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Photo center point: 29.6° N, 95.7° W

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Spacecraft Altitude: 103 nautical miles (191km)
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Image Caption: Southeastern Texas Coastal Plain from the Brazos River to the Trinity River, including Houston, in March, 1969. Excellent color contrast for land use.

GEOGRAPHY/CARTOGRAPHY: UNITED STATES, TEXAS, HOUSTON AND GALVESTON METROPOLITAN AREAS, GALVESTON AND TRINITY BAYS.
GEOLOGY/HYDROLOGY: GULF COAST PLAIN.
FORESTRY: RANGE LAND WITH DECIDUOUS STANDS ALONG DRAINAGE, CHANGING TO MIXED PINE/HARDWOOD FORESTS.
AGRICULTURE: HEAVY CONCENTRATION OF FIELD PATTERNS, SOME UNDER WINTER CULTIVATION.
METEOROLOGY: CIRRUS FIBRATUS.


Oblique view of the Houston, Texas area as photographed from the Apollo 9 spacecraft during its earth-orbital mission. This picture was taken from an altitude of 103 nautical miles, at about 1:40 p.m., on March 9, 1969. Prominent features visible include highways leading out of the city, Lake Houston, San Jacinto River, Trinity Bay, Galveston Bay, Brazos River, Baytown, and Texas City.