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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS064-46-26 Date: Sep. 1994
Geographic Region: USA-MINNESOTA

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  STS064-046-026 Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota, U.S.A. September 1994
The twin cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul are the focal point of this southeast-looking, low-oblique photograph. The more populated of the two cities, Minneapolis is located at the head of navigation on the Mississippi River near St. Anthony Falls. A major industrial and rail hub, the city is a processing, distribution, and trade center for a vast grain and cattle region. Industries and products include computers and electronic equipment, precision instruments, graphic art products, machinery, fabricated metals, textiles, linseed oil, electrical equipment, flour milling, garments, and publishing and printing. St. Paul, located 10 miles (16 kilometers) east of Minneapolis, is the capital of Minnesota. The capitol, modeled after St. Peter's Cathedral in Rome, Italy, has the largest unsupported marble dome in the world. Located on bluffs north of the Mississippi River, St. Paul is a major railroad hub and industrial, commercial, and cultural center. Among the cities' employers, besides State government, are companies engaged in computers, electronic products, automobiles, oil refineries, machinery, chemicals, paper, abrasives, food products, beer, construction equipment, furniture, and steel and iron goods. Many lakes, public beaches, sport fishing areas, and ski sites located near the Twin Cities provide excellent recreational facilities and support a good tourist business. Near the center of the photograph and south of Minneapolis, the runways of the Charles Lindbergh International Airport can be seen. The suburban city of Bloomington, south of Minneapolis, is the site of the Mall of America, the largest indoor shopping center in the world.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 127k
Mission: STS064  
Roll - Frame: 46 - 26
Geographical Name: USA-MINNESOTA  
Center Lat x Lon: 45.0N x 93W
Film Exposure:   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 0
Camera Tilt: NV   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length:  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction:   The direction from the nadir to the center point, N=North, S=South, E=East, W=West
Stereo?:   Y=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number:  
Date: 199409__   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
Land Views: PLAIN, VALLEY  
Water Views: RIVER  
Atmosphere Views:  
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