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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS058-88-45 Date: Oct. 1993
Geographic Region: USA-KANSAS

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  STS058-088-045 Wichita and Flint Hills, Kansas, U.S.A. October 1993
Wichita and the grass-covered, rolling terrain of the Flint Hills to its east are featured in this south-looking, low-oblique photograph. Wichita, the chief commercial and industrial center of southern Kansas, was founded in 1868 by settlers serving the famed Chisholm Trail and became a boom town in the 1870s and 1880s as a trade center for livestock and agriculture. Oil was discovered in the Flint Hills in 1915. An important aircraft manufacturing center, Wichita also has railroad shops, flour mills, meat packing plants, grain elevators, oil refineries, heating and air conditioning plants, pharmaceuticals manufacturers, printing plants, and stockyards. Several manmade features are discernible--north-south-oriented Interstate Highway 35; runways of McConnell Air Force Base southeast of the city; and El Dorado and El Dorado Reservoir to the northeast. The Arkansas River is barely discernible flowing south-southeast from Wichita.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 384k
Mission: STS058  
Roll - Frame: 88 - 45
Geographical Name: USA-KANSAS  
Center Lat x Lon: 38.0N x 97.5W
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: 29   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: SW   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: 66  
Date: 19931022   YYYYMMDD
Time: 164222   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 38.9N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 96.4W  
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: 155   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 36   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: PLAIN  
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Atmosphere Views:  
City Views: WICHITA  
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