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Teen Sailor Meets NASA Team That Saved Her Life

The Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites (GOES) have the ability to not only monitor Earth's weather but also to recieve distress signals from victims. Currently, the Search and Rescue Satellite-Aided System SARSAT, developed by a NASA Goddard team, has saved more than 27,000 lives since its launch 30 years ago. The same team is now developing a new system, which will use a constellation of 24 GPS satellites to be able to pick up a distress signal and relay the victim's location precisely and almost instantly.

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Chris Meaney (HTSI): Lead Animator
Ryan Zuber (UMBC): Animator
Silvia Stoyanova (UMBC): Video Editor
David Affens (NASA): Interviewee
Kathy Niles (US Coast Guard): Interviewee
Abby Sunderland: Interviewee
Daniel Ch'en (Microwave Monolitics, Inc): Interviewee
Silvia Stoyanova (UMBC): Producer
Rob Andreoli (AIMM): Videographer
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