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NASA Celebrates Earth Day with Public Events, Online Activities

NASA will celebrate the 44th anniversary of Earth Day with a variety activities April 21-27 to engage the public in the agency’s mission to better understand and protect our home planet.

Make a #GlobalSelfie with NASA on Earth Day

NASA invites you – and everyone else on the planet -– to take part in a worldwide celebration of Earth Day this year with the agency's #GlobalSelfie event.

Ground Validation: Contributing to Earth Observations from Space

The Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Core Observatory will help advance our understanding of Earth's water and energy cycles and more...
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NASA Highlights Mars, Ozone Hole, and the Sun at American Geophysical Union

NASA researchers will present new findings on a wide range of Earth and space science topics next week at the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU).

Brian Campbell Bowls Over Earth Science Students

Earth science education specialist Brian Campbell motivates teachers and students to be excited about NASA Earth science.
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Bland Wins 2014 James Kerley Award

Congratulations to Geoff Bland for winning the James Kerley Award of the Innovative Partnerships Program Office (IPPO).

Geoff’s award is for transferring an "Aerodynamically Stabilized Instrument Platform" (AeroPod). This device is designed to provide a stable, lightweight structure to fly remote sensing and in-situ instrumentation from a kite or tethered blimp/balloon. Aeropods have been deployed to provide in-situ volcanic plume measurement experiments at Turrialba Costa Rica. They are in regular use at the Wayne County Regional Education Services Agency, putting this technology into the hands of over 2000 students and teachers to date.

The James Kerley award is an annual award given by the Technology Transfer Program to GSFC civil servants who has been instrumental in transfer technologies. The Kerley Award is named after James Kerley, longtime Goddard employee, inventor, and a champion of technology transfer. IPPO awards are not limited to engineering and technology, but also include scientific and visualization codes and software. Past winners from 610 included Geary Schwemmer (1998), Matt McGill (2000), and Norden Huang (2003).
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The Field Support Office supports the Earth science research activities of Code 600 scientists at the Wallops Flight Facility (WFF). The Office also conceives, builds, tests, and operates research sensors and instruments, both at Wallops and at remote sites.

Scientists in the Office use aircraft, balloons, and satellite platforms to participate in the full complement of Earth science research activities, including measurements, retrievals, data analysis, model simulations, and calibration/validation. Office personnel collaborate with other scientists and engineers at Goddard Space Flight Center, other NASA centers, and at universities and other government agencies, both nationally and internationally.

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General inquiries about the scientific programs at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center may be directed to the Center Public Affairs office at 1.301.286.8955.

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