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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS034-74-101 Date: Oct. 1989
Geographic Region: MEXICO
Feature: RIO GRANDE, AMISTAD RES.

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  STS034-074-101 International Amistad Reservoir and Del Rio, Texas, U.S.A. October 1989
Located on the Rio Grande in southwest Texas at the Texas-Mexico border, the International Amistad Reservoir was completed in 1969 as an international flood control project, which can be seen in this north-looking, low-oblique photograph. In the photograph two rivers are visible as they enter the International Amistad Reservoir—the Pecos River northwest of the lake and Devils River to the north. The dam and reservoir support the surrounding region—both Mexico and Texas—with hydroelectric power for municipalities and industry and irrigation water for agricultural crops. Southeast of the dam and barely discernible in the photograph is the small city of Del Rio, Texas. A port of entry to the United States from Mexico, Del Rio is the marketing and distribution center for the region. Agriculture is the main industry in the area, with products including alfalfa, truck crops, and fruits; sheep grazing and wool production are also important. Laughlin Air Force Base, a major jet training command located east of the city, is another major employer in the region.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 139k
Mission: STS034  
Roll - Frame: 74 - 101
Geographical Name: MEXICO  
Features: RIO GRANDE, AMISTAD RES.  
Center Lat x Lon: 29.5N x 101W
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: 12   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: E   The direction from the nadir to the center point, N=North, S=South, E=East, W=West
Stereo?: N   Y=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number: 67  
 
Date: 19891022   YYYYMMDD
Time: 205822   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 29.5N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 101.6W  
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: 174   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 36   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: PLATEAU, MOUNTAIN, VALLEY  
Water Views: RIVER, RESERVOIR  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: DAM, AGRICULTURE  
City Views:  
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