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LOCATION Direction Photo #: STS039-85-38 Date: Apr. 1991
Geographic Region: USA-TEXAS

STS039-085-038 Southeast Houston, Texas, U.S.A. May 1991
A single line of clouds and shadows obscure some of the landscape from the central business district of Houston to Texas City to the southeast. Many linear features are highways, including Interstate Highway 45 (the Gulf Freeway) and surrounding highways; railroad rights-of-way; or combinations of a highway and a railroad in close proximity. The highly reflective features indicate large industrial plants (oil refineries and chemical plants) and commercial sites (strip shopping centers and malls). Large concentrations of manufacturing plants line the Houston Ship Channel and surround Texas City. The Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center sits on the north shore of Clear Lake. The single line of islands at the convergence of the San Jacinto River and the northwest corner of Galveston Bay was created by the dredged materials from the Houston Ship Channel. Rural areas outside the urban area are used for pastures or agricultural fields.

Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 370k
Mission: STS039  
Roll - Frame: 85 - 38
Geographical Name: USA-TEXAS  
Center Lat x Lon: 29.6N x 95.1W
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 15
Camera:: HB
Camera Tilt: 17   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: W   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: 204936   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 29.8N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 94.4W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 251   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 139   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 52   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: PLAIN  
Water Views: BAY, LAKE  
Atmosphere Views:  
City Views:  

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