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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS059-234-45 Date: Apr. 1994
Geographic Region: USA-VIRGINIA
Feature: NORFOLK, JAMES RIVER, SED

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  STS059-234-045 Hampton Roads, Norfolk, and Newport News Area, Virginia, U.S.A. April 1994
This near-vertical photograph shows the area of Hampton Roads, Norfolk, and Newport News in southeastern Virginia. Hampton Roads, with one of the finest natural harbors in the world, has a deep water channel (near the center of the photograph) 4 miles (6 kilometers) long and 40 feet (12 meters) deep, through which the waters of the James, Nansemond, and Elizabeth Rivers pass into Chesapeake Bay. The Hampton Roads harbor was the site of the Civil War battle between the ironclad ships, Monitor and Merrimack, in March l862. Southeast of Hampton Roads is Norfolk, a port of entry and major commercial, industrial, shipping, and distribution center. Its industries include shipbuilding; meat and seafood processing; automobile assembly; and the manufacture of fertilizers, farm implements, chemicals, textiles, and peanut oil. Norfolk, along with the city of Portsmouth to its west, forms an extensive naval military complex. As the largest operating military base in the United States, this complex includes a major naval air station, a supply center, and numerous training and operational facilities. The Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel (barely discernible near the east edge of the photograph) links Norfolk with the Delmarva Peninsula (not within the photograph) to the north. West of Hampton Roads at the mouth of the James River is Newport News, a major port for transatlantic and intracoastal shipping and one of the largest shipbuilding and repair centers in the world. Major products manufactured in Newport News include building materials, textiles, metal products, and radar and electronic equipment. Other industries include oil refining, railroad shops, and seafood processing plants.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 108k
Mission: STS059  
Roll - Frame: 234 - 45
Geographical Name: USA-VIRGINIA  
Features: NORFOLK, JAMES RIVER, SED  
Center Lat x Lon: 37.0N x 76.5W
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: 15   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: W   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: 134  
 
Date: 19940417   YYYYMMDD
Time: 162135   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 37.1N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 76W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 158   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 113   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 62   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: COAST  
Water Views: BAY, RIVER, ESTUARY, SEDIMENT  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: URBAN AREA, AIRPORT  
City Views:  
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