STS065-80-34
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Spacecraft nadir point: 28.5° N, 92.6° W

Photo center point: 29.5° N, 94.5° W

Nadir to Photo Center: Northwest

Spacecraft Altitude: 159 nautical miles (294km)
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Image Caption: STS-65 Earth observation taken aboard Columbia, Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 102, shows the Bolivar Peninsula and Galveston Island in Texas. The peninsula and island form the seaward side of the Galveston Bay complex. The photograph is centered at approximately 29.3 degrees north and 94.8 degrees west. This view of the area shows typical summer clouds. Both coastal and bay current flows are prominent. Ship traffic is visible in Bolivar Roads. The Texas City Dike is near the center of the photograph and was designed to protect the upper bay from wave action. The heavily urbanized Galveston Island is in contrast to the lightly populated Bolivar Peninsula.