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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS039-85-32 Date: Apr. 1991
Geographic Region: USA-TEXAS

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  STS039-085-032 Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, Texas, U.S.A. May 1991
Featured in this photograph are a large section of metropolitan Dallas; most of the eastern half of Fort Worth; and the connecting land corridor between these two dynamic north Texas cities, including Irving, Grand Prairie, and Arlington, where phenomenal growth has occurred during the last half of the 20th century. The runways of Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport are visible slightly north of center, and Dallas Love Field appears northwest of the central business district of Dallas. Viewing from north to south are several large reservoirs--Garza Little Elm Reservoir (southern end and dam), Grapevine Lake, North Lake (smaller, darker lake northeast of Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport), Mountain Creek Lake, and Joe Pool Lake. Visible are the general drainage features through the urban area and many highways, roads, and streets creating a checkerboard pattern.

In this partial view of Dallas and Ft. Worth, Texas, USA (33.0N, 97.0W) the detail is good enough to use as a road map of the major highways throughout the area. The new Dallas/Ft. Worth International Airport is near the center of the scene. Almost twenty lakes and reservoirs in the area, reflecting the recent heavy spring rainfall, by their high water levels, are easily delineated in the view.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 403k
Mission: STS039  
Roll - Frame: 85 - 32
Geographical Name: USA-TEXAS  
Center Lat x Lon: 32.8N x 96.9W
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: 17   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: SE   The direction from the nadir to the center point, N=North, S=South, E=East, W=West
Stereo?: Y   Y=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number: 40  
Date: 19910430   YYYYMMDD
Time: 204829   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 33.3N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 97.4W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 243   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 139   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 53   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: PLAIN, RANGE  
Water Views: RESERVOIR, LAKE  
Atmosphere Views:  
City Views:  
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