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  • 2020 Global Temperature Announcement Live Shots
    2021.01.08

    NASA and NOAA Scientists Available January 15 To Share Latest Global Temperature Update With Your Viewers

    On January 14th, climate experts from NASA and NOAA will release their annual assessment of global temperatures over the last year. NASA and NOAA scientists are available for one-on-one interviews on January 15th from 6:00AM-1:00PM EST. Find out where 2020 fell in the climate record books, and what it means for the longer term trend. Each year, NASA and NOAA undertake the huge task of measuring the average temperature of the Earth, using an impressive fleet of satellites in orbit as well as scientists making local measurements all around the globe. Understanding these long-term changes is vital to how we interact with our environment, from planting different crops to managing water resources, to predicting the strength of hurricanes. ** Interviews will be conducted using video chat programs including Skype in 15-minute slots. For example 600-615 ET, 615-630 ET, etc. Satellite interviews are not available. ** Interviews are available in Spanish** To book an interview please fill out this form: https://forms.gle/LMHA7o75adexoDkR6 Participating Scientists: Gavin Schmidt (GISS) / Director, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies Tom Neumann / Cryospheric Sciences Lab Chief, NASA GSFC Lesley Ott / NASA Climate Scientist Liz (Elizabeth) Hoy (GSFC) / Senior Support Scientist, NASA Carbon Cycle and Ecosystems Office Rachel Tilling / Cryosphere Scientist Russ Vose / NOAA Chief Climate Analyst Adam Smith / NOAA Disaster Expert Sandra Cauffman / Earth Science Division Deputy Director, NASA HQ [interviews in Spanish] Alfonso Delgado-Bonal / Atmospheric Scientist, NASA GSFC [interviews in Spanish] Mayra Oyola (JPL) / Atmospheric Scientist, NASA JPL [interviews in Spanish] Ahira Sánchez-Lugo / NOAA Climatologist [Interviews in Spanish & English] Suggested Questions: 1. NASA and NOAA have just released the global temperature data for 2020. Where does it rank? 2. What does this new information tell us about* [*Please select the question that you believe will hold the most interest for your viewers.]
    • a. hurricane trends after the record-breaking 30 named storms last year?
    • b. wildfires?
    • c. general weather trends that impact viewers all over the country?
    3. How else do changes to Earth’s global temperature impact us? 4. What do we expect to see in the future in terms of heat and these global events? 5. Where can we learn more?
  • Touchdown on Mars! Next Week, NASA’s Newest and Most Ambitious Rover Lands on the Red Planet
    2021.02.08
    Game Day! Next Week NASA’s Newest And Most Ambitious Rover Lands On Mars Join NASA In The Excitement As We Countdown To Landing On The Red Planet
    After six months, more than 300 million miles and seven precarious minutes... On February 18, NASA begins an epic and unparalleled exploration of Mars with the landing of its newest rover. As the first rover to land on the red planet since 2012, the Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover is the agency’s most ambitious rover yet. The SUV-sized rover will explore Mars in search of signs of ancient life, collect samples of Martian rocks and sediment for future return to Earth, study the planet’s geology and climate, and pave the way for human exploration beyond the Moon. Throughout all of this, it will also collect the first sounds from the Red Planet, allowing us to hear what Mars sounds like! Perseverance is landing in the most challenging Martian terrain ever targeted: an area known as Jezero Crater. Scientists want to explore and investigate Jezero Crater because they believe it was once filled with flowing water, and perhaps had the right environment that could have supported ancient microbial life. But Jezero is also a dangerous area to land in because it has steep cliffs, sand dunes, and boulder fields. NASA team members will be available for virtual one-on-one interviews on Wednesday, February 17 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. EST and Thursday, February 18 from 6:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. EST. The capsule carrying Perseverance enters Mars’s atmosphere at 3:48 p.m. EST and lands at 3:55 p.m. EST on Thursday, February 18. ** Interviews will be conducted using video chat programs including Zoom in 15-minute slots. For example 600-615 ET, 615-630 ET, etc. Satellite interviews are not available. ** Interviews are available in Spanish**. List of participating scientists will be added next week. To book an interview please fill out this form: https://forms.gle/Li4ow3zAXj5FgKQK9 *If you are looking to book a radio or podcast interview, please contact victoria.j.woodburn@nasa.gov or fill out the following form: https://forms.gle/2aE3Kbhsn3udmdjG7 * Please note the following changes to the form: Our preferred video chat program is now Zoom and you will need to provide us with the Zoom link. No IFB interviews will be done. (If you require an IFB please reach out to michelle.z.handleman@nasa.gov) All taped radio interviews will be done over Microsoft Teams. We will provide you with the Microsoft Teams link. Suggested Anchor/Host Intro: TOMORROW / TODAY IS THE DAY NASA WILL LAND THE FIRST ROVER ON MARS IN NEARLY A DECADE. PERSEVERANCE WILL SEARCH FOR SIGNS OF LIFE, COLLECT THE FIRST SAMPLES THAT WILL BE RETURNED BY A FUTURE MISSION, AND PAVE THE WAY FOR HUMAN EXPLORERS. JOINING US TODAY TO TALK ABOUT THIS MISSION IS ______. Suggested Questions: Perseverance is the first rover to land on Mars since Curiosity in 2012. What makes this rover special? Perseverance is going to an intriguing place on Mars that scientists believe was an ancient lakebed. What will the rover be studying there? I hear that the rover is landing in quite a dangerous part of Mars. What will be going through your mind during the landing? Perseverance will be collecting samples of Martian rock and soil. What will happen to those samples? What are you most looking forward to learning with Perseverance? How can our viewers watch the landing and stay up-to-date on this mission? Questions for longer interviews: I hear the rover also has a sidekick. Can you tell us what Ingenuity is and what it's trying to test for the first time? Thanks to Perseverance, we’re actually going to hear what Mars sounds like for the first time. What are you most excited to hear? How does this mission set the stage for future human missions to Mars? How difficult is it to send a rover to Mars?
  • Welcome to the Next Wright Brothers Moment: NASA Ingenuity Helicopter Days Away From First Test Flight on Mars Live Shots
    2021.04.06
    NASA’s Small But Mighty Ingenuity Helicopter Is Gearing Up For Historic Test Flight On Mars The first-ever powered, controlled flight on another planet is just days away!
    History in the making: NASA is targeting Sunday, April 11 for Ingenuity Mars helicopter’s first attempt at powered, controlled flight on another planet. The small but mighty helicopter arrived on Mars attached to the belly of the Perseverance rover. Ingenuity is a technology experiment with a narrow scope and limited duration (only a month), aiming to pave the way for more ambitious aerial exploration of other planets in the future. As Ingenuity makes its historic flights, it also carries with it a piece of history from Earth: a piece of the original Wright Brothers plane. Flying on Mars isn’t easy: the atmosphere is thin (about 1% the density of Earth’s atmosphere). Ingenuity has to spin its blades much faster than at Earth to get enough lift and be very light (about 4 pounds or 1.8 kg). The first test flight involves lifting off, climbing to 10 feet (3 meters), hovering for about 30 seconds, and then descending.This flight will be the first in a series of test flights that will last up to 31 Earth days (30 Martian days or sols), each building in complexity if the previous flight went as planned. These tests will set the stage for future missions to include advanced robotic flying vehicles, collect high-resolution images from the air and survey sites that are difficult for rovers to reach. NASA experts are available for one-on-one virtual interviews on Friday, April 9th from 6:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. EDT - two days before this historic flight - as well as limited opportunity Saturday, April 10th and Sunday, April 11 - the day before and the day of this historic test - to talk about what NASA hopes to accomplish with this ambitious first flight. Want to have some fun demonstrating Ingenuity for your viewers? You can make a paper version! The Jet Propulsion Laboratory has developed a way for people to experiment with Ingenuity’s design on paper to see what works best. You can find everything you need to participate here build your own! To Schedule an interview: Please fill out this form**: https://forms.gle/6dbMULmkBe7yj9HNA **Please note: requests received after 5:00 p.m. EDT on Thursday, April 8 may not be accommodated. Requests may not be accommodated if sent in via email. Interviews will be conducted using video chat programs including Zoom and Skype, in 15-minute slots. For example 600-615 ET, 615-630 EDT, etc. Our preferred program is Zoom. Satellite interviews are not available. Please do not use an IFB unless necessary. *Spanish Interviews are available* Suggested Questions In 118 years we’ve gone from the first flight of a powered aircraft by the Wright Brothers to today’s test of powered aircraft on another planet. What is NASA hoping to learn from this historic test flight? What makes flying on Mars so difficult? Ingenuity is carrying a little piece of history with it. Can you tell us what that is? What is the first test flight for Ingenuity going to be like? Ingenuity hitched a ride to Mars on the belly of the Perseverance Rover that landed in February. How did it get to the surface? How will this help with future missions, crewed or robotic, to Mars? Where can our viewers go to keep up with Ingenuity? Questions for longer interviews How difficult was it to design this small but mighty helicopter? How did your team even figure out it was possible to fly a helicopter on Mars? Suggested anchor intro It’s incredibly difficult to fly in such thin air, but NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter is about to attempt just this feat at Mars. Ingenuity is a very small spacecraft -- about the size of a tissue box -- but it has some big ambitions. Joining us today to talk about this historic test is …
  • NASA Set to Launch Second Commercial Crew Rotation to the International Space Station Live Shots
    2021.04.19
