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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS058-98-35 Date: Oct. 1993
Geographic Region: USA-TENNESSEE
Feature: MEMPHIS, MISS. R., AGRIC

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  STS058-098-035 Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.A. October 1993
Memphis, located on Chickasaw Bluff on the east bank of the Mississippi River at the mouth of the Wolf River, is the highlight of this near-vertical photograph. Memphis is an important river port; major rail center; and a leading hardwood lumber, cotton, poultry, and livestock market. Other manufacturing industries include pharmaceuticals, textiles, rubber products, furniture, heating and cooling equipment, chemicals, pianos, agricultural machinery, and automobile and truck parts. Memphis, named by Andrew Jackson, is the seat of a large medical center and home to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Numerous agricultural fields are visible west of the Mississippi River in eastern Arkansas. Along with the Mississippi River paddle boats, a leading tourist attraction, the city is home to Beale Street and its music made famous by W. C. Handy, the black American blues composer and compiler. Because heat and humidity provide ideal conditions for mosquitoes, the city suffered from severe yellow fever epidemics in 1867, 1873, and 1878. The runways of Memphis International Airport south of downtown and the runways of the U.S. Naval Air Station at Millington north-northeast of Memphis are discernible. Many small islands, sandbars, and oxbow lakes are obvious in and near the Mississippi River.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 150k
Mission: STS058  
Roll - Frame: 98 - 35
Geographical Name: USA-TENNESSEE  
Features: MEMPHIS, MISS. R., AGRIC  
Center Lat x Lon: 35.0N x 90W
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: 5   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: E   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: 130  
 
Date: 19931026   YYYYMMDD
Time: 164442   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 35.0N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 90.2W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 161   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 143   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 40   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: PLAIN, HILL, ESCARPMENT, FOREST  
Water Views: RIVER, SWAMP  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: URBAN AREA, AIRPORT, AGRICULTURE  
City Views: MEMPHIS  
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