STS048-78-32
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Spacecraft nadir point: 29.8° N, 96.7° W

Photo center point: 30.0° N, 95.5° W

Nadir to Photo Center: East

Spacecraft Altitude: 306 nautical miles (567km)
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Image Caption: In this view of Houston/Galveston, Texas, USA (29.5N, 95.5W), heavy spring rains emphasize the several bodies of water in the area. Even though partially cloud covered, the progressive nature of the Houston highway and freeway system can easily be observed in this highly detailed view. To the south, the NASA, Clear Lake area just off of Galveston Bay can easily be seen. In the center, is the downtown business district.