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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS073-706-20 Date: Oct. 1995
Geographic Region: USA-NEVADA
Feature: LAS VEGAS, MOUNTAINS

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  STS073-706-020 Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.A. September 1995
Las Vegas, known worldwide for its gambling casinos and its numerous hotels and other recreational features, is seen in this spectacular, near-vertical-looking photograph. The city was built in a small depression within a larger basin that is surrounded by mountain ranges. Major drainage into this basin appears as a white area northwest of the city. During occasional heavy rainfall, downtown Las Vegas is prone to flash flooding; the Strip, where many of the gambling casinos and hotels are located, is especially vulnerable. Viewing clockwise east to west, several features are visible-the blue waters of Lake Mead, the runways of Las Vegas International Airport at the south end of the city, the red cliffs of Red Rock Canyon, and residential expansion west and northwest of the city. Las Vegas has grown rapidly in the last three decades as a result of increased tourism and the influx of population from California and other states.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 128k
Mission: STS073  
Roll - Frame: 706 - 20
Geographical Name: USA-NEVADA  
Features: LAS VEGAS, MOUNTAINS  
Center Lat x Lon: 36.0N x 115W
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 0
 
Camera: HB
 
Camera Tilt: 10   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: 37  
 
Date: 19951022   YYYYMMDD
Time: 200704   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 35.8N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 114.6W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 195   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 146   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 42   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: DESERT, MOUNTAIN, BASIN  
Water Views:  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: URBAN AREA, AIRPORT  
City Views: LAS VEGAS  
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