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LOCATION Direction Photo #: ISS001-E-6283 Date: Dec. 2000
Geographic Region: USA-TEXAS

Downtown Houston from Space Station Alpha

A series of digital photographs of Houston illustrates the new detail being obtained for cities around the world by crewmembers on the International Space Station. This image, captured on 17 December 2000 centers on the downtown region and shows extensive detail of streets, parks and major buildings. The retractable roof of the new Astros baseball stadium, Enron Field, is open. The spatial resolution of the image is about 6.7 m/pixel.

Photography of cities to monitor urban growth is one of the objectives of NASA's Crew Earth Observations payload from the International Space Station. Other astronaut photographs of cities around the world can be viewed at the Capital Cities collection.

Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 89k
Mission: ISS001  
Roll - Frame: E - 6283
Geographical Name: USA-TEXAS  
Center Lat x Lon: 29.5N x 95.5W
Film Exposure:   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 10
Camera:: E2
Camera Tilt: 12   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 400  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: S   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: 3873  
Date: 20001217   YYYYMMDD
Time: 213045   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 30.2N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 95.6W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 226   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 201   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 19   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views:  
Water Views:  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views:  
City Views: HOUSTON  

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