NASA Photo ID: SL3-28-009          File Name: 10076288.jpg
Film Type: 70mm                    Date Taken: 08/30/73
Title: View of Minneapolis-St.Paul, Minnesota area
Description:
A near vertical view of the Minneapolis-St. Pau., Minnesota area, as 
photographed from Earth orbit by one of the six lenses of the
Itek-furnished  S190-A Multispectral Photographic Facility Experiment
aboard the Skylab space  station. The Mississippi River flows southeasterly
through this large  metropolitan area. Minneapolis is on the west bank of
the Mississippi. The  Minnesota River makes a large bend at the southern
edge of the picture then  flows northeasterly to empty into the Mississippi
at Minneapolis-St. Paul.  The St. Croix River, which serves as a portion of
the boundary between  Minnesota and Wisconsin, flows into the Mississippi
downstream from the twin  cities. A long, nearly straight, stretch of
Interstate 35 leads southward  from Minneapolis-St. Paul. Interstate 94
parallels the Mississippi toward the  northwest. The highway and road
network in the area is clearly visible. Note  the numerous small lakes in
the photograph. This view includes the smaller  cities of Hastings,
Faribault, Owatonna, Mankato, St. Peter, New Ulm and St.  Cloud.        

Subject terms:
CITIES                                  
EARTH OBSERVATIONS (FROM SPACE)         
INFRARED PHOTOGRAPHY                    
MINNESOTA                               
ONBOARD ACTIVITIES                      
PHOTOGRAPHY                             
RIVERS                                  
SKYLAB 3                                
SKYLAB PROGRAM                          
SPACEBORNE EXPERIMENTS                  
TOPOGRAPHY                              

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