Our Home Planet (NASM 2017)

  • Released Wednesday, December 20, 2017
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NASA explores. From the far reaches of the cosmos, to right here at home, NASA scientists are uncovering new insights that provide economic and societal benefits to the U.S. and the world.

Since NASA was created nearly six decades ago, we have essentially "discovered" how Earth works as a system. It continues to be a fascinating exercise in fundamental science. And we are still discovering.

But we aren't just exploring our home planet because it's an adventure. NASA is converting the spaced-based view of Earth into a pixel-level, planetary intelligence system for navigating and improving lives in the 21st century. We live on a planet with 7 billion people -- and counting -- who are more connected than ever.

On October 4, 2017, NASA scientists and stakeholders came together at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum for a presentation on how NASA's Earth science research benefits people.

Keynote speakers include:
· Thomas Zurbuchen, Associate Administrator for the Science Mission Directorate, NASA;
· Marshall Shepherd, Georgia Athletic Association Distinguished Professor; Director of the Atmospheric Sciences Program, University of Georgia; Host of the Weather Channel's Weather Geeks;
· Christa Peters-Lidard, Deputy Director for Hydrosphere, Biosphere, and Geophysics, Earth Sciences Division, NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.


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NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center

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