    In 2020, NASA, in a commercial partnership with SpaceX, launched a new era of space exploration with the first commercial crew rotation to the International Space Station (ISS). On Thursday, the second commercial crew will launch, joining the first crew on the ISS for a five-day handover to close out the first commercial crew’s six-month mission. The Crew-2 mission will also be the first mission to reuse a SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft and Falcon 9 rocket for a crewed mission. The capsule previously flew on NASA’s SpaceX Demo-2 mission in May 2020, and the booster is being reused from the Crew-1 launch in November 2020. Reusable spacecraft will be a center point in the future of spaceflight as NASA looks toward returning humans to the Moon. NASA astronauts and experts including - Acting NASA Administrator Steve Jurczyk - are available for virtual one-on-one interviews on Wednesday, April 21, from 6:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. EDT - just one day before Crew-2 launches - to share the excitement of this launch, and what it means for the future of space exploration. This is an exciting time for space travel as NASA and commercial partners use regular, cost-effective crewed flights to the space station from U.S. soil. ** There is limited space available, but we do have some flexibility in the 6am EDT hour. ** To Schedule an interview: Please fill out this form: https://forms.gle/LR3vWx1oC7eKeyzn9** **Please note: requests received after 3:00 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, April 20 may not be accommodated. Interview requests sent via email will not get priority. Interviews will be conducted using video chat programs including Zoom and Skype, in 15-minute slots. For example 600-615 ET, 615-630 EDT, etc. Our preferred program is Zoom. Satellite interviews are not available. Please do not use an IFB unless necessary. Crew-2 will consist of all-veteran astronauts Shane Kimbrough and Megan McArthur of NASA, Akihiko Hoshide of JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) and Thomas Pesquet of ESA. Crew-2 is scheduled to return to Earth in the fall. Participating Talent in live shots on April 21: 600-800 EDT Steve Jurczyk / Acting NASA Administrator Loral O'Hara / NASA Astronaut Jasmin Moghbeli / NASA Astronaut 800-1000 EDT Raja Chari / NASA Astronaut Mike Fincke / NASA Astronaut 1000 – 1200 EDT Jessica Meir / NASA Astronaut Daniel Forrestel / Launch Rescue Director Suggested Questions: 1. SpaceX and Boeing commercial crew spacecraft both have four seats for NASA missions, one more than a Russian Soyuz. What does NASA gain by having an additional seat and expanding the space station crew to seven? 2. The International Space Station is a laboratory with a very unique quality - microgravity. What kind of research do these crews conduct in our lab in space? 3. This mission is the first with two international partner astronauts. Why is that important? 4. How is living and conducting research on the International Space Station paving the way for future Artemis missions? 5. With Earth Day coming up can you tell us a little bit about what it’s like to view the Earth and Earth systems like hurricanes from above? 6. What are some ways research aboard the space station is helping us here on Earth? 7. Where can our viewers go to keep up with the commercial crew and International Space Station programs? Suggested Anchor Intro: THIS WEEK NASA IS LAUNCHING THE SECOND COMMERCIAL CREW ROTATION TO THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION WITH COMMERCIAL PARTNER SPACEX. THIS CREW OF FOUR ASTRONAUTS WILL JOIN THE EXPEDITION 65 CREW FOR A SIX-MONTH SCIENCE MISSION. THEY WILL TEMPORARILY INCREASE THE STATION’S POPULATION TO ELEVEN FOR FIVE DAYS UNTIL THE FOUR ASTRONAUTS FROM THE FIRST COMMERCIAL CREW CONCLUDE THEIR SIX MONTH MISSION AND RETURN TO EARTH.
  • Celebrate Earth Day with NASA’s World-Wide View of Our Changing Climate Live Shots
    2021.04.19
    Most people know NASA as the forefront of space exploration, from landing robots on Mars to sending humans into space. But did you know that one of NASA’s biggest fields of study is planet Earth? Studying Earth’s land, sea and air not only refines the spacecraft that we send to space, it also tells us an incredible amount about our home planet. From the International Space Station to NASA’s Earth observing satellites, NASA instruments create a continuous data record that track global changes over time. Coupled with observations from the air, sea and land, these records are used across the globe in myriad ways, from improving the planting of crops to understanding the impacts of sea level rise. NASA experts are available virtually for live or taped interviews on Thursday, April 22 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. EDT to share with your viewers how they can celebrate with NASA’s Earth Day activities and explain NASA’s role in studying Earth. To Schedule an interview: Please fill out this form**: https://forms.gle/Zv5Ximf2bpHf7pAk8 **Please note: requests received after 5:00 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, April 21 may not be accommodated. Interviews will be conducted using video chat programs including Zoom and Skype, in 15-minute slots. For example 600-615 ET, 615-630 EDT, etc. Our preferred program is Zoom and stations will have to send us a Zoom link to use. Satellite interviews are not available. Please do not use an IFB unless necessary. *Spanish Interviews are available* Participating Scientists/Engineers: Karen St. Germain, Earth Science Division Director Douglas Terrier, Chief Technologist Doug Morton, Chief of the Biospheric Sciences Laboratory Liz Hoy, Senior Support Scientist Lesley Ott, Climate Scientist John Bolten, Physical Research Scientist Ivona Cetinić, Oceanographer Rachel Tilling, Research Scientist Denis Felikson, Research Scientist Matt Rodell, Acting Deputy Director of Earth Sciences for Hydrosphere, Biosphere, and Geophysics Bridget Seegers, Research Scientist Sandra Cauffman, Deputy Director, Earth Science Division [Interviews in Spanish] Alfonso Delgado-Bonal, Associate Scientist [Interviews in Spanish] Erika Podest, Scientist [Interviews in Spanish] Suggested Questions: 1. When most people think of NASA, they might think of space exploration. What is NASA’s connection to Earth Day? 2. NASA just launched a crew to the International Space Station this morning. What are some of the missions and instruments on the International Space Station that benefit Earth? 3. Climate change is one of the major issues of our generation. What has studying Earth from space taught us about climate change? 4. How does climate change impact* [*Please select the question that you believe will hold the most interest for your viewers.]
    • Hurricane trends after the record-breaking 30 named storms last year?
    • Wildfires?
    • Sea level rise?
    • Floods and droughts?
    • General weather trends that impact viewers all over the country?
    5. One of NASA’s longest running Earth science missions, Landsat, is launching a new satellite later this year. Can you tell us a little bit more about this mission? 6. Where can people learn more about NASA Earth Day activities? Longer Interview Questions: 1. NASA also observes Earth from a bit closer to the ground. Can you talk about some of your field and airborne campaigns? 2. NASA has started a recent “Grow to Launch” campaign. What is that campaign and how can people get involved? Suggested Anchor Intro: “WHEN YOU THINK OF NASA, YOU MIGHT THINK OF ROCKETS LAUNCHING TO ANOTHER PLANET AND HUMANS WALKING ON THE MOON. BUT NASA ACTUALLY HAS A VARIETY OF MISSIONS THAT FOCUS ON STUDYING CHANGES ON EARTH, FROM SEA LEVEL RISE TO HURRICANES. HERE TO CELEBRATE EARTH DAY WITH US IS NASA….”
  • NASA Telescope Unlocks Clues To Cosmic Oddity Live Shots
    2021.04.27
    NASA Telescope Unlocks Clues to One of the Strangest Objects in the Universe
    Have you ever wondered what it might be like inside a star that's twice as massive as the Sun, but only the size of a city? Thanks to observations from a NASA telescope, astronomers are now closer to understanding one of the hardest-to-reach places in the universe: the inner core of a star on the verge of becoming a black hole. These are neutron stars, a black hole’s smaller cousin and the leftovers of an exploded massive star. These objects seem to defy the laws of physics - they pack more mass than the Sun into something the size of a city, producing some of the most intense conditions known to exist. And, unlike black holes, we can actually see them. These cosmic monsters are some of the most extreme objects known in the universe. Scientists recently studied the most massive neutron star discovered, which has more than twice the Sun’s mass but is only about 16 miles across – that’s not much bigger than Manhattan Island! Scientists are unsure how matter, the material that makes up everything we can see and touch, behaves in neutron stars' mysterious interiors, which are home to conditions we can't recreate on Earth. Thanks to NASA's NICERtelescope, which collects data from its perch on the International Space Station, scientists are now a step closer to understanding these strange objects, which could harbor clues to how our universe works. Chat one-on-one with NASA experts and members of the NICER team on Friday, April 30 from 6:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. EDT to tell your viewers about these bizarre cosmic objects To Schedule an interview: Please fill out this form** https://forms.gle/StUsX8aPXwTcKGHM7 Suggested Anchor intro: Have you ever wondered what it's like inside something that's about to become a black hole? Astronomers now have a better idea thanks to NASA's NICER telescope on the International Space Station, which they use to study neutron stars, objects on the threshold of collapsing into black holes. Joining us today is NICER team member *NAME* to tell us more. Suggested questions: What is the difference between a black hole and a neutron star? Why do we study neutron stars? How do we study neutron stars? Which do you think is cooler, black holes or neutron stars? Where can our viewers go to learn more about neutron stars and NICER? Questions for longer interviews: What does matter look like inside a neutron star? Why is NICER on the International Space Station? What’s next for NICER? Will our Sun become a neutron star? Can we see any neutron stars in the night sky?
  • NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Begins its Journey Home with a Bounty of Asteroid Sample Live Shots
    2021.05.04
    NASA’s First Asteroid Sample Return Mission Preparing for Critical Maneuver to Head Back to Earth
    NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft is on its way back to Earth! After almost two and a half years (two years, five months and eight days to be exact!) of operations at asteroid Bennu, the spacecraft is ready to come home carrying a bounty of asteroid material in its capsule. But first, the spacecraft will need to perform another flawless maneuver for a successful departure. There is no straight path back to Earth. Like a quarterback throwing a long pass to where a receiver will be in the future, OSIRIS-REx is traveling to where the Earth will be in the future. The spacecraft has to go around the sun twice, covering 1.4 billion miles (2.3 billion kilometers) over 2.5 years to catch up with Earth. NASA experts are available virtually for live or taped interviews on May 10 from 6:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. EDT - the morning of this historic maneuver - to tell your viewers how they can watch the event unfold, and what scientists hope to learn from this out-of-this-world sample from a nearby asteroid. In 2016, NASA launched OSIRIS-REx on an epic mission to capture a sample of an asteroid and bring it back to Earth. On October 20, 2020, the spacecraft descended to the boulder-strewn surface of Bennu to a site called Nightingale, where the spacecraft’s robotic sampling arm snagged so much sample that it overflowed the collection system. There are more than a million known asteroids in our solar system, but Bennu is an ideal candidate for closer study because of its size, composition and proximity to Earth. Bennu is an artifact of the ancient solar system, a silent witness to the titanic events in our solar system’s 4.6 billion-year history. To Schedule an interview: Please fill out this form: https://forms.gle/32CNQ65bGPqwHCwH6 **Please note: requests received after 2:00 p.m. EDT on Friday, May 7 may not be accommodated. Interviews will be conducted using video chat programs including Zoom and Skype, in 15-minute slots. For example 600-615 ET, 615-630 EDT, etc. Our preferred program is Zoom and stations will have to send us a Zoom link to use. Satellite interviews are not available. Please do not use an IFB unless necessary. *Spanish Interviews are available* Participating Talent: Danny Glavin, Associated Director for Solar System Science Jason Dworkin, Project Scientist Hannah Kaplan, Research Space Scientist, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Heather Enos, Deputy Principal Investigator, University of Arizona Jim Garvin, Chief Scientist Jessica Barnes, Assistant Professor, University of Arizona Kenny Getzandanner, Flight Dynamics Manager Anjani Polit, OSIRIS-REx Mission Implementation Systems Engineer, University of Arizona Andera Jones, Public Engagement Lead, NASA GSFC Solar System Exploration Division Geronimo Villanueva, Planetary Scientist [Interviews in Spanish] Nayi Castro,Mission Operations Manager [Interviews in Spanish] Lucas Paganini, NASA Program Scientist [Interviews in Spanish] Suggested Anchor Intro: Five years ago NASA launched its first sample return mission.. OSIRIS-REX.. to an asteroid… Now it's time for the mission to start its return back to earth. To tell us more about this exciting endeavor we have NASA’s XXX... Suggested Questions 1.OSIRIS-REx will depart from Bennu this afternoon at 4:23 pm ET. What needs to happen for the sample return capsule to have a flawless landing on Earth. 2. Let's backtrack a little, can you explain briefly why NASA sent a mission to an asteroid? 3.OSIRIS-REx collected a bounty of asteroid sample. What will NASA do with it? 4.Recently, OSIRIS-REx did one last flyover of the sample site. Why? 5.Over the last two years, OSIRIS-REx has collected a lot of data on Bennu. What are you most excited about? 6.How can our viewers watch OSIRIS-REx’s departure from Bennu?
  • A Double Feature!! Talk to NASA experts about next week's Supermoon AND Lunar Eclipse
    2021.05.17
    Summer stargazing is starting off at its finest next week with a special treat - certain sky watchers will be able to catch a glimpse of a rare lunar trifecta: a “super blood moon.” Not only will this be the biggest and brightest full moon of the year, it coincides with a total lunar eclipse, where the Moon will appear red for approximately fifteen minutes. NASA experts are available virtually for live or taped interviews on <Tuesday, May 25 from 6:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. EDT to tell your viewers how they can watch this lunar double feature and share highlights of lunar science as NASA prepares to send the next generation of explorers to the Moon with the Artemis program. A supermoon is when a full Moon coincides with the closest point in the Moon's orbit, making it appear larger and brighter than normal. Next week will be the closest the Moon gets to Earth this year. A lunar eclipse occurs on a full moon when the path of the Moon's orbit takes it into Earth's shadow, shielding it from the Sun. The light of all the sunrises and sunsets on Earth are cast on the Moon, giving it the temporary reddish color. The supermoon will be visible across the United States, as well as a total lunar eclipse for those located west of the Mississippi river. Those east of the Mississippi River will see a partial eclipse. To Schedule an interview: Please fill out this form**: https://forms.gle/DaqZhy5eVbwYwYSX7 **Please note: this form will close at 12:00 p.m. EDT on Monday, May 24, requests received after that time may not be accommodated.** Interviews will be conducted using video chat programs including Zoom and Skype, in 15-minute slots. For example 600-615 ET, 615-630 EDT, etc. Our preferred program is Zoom. Satellite interviews are not available. Please do not use an IFB unless necessary. *Spanish interviews are available* Participating Experts: Andrea Jones / Science Communicator Ernie Wright / Science Visualizer Noah Petro / LRO Project Scientist Michelle Thaller / Science Communicator Barbara Cohen / Planetary Scientist Kelsey Young / Research Space Scientist Molly Wasser / Science Communicator Francisco Andolz* / LRO Mission Director Lucas Paganini* / NASA Program Scientist *Spanish speaking talent Suggested Questions: We’ll get some excitement looking at the Moon tonight! What makes tonight's Moon so special? You said the Moon will turn red during the lunar eclipse, why is that? We sent people to the Moon with the Apollo program, now we’re going back with Artemis. What are we doing right now to get ready? How does our Moon help us better understand other planets and moons in our solar system? Where can our viewers go to learn more about the Moon? Longer Questions: NASA has been studying the Moon in incredible detail with the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter for almost 12 years. What are some of your favorite things we have learned about our Moon? How is the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter helping to usher in a new era of lunar science? A lunar eclipse must be a rough ride for a solar-powered lunar orbiter. What does the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter have to do to prepare for an eclipse? Suggested Anchor Intro: So many of us look up and watch the Moon, and tonight’s Moon is giving us a special show. The second, and also the biggest, supermoon of the year and a lunar eclipse! Here to talk about why tonight’s Moon is so special, and the ongoing effort to return humans to the Moon is NASA expert XXXX.
  • See the Sun like never before! Science of the Sun Shines Bright With New Stamps Showcasing Stunning Images From NASA’s Spacecraft Live Shots
    2021.06.10
    Get ready to see our Sun like never before! To celebrate the upcoming summer solstice, next week our Sun will take center stage nationwide on a new set of FOREVER STAMPS being released by the United States Postal Service. The stamps feature stunning images of the Sun captured by one of NASA’s premiere solar-observing telescopes. Chat one-on-one with NASA experts on Friday, June 18 between 6:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. EDT about what exactly is the summer solstice, what these new stamps are showing us about our closest star, and what it means that our Sun is ramping up activity. Our eyes can only see a narrow spectrum of light from the Sun, but space-based observatories can view the Sun in a wide swath of wavelengths allowing us to see features and activity our eyes cannot. Thanks to NASA’s solar missions like the Solar Dynamics Observatory we can see the Sun in exquisite detail like huge Earth-sized loops of solar material and massive flares. And now you can too -- just never look directly at the Sun! Our Sun is active and is always giving us reasons to watch it. Right now we’re at the start of a brand new solar cycle, meaning the Sun will slowly become more and more active over the course of the next several years. DETAILS: *To Schedule an interview: Please fill out this form: https://forms.gle/XLvyaybr8ckjFzTu8 *Please note: requests received after 12:00 p.m. EDT on Thursday, June 17th may not be accommodated. *Interviews will be conducted using video chat programs including Zoom and Skype, in 15-minute slots. For example 600-615 ET, 615-630 EDT, etc. *Our preferred program is Zoom and stations will have to send us a Zoom link to use. *Satellite interviews are not available. Please do not use an IFB unless necessary. *Spanish Interviews are available! Not able to do an interview but still interested running a VO/VOSOT?…. We will post canned interviews in English and Spanish. Associated B-Roll and canned material will be posted here https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/13870 by Thursday, June 17 at 4:00 p.m. EDT. SUGGESTED ANCHOR INTRO: The U.S. Postal service is releasing a new set of Forever Stamps today to celebrate the summer solstice, featuring images of the sun taken by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory. The NASA solar-observing telescopes that produced these images allow us to examine our closest star in astonishing detail, as we’ve never seen it before. Here to tell us more about these new stellar stamps and our summer solstice is _________, of ___________. Suggested Questions: This weekend is the summer solstice. What is a solstice? The United States Postal Service just released stamps showcasing the Sun in wavelengths that we’re not used to seeing it in. Can you show us these images and tell us a little about what we’re seeing? The summertime means warmer weather, does the Sun also have seasons? How does all of this solar activity affect us on Earth? Will the sun's activity ramping up impact moon and mars missions? Where can we learn more? Longer interview questions What missions do we currently have studying the sun? NASA has two new missions that are currently orbiting closer to the Sun than ever before. What happens if they get hit by extreme solar weather as solar activity ramps up? There was a so-called “Ring of Fire” solar eclipse on June 10th that was visible at northern latitudes. When’s the next time North America will see an eclipse? How does studying our Sun help us better understand other stars in the universe?
  • Quickshot: Skywatchers Delight! July 12-13 Venus and Mars Will Appear Extra Close To Each Other In Night Sky
    2021.07.09
    Skywatchers are in for a treat next week! During the month of July, Earth’s closest neighbors - Venus and Mars - have been getting ever-closer together in the night sky. On the night of July 12th, into the early hours of the 13th, Venus and Mars will be at their closest. It’s called a planetary conjunction, and they’ll be easily visible in the same field of view despite being very far away from each other. Both Venus and Mars are targets for the next generation of space exploration, with new missions to study VENUS having recently been announced by NASA. DAVINCI Principal Investigator, Jim Garvin, and Deputy Principal Investigator Giada Arney provide a look into this astronomical event and the upcoming missions to study one of our nearest planetary neighbors. Suggested Questions: What does it mean when there’s a conjunction in the night sky? How can our viewers spot Venus and Mars? Venus has been quite a topic lately, can you tell us about the new missions NASA is sending to study it? Why do scientists want to study Venus? Where can our viewers go to learn more? Questions? Contact christina.b.mitchell@nasa.gov Participating Scientists: Jim Garvin / DAVINCI Principal Investigator Giada Arney / DAVINCI Deputy Principal Investigator
  • LIVE SHOT: NASA and Boeing for Starliner’s Uncrewed Flight Test to International Space Station
    2021.07.19
    NASA and Boeing are targeting launch at 2:53 p.m. EDT Friday, July 30, for CST-100, Starliner’s second uncrewed flight test bound for the International Space Station. NASA’s Boeing Orbital Flight Test-2 will test the capabilities of Starliner and the United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from launch to docking to a return to Earth in the desert of the western United States.  The five to 10 day flight test will help prove the Starliner system is ready to carry astronauts to the space station later this year.

