Astronaut Mark Vande Hei captured from ISS Houston, Texas. Houston is the most populous city in Texas and the fourth-most populous city in the U.S.
Houston was founded in 1836, near the banks of Buffalo Bayou (now known as Allen’s Landing). The burgeoning port and railroad industry, combined with oil discovery in 1901, has induced continual surges in the city’s population. In the mid-20th century, Houston became the home of the Texas Medical Center—the world’s largest concentration of healthcare and research institutions—and NASA’s Johnson Space Center, where the Mission Control Center is located.
The local scenery of the downtown is as follows.