STS060-72-44

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Spacecraft nadir point: 33.2° N, 104.4° W

Photo center point: 33.5° N, 106.5° W

Nadir to Photo Center: West

Spacecraft Altitude: 190 nautical miles (352km)
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Image Caption: STS060-072-044 Tularosa Valley, New Mexico, U.S.A. February 1994
Despite a few wispy clouds over the Tularosa Valley (center of photograph) in south-central New Mexico, numerous features are recognizable in this west-looking photograph. Visible are (from top to bottom) a segment of the Rio Grande and Elephant Butte Reservoir; the linear San Andres Mountains; White Sands National Monument; a dark, ribbonlike lava flow; and the Sacramento, Sierra Blanca, and Capitan Mountains with drainage patterns radiating eastward. Part of the Space Shuttle is apparent in the lower left corner.