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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS61A-48-75 Date: Nov. 1985
Geographic Region: USA-TEXAS
Feature: HOUSTON

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  STS61A-48-75 Houston, Texas, U.S.A. November 1985
Houston, the fourth most populous city in the United States and the third-busiest port in the United States, is featured in this southwest-looking, low-oblique photograph. Located 25 miles (40 kilometers) northwest of Galveston Bay (not visible) on the coastal plain, Houston is a great commercial, medical, financial, and industrial hub and is one of the world’s major oil centers. Visible are sediment-laden Lake Houston, the source of much of Houston’s drinking water; the runways of George Bush Intercontinental Airport west of the lake; and the small city of Alvin (upper left). Houston’s continued growth began with the completion of the Houston Ship Channel in 1914.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 410k
Mission: STS61A  
Roll - Frame: 48 - 75
Geographical Name: USA-TEXAS  
Features: HOUSTON  
Center Lat x Lon: 30.0N x 95.5W
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: 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: 64  
 
Date: 19851103   YYYYMMDD
Time: 164047   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 30.2N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 95W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 153   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 177   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 40   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: PLAIN  
Water Views: CHANNEL, LAKE  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: URBAN AREA, HIGHWAY, AIRPORT  
City Views:  
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