    Live interviews will be offered with LIMITED AVAILABILITY on Thursday, July 29 from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. and Friday, July 30th from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m.

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    Click here to request an interview: https://forms.gle/YnAUs8nBfQWBxfGT9
    *Please note that we may not be able to accommodate all requests for a specific expert. If we cannot fit your request we will offer alternatives.*

    Suggested Questions: 1. NASA and Boeing are partnering on Starliner as part of the agency’s Commercial Crew Program. Can you tell us what that program is? 2. This is the second uncrewed Starliner flight test bound for the International Space Station, what are we hoping to learn? 3. How is NASA’s work paving a path where anyone can fly to space one day? 4. How is NASA's Commercial Crew Program helping us prepare for the Artemis missions? 5. Where can our viewers go to watch the launch and keep up with mission progress? Questions? Contact christina.b.mitchell@nasa.gov

    Bill Nelson / Administrator Bio: https://www.nasa.gov/feature/nasa-administrator-bill-nelson/ Availability: Thursday: 8-9 am EST, 5-6 pm EST Friday: 8-9 am EST

    Pam Melroy / Deputy Administrator
    Bio: https://www.nasa.gov/feature/nasa-deputy-administrator-pam-melroy/ Availability: Thursday: 7-9 am EST *radio only Friday: 7-9 am EST *radio only

    Bob Cabana / Associate Administrator
    Bio: https://www.nasa.gov/biographies/associate-administrator-robert-cabana Availability: Thursday: 6-8 am EST Friday: 6-8 am EST

    Raja Chari / NASA Astronaut Bio: https://www.nasa.gov/content/astronaut-raja-chari Availability: Thursday 7-8 am EST

    Douglas H. Wheelock / NASA Astronaut
    Bio: https://www.nasa.gov/astronauts/biographies/douglas-h-wheelock/biography Availability: Thursday 8-10 am EST

2020 Live Shots

Live shots done in 2020
  • The Countdown is on for Launch of NASA’s Next Mission to Face the Sun Live Shots
    2020.01.31
    NASA’s Next Great Adventure to the Sun Launches Next Week

