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LOCATION Direction Photo #: STS039-85-40 Date: Apr. 1991
Geographic Region: USA-TEXAS

STS039-085-040 Southeast Houston, Texas, U.S.A. May 1991
Featured in this photograph are the southeastern section of metropolitan Houston; the dark effluent of the San Jacinto River as it flows into the northwestern corner of Galveston Bay; and Interstate Highway 45 (Gulf Freeway) that connects the central business district of Houston with several smaller communities to the southeast toward the Gulf of Mexico. Discernible are Texas City, which appears as a large, highly reflective area (bottom left) with oil refineries and chemical plants; roads and railroad rights-of-way; the highly reflective Houston Ship Channel corridor with a concentration of petrochemical industries that extends eastward from downtown Houston; and the runways of George Bush Intercontinental Airport (upper right).

Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 388k
Mission: STS039  
Roll - Frame: 85 - 40
Geographical Name: USA-TEXAS  
Center Lat x Lon: 29.5N 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: 33   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: 204951   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 29.0N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 93.7W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 252   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, CHANNEL  
Atmosphere Views:  
City Views:  

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