Detail View: NASA Scientific Visualization Studio Collection: Great Zoom out of Houston, Texas: Reliant Stadium

Title: 
Great Zoom out of Houston, Texas: Reliant Stadium
Instrument: 
IKONOS
Description: 
View of Central and North America
Abstract: 
Using data from different spacecraft and some powerful computer technology, visualizers at the Goddard Space Flight Center present you with a collection of American cities in a way you have never seen them before. Starting with our camera high above the Earth, we rush in towards the surface at what would be an impossible speed for any known vehicle. Passing though layers of atmosphere, the colors of our destinations shimmer with their own unique characteristics, and suddenly we find ourselves floating in virtual space just above the ground. Special thanks to Digital Globe and Space Imaging for providing the highest reolution datasets used. This animation was produced to accompany the NASA/Columbia tribute during the Super Bowl XXXVIII pregame show.
Completed: 
2004-01-24
Credit: 
*Please give credit for this visualization to* NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio, and Digital Globe/QuickBird; Space Imaging/IKONOS; MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
Studio: 
SVS
Animator: 
Alex Kekesi
Scientist: 
Darrel Williams (NASA/GSFC)
Series: 
Great Zooms
Data Collected: 
Terra/MODIS: 2002/11/17, Landsat-7/ETM+: 1999-2000, IKONOS:2004/01/19, QuickBird: 2002/12/22
Keywords: 
DLESE
Goddard TV Tape: 
G03-046 [ http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/search/PAO/SVSG03-046.html ]
facet_where: 
Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)
facet_what: 
Columbia
Animation Number: 
2887
UID: 
SPD-SCIVS-http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/vis/a000000/a002800/a002887/final_houston01_straight.0800-IMAGE
original url: 
http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/vis/a000000/a002800/a002887/index.html