    New Mission Will Broaden Understanding of Sun and Future Space Exploration

    Next week, NASA will launch a daring new mission to the Sun that will give us the most comprehensive view yet of our star. Solar Orbiter is a joint European Space Agency (ESA) and NASA mission that will provide high-resolution views of the never-before-seen poles of the Sun. The mission will help answer some of our most burning questions about the Sun, with implications for how to best protect our technology and astronauts going to the Moon and beyond. On Friday, Feb. 7 from 6:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. EST, NASA and ESA scientists are available LIVE from Kennedy Space Center to give your viewers a look into this exciting mission as it prepares to face the Sun. Find out how understanding the Sun better will ultimately help NASA send the first woman and next man forward to the Moon with the Artemis program. * Solar Orbiter is set to launch on Sunday, Feb. 9 at 11:03 p.m. EST.* We've studied the Sun for decades, but there is still more to learn about the center of our solar system. Solar Orbiter’s images of the poles will fill in the gaps in our measurements of the Sun’s magnetic field, which drives solar activity like flares and coronal mass ejections. The Sun is an active star, so it releases bursts of material and energy that can affect our astronauts and technology in space and even here on Earth — conditions collectively called space weather. SUGGESTED ANCHOR INTRO: A MISSION TO UNDERSTAND OUR CLOSEST STAR… THE SUN. THIS WEEKEND, NASA AND THE EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY WILL LAUNCH A NEW MISSION TO THE SUN THAT WILL GIVE US HIGH RESOLUTION PHOTOS OF AREAS WE’VE NEVER SEEN BEFORE. HELPING US UNDERSTAND HOW THE SUN AFFECTS OUR LIVES HERE ON EARTH AND BEYOND...JOINING US NOW WE HAVE… LIVE FROM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER Schedule an Interview To schedule an interview, please fill out this form: https://forms.gle/g7znF7bz48CtmdNq7 Scientists names will be updated next week. There will be a Spanish-speaking scientist available in addition to English Satellite Coordinates ** Interview Location: NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, FL HD Satellite Coordinates for G17-K14/Upper: Galaxy 17 Ku-band Xp 14 Slot Upper| 91.0 ° W Longitude | DL 11989.0 MHz | Vertical Polarity | QPSK/DVB-S | FEC 3/4 | SR 13.235 Mbps | DR 18.2954 MHz | HD 720p | Format MPEG2 | Chroma Level 4:2:0 | Audio Embedded Suggested Questions 1. NASA is launching a new mission to the Sun THIS WEEKEND! What is this mission going to be doing? 2. The mission will give us a look at the north and south poles for the very first time by flying in a very unusual orbit around the Sun. How difficult is it to get into this unique orbit? 3. The Sun has seasons, and we are currently in a season of low activity. How will this mission help us better understand these cycles? (Scientist will talk on solar weather and how it affects us) 4. Sunglasses won’t cut it for NASA’s next generation of astronauts. How will better understanding the Sun help astronauts go to the Moon and beyond with the Artemis mission? 5. Where can we learn more about the Solar Orbiter mission and get launch updates?
  • Calling All Meteorologists! How NOAA Satellites Are Keeping an Eye on Extreme Spring Weather
    2020.03.19
    GREENBELT, Md., Goddard Space Flight Center — If it feels like spring came early this year, it’s not your imagination. Thanks to the leap year, this is the earliest spring equinox since 1896 — more than 120 years ago. NOAA satellites, launched by NASA, can see signs of spring everywhere from the unique vantage point of space. From plants greening up to changes in our weather, NOAA satellites have you covered by continuously monitoring instant and long-term change. For 50 years, NOAA’s weather satellites have provided observations and imagery of storm systems, which helps forecasters monitor and assess a storm’s evolution. Orbiting Earth at different heights and paths, NOAA’s fleet of satellites gives us an important, comprehensive view of our planet. The Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES) system is parked in an orbit over the equator and continuously tracks the same area. Meanwhile, the Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) is in a lower orbit, flying over the north and south poles to give us a constantly shifting global perspective. These satellites work in concert to provide imagery for monitoring a storm, and temperature and moisture data to be fed into the weather forecast models meteorologists use to develop the weather forecast you rely on every day. Follow us on Twitter for the latest information: @NOAASatellites For more check out the following links: www.goes-r.gov/ www.jpss.noaa.gov/ www.nesdis.noaa.gov/
  • Biggest and Brightest Moon of 2020 Live Shots
    2020.04.03
    Need something to do on Tuesday, April 7th? Make sure you check out the Moon! The Moon will be at its closest point to Earth in its orbit, making it appear bigger and brighter in the sky-- a Supermoon. NASA scientists are available virtually for live or taped interviews using programs including Skype or FaceTime on Tuesday, April 7th, from 6:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. EDT to tell your viewers when they can see this unique phenomenon and talk about the Moon’s past, present and future. To Schedule an interview: https://forms.gle/W8T6JEVqTj2TbADz7 The Moon has an elliptical orbit, and it goes through periods of orbiting more closely to Earth. Tuesday’s supermoon will be the closest this year! The Moon is a familiar sight in the night sky. Humans have been staring at it since the dawn of time. But even now we’re still learning new things about our closest neighbor. NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) has been giving us an unprecedented close-up view of our Moon for over a decade. It’s showing us where meteorites are hitting the surface and changing the landscape even now, and where there are minerals in the lunar soil that could be resources for future explorers. The spacecraft is showing us every day that our Moon is dynamic and a fascinating place to explore. As we mark the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 13 mission to the Moon later this month, NASA is looking to send the first woman and next man to the Moon with the Artemis program. This time to stay. SUGGESTED ANCHOR INTRO: DID YOU KNOW THAT SOMETIMES THE MOON APPEARS SLIGHTLY LARGER IN THE SKY?... WELL, TONIGHT MAKE SURE TO CHECK OUT THE BIGGEST AND MOST DAZZLING MOON OF THE YEAR… WE HAVE NASA SCIENTIST…. TO TELL US MORE ABOUT THIS AMAZING PHENOMENON…. Scientists: Noah Petro / NASA Scientist Kelsey Young / NASA Scientist Barbara Cohen / NASA Scientist Michelle Thaller / NASA Scientist Andrea Jones / Public Engagement Lead, Planetary Science at NASA Goddard Geronimo Villanueva / NASA Scientist [can do interviews in Spanish] Suggested Questions What is a supermoon and why is it special? NASA has been studying the Moon for 10 years with the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, what are some surprising things we’ve learned about the Moon? The 50th anniversary of Apollo 13th is coming up. Although the Apollo 13 astronauts didn’t land on the Moon, what did we learn from this mission? NASA is planning an exciting new mission to the Moon with the Artemis program. What do we still want to know about the Moon? How can our viewers see the supermoon and learn more?
  • NASA Observes the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day Live Shots
    2020.04.16
    In 1968 William Anders, an astronaut on the Apollo 8 mission, captured “Earthrise” — a photo of Earth appearing above the Moon’s horizon. The photo helped unite a generation to appreciate the fragility and beauty of our planet and inspire the first Earth Day less than two years later. To mark the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, NASA is reflecting on what we’ve learned about our home planet. Chat with NASA scientists on Wednesday, April 22 from 6:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. EDT to find out how NASA satellites have changed our understanding of Earth, how different technologies have benefited the environment and how viewers can join NASA in observing Earth Day from home. * Interviews will be conducted using video chat programs including Skype and Facetime * To Schedule an interview fill out this form: https://forms.gle/1vHuKfhheLid7TKu8 NASA has been at the forefront of space exploration, from landing robots on Mars to sending humans into space. But one of NASA’s biggest fields of study is our planet, Earth. Of all the planets that NASA studies, none have matched the complexity of Earth. NASA’s Earth observing satellites provide a global mosaic of change over time. That coupled with observations from the air, sea and land provide a robust view of our dynamic planet. NASA technology is all around us. The very technology that helps us understand planets in the solar system also helps us understand and protect Earth. NASA’s aeronautics division is using ‘spinoff’ technology right now to develop an all-electric aircraft that will make airline travel greener. Another division is testing a strong, lightweight composite material that will make wind turbines larger and more efficient. Participating Interviewees Douglas Terrier / Chief Technologist, NASA HQ Sandra Cauffman / Director, Earth Science Division, NASA HQ [interviews in Spanish] Carlos Del Castillo / NASA Scientist [interviews in Spanish] Annmarie Eldering/ NASA Scientist Peter Griffith/ NASA Scientist Suggested Questions When most people think of NASA, they think space exploration. What is NASA’s connection to Earth Day? What has NASA learned about Earth in the last five decades? How does NASA help to protect our environment here on Earth? NASA technology is everywhere. What are some space technologies that can benefit the environment here on Earth? Where can people learn more about NASA Earth Day activities? Find out more on Twitter @NASAEarth and online at nasa.gov/earthday
