October 4, 2011
S122-E-009760 (17 Feb. 2008) --- This digital still, photographed from the Space Shuttle Atlantis, provides a view toward the southeast from a point northwest of the Greater Houston area, extending to Sabine Pass and the Louisiana/Texas border in the upper left corner and the Gulf of Mexico at top center and right. Portions of at least seven of Harris County's neighboring counties are visible in the broad view. Houston's "downtown" business district is just to the right of center in the frame, with the NASA-Johnson Space Center appearing approximately 25 miles from downtown to the southeast near the easily spotted Galveston Bay.
Topics: Galveston County, Texas, Greater Houston, Gulf of Mexico, Galveston Bay, Galveston, Texas, Geography of Houston, Texas, Harris County, Texas, Galveston, Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, Space Shuttle program, Houston, Texas