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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS049-97-U Date: May 1992
Geographic Region: USA-TEXAS
Feature: CORPUS CHRISTI

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  STS049-97-U Corpus Christi, Texas, U.S.A. May 1992
This color infrared southwest-looking, low-oblique photograph emphasizes the blue waters of Corpus Christi Bay and the city of Corpus Christi southwest of the bay. Corpus Christi, with a population of 235 000, is a major petroleum and natural gas center and a port of entry. Major industries include oil refineries, chemicals, cement, aluminum, refined zinc, smelting plants, food processing, and fishing. Tourist and recreational resorts have become a major business on North Padre Island east of the city on the Gulf of Mexico. West of the city, the Nueces River enters Nueces Bay, which, in turn, enters into Corpus Christi Bay. Southeast of the city the runways of the U.S. Naval Air Training Center are seen. West-east Interstate Highway 37 traverses Corpus Christi, crossing Laguna Madre, and terminating on North Padre Island. North-northeast of Corpus Christi Bay are Aransas and Copana Bays. Corpus Christi is subject to occasional hurricanes from the Gulf of Mexico. The last major storm to strike Corpus Christi was Hurricane Celia in 1970. (Refer to STS-026-044-038 for a natural color photograph of the Corpus Christi area.)
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 119k
Mission: STS049  
Roll - Frame: 97 - U
Geographical Name: USA-TEXAS  
Features: CORPUS CHRISTI  
Center Lat x Lon: 28.0N x 97.5W
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 10
 
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?: Y   Y=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number:  
 
Date: 19920512   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: COAST, ISLAND, PLAIN  
Water Views: BAY, CHANNEL, SWAMP, ESTUARY  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: URBAN AREA, AIRPORT, AGRICULTURE  
City Views: CORPUS CHRISTI  
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