  • World’s Most Famous Space Telescope Marks 30 Years of Exploration Live Shots
    2020.04.17
    When you think of the universe, what do you imagine? Chances are the colorful pictures of galaxies and star clusters that come into view are from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope. For 30 years, the bus-sized telescope has been orbiting the Earth as one of humanity’s most important windows to the universe. Hubble was designed to last 15 years, but on April 24 it will mark three decades in space. Chat with Hubble scientists virtually on Friday, April 24, from 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. EDT , as we reveal a breathtaking new image for the telescope’s diamond anniversary. Share with your viewers some of Hubble’s most dazzling views of the cosmos. * Interviews will be conducted using video chat programs including Skype and Facetime * To schedule an interview, please fill out this form: https://forms.gle/RxgdbqKBDeBGMkvJ7 Throughout human history, we have wondered about our place among the stars. Thanks to Hubble, we have a front-row seat to watch our universe evolve before our eyes. Hubble’s observations have fundamentally changed our understanding of the universe, including determining how old it is. It has changed our views of the planets in our own solar system, capturing Jupiter’s famous Great Red Spot shrinking over time, and discovering new objects such as planetary moons and icy objects beyond Pluto. Hubble has shown us the birth of stars and even the creation of black holes. As it turns 30, Hubble continues to push the boundaries of exploration. SUGGESTED ANCHOR INTRO: A SPECIAL SOMETHING IS TURNING THIRTY TODAY: NASA’S ICONIC HUBBLE SPACE TELESCOPE COMMEMORATES THREE DECADES OF DISCOVERY. FOR ITS BIRTHDAY, HUBBLE IS ACTUALLY GIVING US A SPECIAL GIFT … JOINING US NOW WE HAVE… Scientists: Dr. Thomas Zurbuchen/ NASA Associate Administrator Dr. Jennifer Wiseman / NASA Senior Project Scientist for Hubble Dr. Mark Clampin / Director of Sciences and Exploration Directorate, NASA Goddard Dr. Paul Hertz / NASA Director of Astrophysics Dr. Elena Sabbi / Astrophysicist, Space Telescope Science Institute Dr. Rosa Diaz / Astrophysicist, Space Telescope Science Institute [interviews in Spanish] Suggested Questions 1. The world’s most iconic telescope just released a stunning new image to celebrate 30 years in space. Can you show us this diamond anniversary gift? 2. Hubble’s views of the universe have not only changed the way we think of space, but also rewritten science books. What are some of its most important discoveries? 3. Closer to home, Hubble has also taken a look at the planets in our solar system and even our Moon! What kinds of changes has it seen? 4. We almost didn’t have the sharp Hubble images we have today…there was a flaw with Hubble’s mirror when it first launched. Thanks to astronaut repairs, Hubble’s legacy is the ultimate comeback story. As it turns 30, how is it doing? 5. What’s next for the telescope? 6. Where can we see more of Hubble’s amazing images and experience NASA at home? 7. Where can our audience help participate in Hubble’s birthday?
  • Launch America: NASA Kicks Off Dawn of New Space Age With May 27 Launch Live Shots
    2020.05.12
    NASA is about to usher in a new era of human spaceflight. On May 27, American astronauts will once again launch on an American rocket from U.S. soil to the International Space Station. NASA’s Commercial Crew Program and commercial industry partner, SpaceX, are taking a major step on the path to returning human spaceflight from American soil for the first time since the end of the Space Shuttle Program in 2011. NASA representatives will be available virtually on Tuesday May 26 from 4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m. EDT and again on Wednesday, May 27, 6 a.m. - 12 p.m. EDT - just hours before launch - from Cape Canaveral nearby the agency’s Kennedy Space Center. Find out how your viewers can join NASA online to experience this historic event. This is an exciting time for space travel, as NASA and commercial partners pave the way for regular, cost-effective crewed flights to the space station from U.S. soil. To book a window please fill out this form: https://forms.gle/Ebz7xfy92xGL3UyX7 Spanish Interviews are available* Participating talent include: Tuesday May 26 from 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. EDT Bob Cabana / Kennedy Space Center Director and Former Astronaut Rosa Avalos Warren / Human Space Flight Mission Manager [interviews in Spanish] Wednesday May 27 from 6 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. EDT on location at Kennedy Space Center, FL James Morhard / NASA Deputy Administrator Steve Payne / Former Launch Integration Manager [interviews in Spanish] Gabe Sherman / NASA’s Chief of Staff Wednesday May 27 from 6 a.m. - 12 p.m. EDT. Location: Houston, TX and Maryland Rosa Avalos Warren / Human Space Flight Mission Manager [interviews in Spanish] 6 a.m. - 8 a.m. Mike Barratt / Astronaut - OR - Tracy Caldwell Dyson / Astronaut 8 a.m. - 10 a.m. Butch Wilmore / Astronaut - OR - Steve Bowen / Astronaut 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Mike Fincke / Astronaut - OR - Rex Walheim / Astronaut SpaceX is scheduled to launch its new Crew Dragon spacecraft with NASA astronauts on board Wednesday, May 27, at 4:32 p.m. EDT. The spacecraft will launch atop the Falcon 9 rocket from the historic Launch Pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Veteran NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley will be the first to fly on the new Crew Dragon, launching from the same pad where Apollo 11 launched to the Moon 50 years ago.
  • Countdown to Mars! NASA's Perseverance Rover Launch Live Shots
    2020.07.23
    NASA’s Perseverance Launches Next Week On Epic Journey To The Red Planet Join NASA As We Count Down To The Next Great Adventure To Mars For decades now, NASA has been sending robotic emissaries to explore the planet Mars. The spectacular success of past missions has proved that Mars was once like our own planet Earth, with oceans and lakes, a thick atmosphere; in short, a good place to get life started. Our most recent rover, Curiosity, answered many profound questions about Mars, but each time a question gets answered, many more questions get opened up. Now we are anticipating the launch of the next mission to Mars, this one called Perseverance. NASA scientists and engineers are available virtually for live or taped interviews on Wednesday, July 29th, 6:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. EDT and again from 3:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. EDT - and - Thursday July 30th, from 4:45 a.m. – 7:30 a .m. EDT - just before launch - to tell your viewers when they can watch the launch and talk about NASA’s next great adventure to Mars. Perseverance is the most robust rover ever to be sent to the Red Planet. It will take the next step in Mars exploration by seeking to answer the question: Are there any signs that life once existed on Mars? The rover will also be the first to gather and store samples of Martian rocks and soil for future return to Earth, and test important technology for future human exploration of Mars. Perseverance will also have a sidekick: the Ingenuity Mars Helicopter, a separate technology experiment that will be the first helicopter to attempt to fly on another planet. Perseverance is launching with nearly 11 million names stenciled on it. This time last year, NASA put a call out for people to submit their name to be sent to Mars and got submissions from all over the world. To Schedule an interview: https://forms.gle/yqX4pvyRCCLk6RmUA ** Interviews will be conducted using video chat programs including Skype in 15-minute slots. For example 600-615 ET, 615-630 ET, etc. Satellite interviews are not available. NASA scientists and engineers available for interviews: Moo Stricker/ Lead for Spacecraft Cleanliness Zach Ousnamer / Mechatronics Engineer Who Helped Build the Rover Diana Trujillo/ Engineer Who Works on the Robotic Arm and Testing for Surface Operations Rebekah Sosland Siegfriedt/ Systems Engineer for Testing Rover Before Launch and Operating on the Martian Surface Swati Mohan / Engineer on the Landing Team for Mars 2020 Perseverance Mission Katie Stack Morgan / Deputy Project Scientist Ken Farley / Project Scientist Spanish Interviews are available* Questions? Please email: michelle.z.handleman@nasa.gov; mark.petrovich@jpl.nasa.gov & courtney.a.lee@nasa.gov Suggested questions 1. It’s not every day that you can say we’re getting ready to launch a rover to another planet! Tell us about this very exciting mission that’s launching and what makes it different from previous Mars missions? 2. Tell us about where Perseverance is going to land. Why is this crater special? 3. What do you personally think is the coolest part of the Perseverance mission? 4. Sending a car-sized rover to another planet that’s more than 65 million miles away is no easy task. Can you talk about the things that make this journey so difficult? 5. How does this mission help set the stage for future human missions to Mars? 6. I hear the rover also has a sidekick. Can you tell us what Ingenuity is and what it's trying to test for the first time? 7. Where can people learn more and stay up to date on this mission? Suggested Anchor Intro: WAS THERE EVER LIFE ON MARS? IT’S A QUESTION THAT HAS INTRIGUED US FOR CENTURIES. TOMORROW/LATER THIS MORNING, NASA WILL LAUNCH A NEW ROVER TO THE RED PLANET TO TAKE A STEP TOWARD ANSWERING THAT QUESTION. SCIENTISTS BELIEVE THAT ANCIENT MARS WAS WARMER, AND HAD RIVERS AND OCEANS. BUT DID IT ONCE HARBOR LIFE? TODAY WE HAVE NASA SCIENTIST/OR ENGINEER…..TO TALK ABOUT THIS EXCITING MISSION TO THE RED PLANET... AND WHAT WE HOPE TO DO THERE.
  • NOAA Interview Opportunity: Hurricane Season Is Here And NOAA’s Got You Covered Live Shots
    2020.08.12

