Monument, New Mexico, U.S.A. June 1991
Highly reflective White Sands National Monument in south-central New Mexico, the world’s largest gypsum sand field, receives its interior drainage primarily from the San Andres Mountains to the west and the Sacramento Mountains to the east. The southwest corner of White Sands National Monument, the lowest spot in the Tularosa Valley and showing a dark accumulation of moisture, changes from a dry lakebed into Lake Lucero when summer rain falls. Manmade features visible in the photograph include weapons impact target areas (large circular features at the top of the photograph); a linear U.S. Air Force test facility along the eastern side of the San Andres Mountains; the barely discernible alternate landing site for the NASA Space Shuttle (a white linear feature in the northwest section of the monument; and the long [approximately 10 miles (16 kilometers)] linear rocket sled test bed, part of Holloman Air Force Base, east of the monument.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 297k
Mission: STS040  
Roll - Frame: 88 - Z
Geographical Name: USA-NEW MEXICO  
Features: WHITE SANDS, ALAMOGORDO  
Center Lat x Lon: 33.0N x 106W
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 5
 
Camera: HB
 
Camera Tilt: LO   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction:   The direction from the nadir to the center point, N=North, S=South, E=East, W=West
Stereo?: N   Y=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number:  
 
Date: 199106__   YYYYMMDD
Time:   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth:   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude:   nautical miles
Sun Elevation:   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: DESERT, DUNE, VALLEY  
Water Views:  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views:  
City Views: WHITE SANDS, ALAMOGORDO  
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