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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS094-753-46 Date: Jul. 1997
Geographic Region: USA-TEXAS
Feature: HOUSTON

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  STS094-753-046 Houston, Texas July 1997
The city of Houston is the fourth largest city in the United States. Houston is a port of entry and has the second busiest port in the United States. The city is a major financial, commercial, manufacturing, and transportation center in the southwestern United States. Houston boasts one of the worlds most comprehensive and competent medical centers. The city is located on a delta that was formed during the end of the last ice age some 10000-15000 years ago. Numerous Interstate Highways and other major transportation routes are visible traversing through and around the city. The runways of the George Bush Intercontinental Airport are discernible midway between the center and the bottom center of the image. Just to the left (east) of the airport, the sediment-laden waters of Lake Houston can be seen. A small part of upper Galveston Bay is visible in the upper left corner of the image.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 364k
Mission: STS094  
Roll - Frame: 753 - 46
Geographical Name: USA-TEXAS  
Features: HOUSTON  
Center Lat x Lon: 29.5N x 95.5W
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: 30   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: 173  
 
Date: 19970712   YYYYMMDD
Time: 130721   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 28.6N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 94.3W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 75   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 157   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 20   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: PLAIN  
Water Views: BAY, LAKE, SEDIMENT  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: URBAN AREA, AIRPORT, HIGHWAY  
City Views: HOUSTON  
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