    The most active hurricane season to date: Share with your viewers how NOAA satellites are helping better predict this extremely busy season.

    NOAA’s most advanced fleet of Earth science satellites: Keeping you safer with unprecedented hurricane views

    Atlantic hurricane season got off to an early and busy start this year, and has been breaking records along the way. As we head into the peak of hurricane season, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NOAA, has you covered with its most advanced fleet of Earth science satellites to date. Data from NOAA’s newest environmental satellites is helping make hurricane forecasts and warnings the most accurate they’ve ever been. We have NOAA hurricane experts available virtually for live or taped video call interviews on Wednesday August 19 from 6 a.m. EDT to 12 p.m. EDT. They are here to answer your questions about the latest science NOAA is using for hurricane monitoring and forecasting during this active season. To Schedule an interview fill out this form: https://forms.gle/7iwTiKy2rJZMxd1n8 Interviews will be conducted using video chat programs including Skype in 15-minute slots. For example 600-615 ET, 615-630 ET, etc. Satellite interviews are not available. **Spanish interviews are available** NOAA operates a fleet of Earth-observing satellites.The Joint Polar Satellite System, JPSS, views the entire Earth from low-Earth orbit, capturing data over each spot twice a day. They take precise measurements of sea surface temperatures and atmospheric temperature and moisture, which are particularly useful in helping forecasters predict a hurricane’s path 3-7 days ahead of time. JPSS satellites also view hurricanes at night and monitor power outages for emergency response. NOAA’s Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites, GOES, orbit high above Earth, constantly watching the entire Western Hemisphere. Data from GOES allow forecasters to watch hurricanes in motion to determine how the storm is evolving and where it’s headed next. They also provide detailed information of a hurricane’s eye, wind estimates, and lightning activity. This information is critical for estimating a storm’s intensity. Together, these satellites give a complete picture of what’s happening below, helping forecasters better understand and predict the behavior of hurricanes and warn us of what’s to come. Talent
    • Chris Slocum, atmospheric scientist, NOAA Satellite and Information Service
    • Kevin Fryar, meteorologist, NOAA GOES-R program (former hurricane hunter weather officer).
    • Dan Lindsey, NOAA GOES-R program scientist
    • *Jose Galvez, International Desk, NOAA National Weather Service (Spanish speaking talent)
    • Jason Dunion, NOAA Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, Hurricane Research Division
    • Jim Yoe, NOAA National Weather Service
    • Derrick Herndon, Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies
    • Isha Renta, National Weather Service forecaster
    Suggested questions 1. As we enter the peak of Atlantic hurricane season, can you tell us what makes this year’s season different from others in the past? (talk about the average number of hurricanes that happen yearly and compare to the large amount that are predicted for this year.) 2. NOAA, (pronounced NOAH) has made major improvements to its newest satellites; how are they enhancing the way we forecast and monitor hurricanes? (talk about how this is the first time a whole set of new fleet is detecting and monitoring hurricanes) 3. What’s NOAA’s latest outlook for the remainder of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season? 4. What's the greatest public safety threat from hurricanes for our viewers here at xxx; how are these satellites helping keep them safe? 5. Where can our audience learn more about this hurricane season? Longer suggested questions 1. How do El Niño and La Niña (ENSO) affect the hurricane season, and how do satellites track and forecast ENSO? 2. How does the Saharan Air/Dust Layer impact hurricane activity and how do satellites monitor it? 3. What environmental data/information from satellites is used for NOAA’s hurricane models, forecasts and warnings?
  • NASA/NOAA Interview Opportunity: Space Weather live shots
    2020.09.11
    Weather in space can affect our technology here on Earth, find out how NOAA and NASA are keeping us safe Experts available next week to discuss predictions for upcoming solar cycle Did you know that there are seasons in space? Similar to the Earth’s four seasons, the Sun experiences different phases as part of its 11-year cycle. Just as the Northern Hemisphere on Earth is about to go into the fall season, the Sun is also gearing up to begin a new phase of increased solar activity. NOAA and NASA scientists are available virtually for live or taped interviews using video chat platforms like Skype on September 16 from 6:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. EDT to show your viewers new views of the Sun, and tell us what the upcoming solar cycle means for us. Weather in space comes in the form of electrically charged particles and radiation from our Sun. Space weather doesn’t physically impact humans on the ground, but it can affect the sensitive electronics on our satellites, as well as our power grids and communications and navigation systems. Radiation can be dangerous for our astronauts too — especially those working outside the International Space Station and for future explorers to the Moon. As we rely more heavily on electronics in our everyday life, monitoring solar activity and space weather extremes has never been more important. Find out how scientists forecast weather on the Sun, what we’re learning about our star, and what it means for how we protect our technology. To schedule an interview please fill out this form: https://forms.gle/RjKrk77oJfxqy32P6 Interviews will be conducted using video chat programs including Skype in 15-minute slots. For example 600-615 ET, 615-630 ET, etc. Satellite interviews are not available. ** Spanish interviews are available** *** Note *** NASA and NOAA will hold a teleconference to discuss predictions for the upcoming solar cycle at 1 p.m. EDT Tuesday, Sept. 15. Click HERE for more information. SUGGESTED ANCHOR INTRO: THE WORDS “SPACE WEATHER” MAY CONJURE UP IMAGES OF INTERGALACTIC TORNADOES AND STAR-FILLED BLIZZARDS, BUT IT ACTUALLY REFERS TO THE ELECTRICALLY CHARGED PARTICLES AND RADIATION FROM THE SUN. AFTER A QUIET FEW YEARS, OUR SUN IS ONCE AGAIN RAMPING UP WITH ACTIVITY. BUT WHAT DOES THAT MEAN FOR US? JOINING US NOW IS xxxx from NASA/NOAA TO TELL US HOW SCIENTISTS ARE PROTECTING OUR TECHNOLOGY…. Scientists: Alex Young / NASA Goddard Solar Scientist Lika Guhathakurta / NASA HQ Program Scientist Diego Janches / NASA Goddard Solar Scientist [Interviews in Spanish] Teresa Nieves-Chinchilla / NASA Goddard Solar Scientist [Interviews in Spanish] Doug Biesecker / NOAA, (SWPC. Solar Cycle Prediction Panel, Space Weather) Elsayed Talaat / NOAA, (NESDIS) Dan Seaton / University of Colorado/NOAA Solar Scientist Lisa Upton / Co-chair of the Solar Cycle 25 Prediction Panel, Space Systems Research Corporation Jim Spann / Solar Weather Lead, NASA HQ Suggested Questions:
    1. What is a solar cycle, and what does it mean when we say our Sun is nearing a new phase?
    2. Just as we monitor hurricanes from space, scientists also keep a close eye on the Sun with different satellites. Why is it important to understand what’s going on with our Sun?
    3. How are we monitoring and preparing for space weather events?
    4. NASA and NOAA have a number of satellites looking at different aspects of the Sun. How do all of these help with our understanding of space weather?
    5. As we look forward to sending astronauts to the Moon with the Artemis program, can you talk about how important forecasting space weather will be?
    6. How can our viewers learn more about the Sun and space weather? [Space Weather Prediction Center: spaceweather.gov
    Longer Interview Questions:
    1. NASA has helped launch two missions to study the Sun in the past few years, Parker Solar Probe and Solar Orbiter. What are you hoping to learn from those missions?
    2. Solar storms are often compared in severity to the Carrington Event. What is the Carrington Event, and what would it look like if one happened today?
    3. NASA and NOAA play different roles in monitoring the Sun. Can you talk about how the agencies work together?
