Earth - Gemini 12

Houston and the Texas-Louisiana Gulf Coast on Earth

Gemini 12 photograph of Houston and the Gulf Coast of Texas and Louisiana. Houston is at the left center of the image, at the end of Galveston Bay. The Harris County Domed Stadium (the Astrodome) can be seen as a small white dot in southwest Houston. The straight blue line in Galveston Bay is the Houston Ship Channel. Note the turbid waters flowing into the Gulf along the coast. A marsh fire produced the smoke plume at the upper right. The Sam Rayburn reservoir is near the top of the image above Houston. Galveston Bay is about 50 km long, and north is at 11:00. (Gemini 12, S66-63034 )
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High resolution jpg file (433K)

Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1966-12-14 T 19:09
Distance/Range (km): 274
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): +29./094.
Orbit(s): 44

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: water, manmade
Instrument: Hasselblad SWC camera
Instrument Resolution (pixels): N/A
Instrument Field of View (deg): N/A
Filter: N/A
Illumination Incidence Angle (deg): N/A
Phase Angle (deg): N/A
Instrument Look Direction: N/A
Surface Emission Angle (deg): N/A

Ordering Information
CD-ROM Volume: N/A
NASA Image ID number: S66-63034
Other Image ID number: S66-63182 (b&w)
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): 66-104A-02A
NSSDC Data Set ID (CD): N/A
Other ID: N/A


[NASA Logo] Authors/Curators:

Dave Williams,, (301) 286-1258
Code 690.1, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt, MD 20771, USA

Jay Friedlander,, (301) 286-7172
Code 612.4, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt, MD 20771, USA

NASA Official: Dr. David R. Williams,

Last updated: 24 September 2015