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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: ISS017-E-6184 Date: May 2008
Geographic Region: USA-CALIFORNIA
Feature: MOUNTAIN VIEW, NASA AMES

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  NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA

This astronaut photograph illustrates the diverse built environment surrounding the NASA Ames Research Center located at the southernmost end of San Francisco Bay. Founded in 1939 as an aircraft research laboratory, Ames became a NASA facility in 1958. Its original aircraft research focus was enhanced by the adjacent Moffett Field--an active Naval Air Station until 1994, and the original home of the Navy dirigible U.S.S. Macon. The large hanger for docking the U.S.S. Macon is still present at Moffett Field, and is visible in this astronaut photograph (image center). Today, NASA Ames includes the former Naval Air Station, and it continues its focus on aeronautics in addition to nanotechnology, information technology, fundamental space biology, biotechnology, thermal protection systems, and human factors research.

Land use and land cover in the southern San Francisco Bay area is a diverse mix of industrial, institutional, and residential patterns. Industrial lots, characterized by lack of green vegetation and large buildings with highly reflective white rooftops, border NASA Ames to the west, east, and south. The city of Mountain View directly to the south appears as a dense gray-brown network of streets and residential properties with interspersed green parks. The northern boundary of NASA ARC consists of former salt ponds that are being restored to tidal wetlands (image right). Drainage channels that predate the salt pond levees are visible at image right.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 283k
Mission: ISS017  
Roll - Frame: E - 6184
Geographical Name: USA-CALIFORNIA  
Features: MOUNTAIN VIEW, NASA AMES  
Center Lat x Lon: 37.4N x 122W
Film Exposure:   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 10
 
Camera: N2
 
Camera Tilt: 17   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 800  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: NE   The direction from the nadir to the center point, N=North, S=South, E=East, W=West
Stereo?:   Y=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number: 2152  
 
Date: 20080503   YYYYMMDD
Time: 191829   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 36.6N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 122.4W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 149   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 180   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 67   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views:  
Water Views: BAY  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views:  
City Views: MOUNTAINVIEW  
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