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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS51J-39-56 Date: Oct. 1985
Geographic Region: USA-TEXAS

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  STS51J-039-0056 Houston and Galveston, Texas, U.S.A. October 1985
The Houston and Galveston metropolitan areas appear in this northwest-looking, low-oblique photograph. Houston, the fourth most populous city in the United States and home of the NASA Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, is a major oil center and a major commercial, medical, financial, and transportation hub along the Gulf of Mexico. The city has grown rapidly with the completion of the Houston Ship Channel in 1914 and is now the third-busiest port in the United States. From the center of the city Interstate Highway 45 extends southeastward to Galveston, which has major shipbuilding and ship repair facilities and is a major tourist area. Visible is Galveston Bay, a shallow inlet of the Gulf of Mexico.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 401k
Mission: STS51J  
Roll - Frame: 39 - 56
Geographical Name: USA-TEXAS  
Center Lat x Lon: 29.5N x 95W
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: 17   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: N   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: 17  
Date: 19851004   YYYYMMDD
Time: 162809   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 28.2N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 94.8W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 139   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 259   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 49   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Water Views: GULF, BAY, LAKE, RIVER  
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