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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS078-749-28 Date: Jun. 1996
Geographic Region: USA-NORTH CAROLINA

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  STS078-749-028 Charlotte, North Carolina June, 1996
One of the fastest growing cities in the southeastern United States and the largest city in North Carolina, the city of Charlotte is visible in this east-looking view. Charlotte is the foremost commercial and industrial center of the Piedmont region, and is the major transportation hub and distribution point for the Carolina manufacturing belt. The Carolina's are now the United States leading textile area. The growth in industry in the Charlotte area has been in part, due to the bountiful hydroelectric power from dams on the Catawba River, located to the west of the city. The runways of Douglas International Airport, west of the city and south of Interstate Highway 85, are visible on the image.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 346k
Mission: STS078  
Roll - Frame: 749 - 28
Geographical Name: USA-NORTH CAROLINA  
Center Lat x Lon: 34.0N x 81W
Film Exposure: F   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 0
Camera: HB
Camera Tilt: 31   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: S   The direction from the nadir to the center point, N=North, S=South, E=East, W=West
Stereo?: N   Y=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number: 96  
Date: 19960626   YYYYMMDD
Time: 130916   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 35.4N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 81.4W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 83   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 143   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 33   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views:  
Water Views: LAKE  
Atmosphere Views:  
City Views: CHARLOTTE  
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