NASA Photo ID: SL3-88-053          File Name: 10076278.jpg
Film Type: 70mm                    Date Taken: 08/15/73
Title: View of Tennessee, Virginia, Kentucky border area
Description:
A near vertical view of the Tennessee, Virginia, Kentucky border area is
seen  in this Skylab 3 Earth Resources Experiments Package S190-B
(five-inch earth  terrain camera) photograph taken from the Skylab space
station in Earth  orbit. The clock is in the most southerly corner of the
picture. Interstate  81 under construction extends northeast-southwest
across the bottom portion  of the photograph. The larger urban area nearest
the center of the picture is  Kingsport, Tennessee. On the southern side of
I-80 and east of Kingsport is  the city of Bristol, Tennessee-Virginia.
Johnson City, Tennessee is the urban  area near the edge of the picture
southeast of Kingsport. The Holston RIver,  a tributary of the Tennessee
River, meanders through the Kingsport area. The  characteristic ridge and
valley features in the Cumberland Plateau of  Kentucky, Tennessee and
Virginia are clearly visible. Forests (dark green)  occur on the ridges and
clearly outline the folded and faulted rock  formations. Agricultural areas
are indicated by the characteristic  rectangular patterns. The irregular
light areas in the Kentucky-Virginia  border area are the strip mines which
follow the contour of the land.       

Subject terms:
AGRICULTURE                             
CITIES                                  
EARTH OBSERVATIONS (FROM SPACE)         
KENTUCKY                                
MINES                                   
ONBOARD ACTIVITIES                      
SKYLAB 3                                
SKYLAB PROGRAM                          
SPACEBORNE EXPERIMENTS                  
TENNESSEE                               
ULTRAVIOLET PHOTOGRAPHY                 
VIRGINIA                                

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