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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS055-71-43 Date: Apr. 1993
Geographic Region: USA-TEXAS
Feature: GALVESTON BAY, HOUSTON

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  STS055-71-43 Houston Metropolitan Area, Texas, U.S.A. April 1993
The greater Houston metropolitan area is visible in this low-oblique, northwest-looking photograph. The city is highlighted by an obvious radial pattern of numerous freeways and interstate highways leading into and out of the largest city in Texas. Interstate Highway 45 is the major artery connecting Houston with Galveston Island. The approximate distance from downtown Houston to downtown Galveston is 50 miles (80 kilometers). V-shaped Houston Intercontinental Airport can be seen on the city’s north side. East of the airport is Lake Houston, source of the city’s drinking water. South of Lake Houston, beginning near the downtown area of Houston, is the Houston Ship Channel, which extends to Galveston. Galveston Island is the barrier island southeast of Houston. The city of Galveston can be seen as a grayish area concentrated on the east end of the island. Galveston Bay is shallow—approximately 12 feet (4 meters) deep. The Houston Ship Channel is dredged frequently to facilitate major shipping into Houston, the third largest port in the United States. Texas City, a major site for petrochemical processing, is seen as the highly reflective area on the mainland between the Texas City Dike and the Interstate Highway 45 bridge over the bay to Galveston.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 166k
Mission: STS055  
Roll - Frame: 71 - 43
Geographical Name: USA-TEXAS  
Features: GALVESTON BAY, HOUSTON  
Center Lat x Lon: 29.5N x 95W
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: 48   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: NW   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: 2  
 
Date: 19930426   YYYYMMDD
Time: 162748   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 28.1N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 92.3W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 117   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 163   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 63   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: COAST, FOREST, ISLAND, PLAIN  
Water Views: CHANNEL, BAY, LAKE, RESERVOIR, SEDIMENT  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: URBAN AREA, AIRPORT, AGRICULTURE  
City Views: HOUSTON, GALVESTON  
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