Return to Earth From Space Home
Earth from Space logo Image Information Earth from Space logo

Display a Screen Layout for Printing

IMAGE: gray corner       IMAGE: gray corner
  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS034-72-50 Date: Oct. 1989
Geographic Region: USA-NEVADA
Feature: LAS VEGAS

Ordering information for space photography
IMAGE: gray corner     IMAGE: gray corner

Image: gray corner     Image: gray corner
  View Low-Resolution Image  
  STS034-072-050 Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.A. October 1989
The city of Las Vegas, which sits in a basin, is visible in the center of this low-oblique, north-looking photograph. The drainage into this basin can be identified northwest of the city (whitish area between two mountain ranges). During occasional heavy rainfall, downtown streets flood--especially the street know as the "Strip," where most of the large hotels and gambling casinos are located. Las Vegas is famous worldwide as a tourist and recreation area and has expanded greatly in the last few decades with the growth of tourism. New residential areas appear west and northwest of the city as expansion continues. The dark blue waters of Lake Mead, one of the largest reservoirs in the United States, are seen east of Las Vegas. Hoover Dam, a white dot at the southern end of the lake, shows where the Colorado River continues its southward flow toward the Gulf of California. Between Lake Mead and Las Vegas are parallel ridges (reddish-white) formed by the tilted sedimentary rock layers of Frenchman Mountain. Visible are the reddish mountains of Red Rock Canyon west of the city and the dark, forested Spring Mountains to the northwest.
Image: gray corner     Image: gray corner

Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 135k
Mission: STS034  
Roll - Frame: 72 - 50
Geographical Name: USA-NEVADA  
Features: LAS VEGAS  
Center Lat x Lon: 36.0N x 115W
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: LO   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction:   The direction from the nadir to the center point, N=North, S=South, E=East, W=West
Stereo?: N   Y=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number:  
Date: 198910__   YYYYMMDD
Nadir Lat: N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth:   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude:   nautical miles
Sun Elevation:   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Water Views: LAKE  
Atmosphere Views:  
City Views: LAS VEGAS  
Photo is not associated with any sequences

Home Page
Home Page
JSC Digital
Image Collection
Earth Science &
Remote Sensing

NASA meatball logo
This service is provided by the International Space Station program and the JSC Earth Science & Remote Sensing Unit, ARES Division, Exploration Integration Science Directorate.
ESRS logo