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LOCATION Direction Photo #: STS61A-48-76 Date: Nov. 1985
Geographic Region: USA-TEXAS
Feature: HOUSTON

STS61A-048-0076 North Houston and Lake Houston, Texas, U.S.A. November 1985
The runways of George Bush Intercontinental Airport are visible in this south-southwest-looking, low-oblique photograph. Fed and drained by the San Jacinto River, sediment-laden Lake Houston, east of the airport, supplies approximately half of the drinking water for Houston and surrounding communities. The large amount of sediment in the lake is the result of clearing land for new communities north of Houston along the San Jacinto River. North and northwest Houston were the fastest growing areas for housing and population at the time this photograph was taken. Radiating outward from Houston are north-south-oriented Interstate Highway 45 and north-northeast-trending U.S. Highway 59.

Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 387k
Mission: STS61A  
Roll - Frame: 48 - 76
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: 17   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: 64  
Date: 19851103   YYYYMMDD
Time: 164052   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 30.4N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 94.7W  
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  
Atmosphere Views:  
City Views:  

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