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Cryosphere | Episode 8: The Launch

It’s 5 a.m. on a normal September day and #NASAExplorers have gathered in a California field to watch a rocket launch light up the pre-dawn sky. On board the rocket is a satellite more than 10 years in the making, with one single instrument that will revolutionize the study of ice on Earth. Join the team in the excitement and stress of watching ICESat-2 launch into space and begin its work measuring our home planet.


Ryan Fitzgibbons (USRA):
Lead Producer
Lead Editor
Lead Writer
Lead Videographer

LK Ward (USRA):
Lead Producer
Lead Narrator
Lead Videographer

Adriana Manrique Gutierrez (USRA):
Lead Animator

Thomas A. Neumann Ph.D. (NASA/GSFC):
Lead Scientist
Lead Interviewee

Rob Andreoli (AIMM):
Lead Videographer

John Caldwell (AIMM):
Lead Videographer

Greg Shirah (NASA/GSFC):
Lead Visualizer

Alex S. Gardner (NASA/JPL CalTech):

Please give credit for this item to:
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center