    4. The Sun is coming out of a quiet period where we saw very little activity including zero sunspots over the course of 34 consecutive days between February and March of this year, and 40 consecutive days between November and December of last year. What is a sunspot and how unusual is it to see so few of them?
    5. How do you think this solar cycle will compare to other cycles?
  • International Observe the Moon Night live shots
    2020.09.22
    Chat with a NASA Expert about what to look for this weekend! Catch up on NASA’s plan to return to the Moon to advance lunar science. A fantastic time to observe the Moon is upon us, learn how your viewers can participate in this global event. In this time of social distancing, connecting with others means more than ever. People all over the world are coming together this weekend to observe the Moon and celebrate past, present and future lunar exploration. Chat with NASA experts on Friday, September 25th from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. EST to preview how your viewers can join in the global celebration of International Observe the Moon Night and catch up on the latest in NASA’s preparations to send the next astronauts to the Moon. This weekend will be the BEST time to view the lunar landscape, because the Moon will be half illuminated in its first quarter phase. Viewers will see a stunning landscape of lunar mountains and craters along the line between light and dark – day and night on the Moon. And there’s an extra special treat this weekend: because of the Moon’s slight apparent wobble in its orbit around the Earth, we will get to peek around the edge of the Moon, glimpsing what’s usually hidden on its far side. Through the Apollo program, humans first stepped foot on the Moon in 1969, and NASA continues to build on that legacy. NASA launched the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) in 2009, and since then it has collected more data than all other planetary science missions combined. This data helps us further examine the places the astronauts walked 50 years ago, and is paving the way for the next humans to step foot on the Moon with the Artemis program in 2024. As we remember the past, we look towards the future with the Artemis program. NASA will land the first woman and next man on the Moon, using innovative technologies to explore more of the lunar surface than ever before. We will collaborate with our commercial and international partners and establish sustainable exploration by the end of the decade. Then, we will use what we learn on and around the Moon to take the next giant leap – sending astronauts to Mars. Our Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter has been at the Moon for 11 years now, providing a wealth of data on the Moon’s resources. Viewers can learn more about NASA lunar science and participate in International Observe the Moon Night from any location. To learn more, register participation and find recommended activities, tips and resources to host and evaluate events, and much more, viewers can visit the International Observe the Moon Night website: moon.nasa.gov/observe. Schedule an Interview To schedule an interview, please fill out this form: https://forms.gle/k8UG7dKrRCULQ28J9 Interviews will be conducted using video chat programs including Skype in 15-minute slots. For example 600-615 ET, 615-630 ET, etc. Satellite interviews are not available. **Spanish interviews are available** Participating experts include: Noah Petro / NASA Scientist Kelsey Young / NASA Scientist Lucas Paganini / NASA Program Scientist [Interviews in Spanish] Andrea Jones / NASA Public Engagement / Director, International Observe the Moon Night Molly Wasser / NASA Public Engagement / Deputy Director, International Observe the Moon Night, Voice of NASA Moon Social Media Brian Day / NASA Public Engagement / International Observe the Moon Night Team Francisco Andolz / NASA Mission Director For Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter [Interviews in Spanish] Ernie Wright / NASA Data Visualizer Suggested Questions What is International Observe the Moon Night and why is this a great time to look at the Moon? The first quarter Moon is a great time to go outside and look at the Moon. Can you tell us what we should be on the lookout for this weekend? Tomorrow night, there’s going to be six hours of programming all about the Moon accessible to people all across the world. How can our viewers participate? This is an exciting time for lunar science and exploration. NASA is sending astronauts to the Moon in 2024 with the Artemis mission. What do we hope to learn by sending people back to the Moon? NASA has been studying the Moon in unprecedented detail with the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter – or LRO – for 11 years. What are some of the most surprising things we have learned about our Moon? Are there any resources that can help people interested in observing the Moon and where can we find out more about International Observe the Moon Night? [moon.nasa.gov/observe] Fun Facts The dark areas on the Moon are cooled lava. The coldest measured surface in our solar system is on the Moon. Some places on the Moon are colder than the surface of Pluto! NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter just passed its 50,000th orbit around the Moon and has taken over 2.9 million images. We know the shape of the solid surface of the Moon better than the shape of the solid surface of the Earth. NASA just opened several previously unopened samples from Apollo. NASA TV and social media channels will host a 6-hour broadcast, from 5:30 PM ET - 11:30 PM ET [21:30 UTC - 3:30 AM UTC, September 27].
  • OSIRIS-REx Live Shots: NASA Will Make U.S. History Next Week Snagging Samples From An Asteroid For Return To Earth
    2020.10.14
    NASA’s First Asteroid Sample Return Mission Is Ready For Touchdown Next Week NASA Will Snag A Sample From An Ancient Relic Of Our Solar System NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Will Help Unlock The Secrets Of Our Solar System
    NASA’s first-ever sample return mission to an asteroid is about to make history. Next week, NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft will attempt to retrieve a sample from an asteroid named Bennu. Asteroids are remnants of the building blocks that formed the planets in our solar system, and perhaps enabled life on Earth. They contain natural resources such as water, organics and metals. Could carbon-rich asteroids have seeded our early Earth with the organic chemistry needed for life to develop? And they can be dangerous. Bennu has a 1:2700 chance of impacting Earth in the late 2100s, but this mission will also help us learn more about protecting ourselves if necessary. NASA experts are available virtually for live or taped interviews on October 20th from 6:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. EDT - the morning of this historic maneuver - to tell your viewers how they can watch the event unfold, and what scientists hope to learn from this out-of-this-world sample from a nearby asteroid. In 2016, NASA launched OSIRIS-REx on an epic mission to capture a sample of an asteroid and bring it back to Earth. On the evening of October 20th, the spacecraft will descend to the boulder-strewn surface of Bennu to a site called Nightingale, where the spacecraft’s robotic sampling arm will attempt to snag a sample. There are more than a million known asteroids in our solar system, but Bennu is an ideal candidate for closer study because of its size, composition and proximity to Earth. Bennu is an artifact of the ancient solar system, a silent witness to the titanic events in our solar system’s 4.6 billion-year history. The spacecraft is scheduled to depart Bennu in 2021 and it will deliver the collected sample to Earth on Sep. 24, 2023. To Schedule an interview: Please fill out this form: https://forms.gle/uTgSr3r8LQr3nPt2A *Spanish Interviews are available* Interviews will be conducted using video chat programs including Skype in 15-minute slots. For example 600-615 ET, 615-630 EDT, etc. Satellite interviews are not available. Participating Scientists/Engineers: Jim Garvin / NASA Goddard Chief Scientist Danny Glavin / NASA Scientist Jason Dworkin / NASA Scientist Lucy Lim / NASA Scientist Nayi Castro / NASA Engineer* Jose Aponte / NASA Scientist * Geronimo Villanueva / NASA Scientist * Location: Denver, CO Thomas Zurbuchen / Associate Administrator for the Science Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters Lori Glaze / Director, Planetary Science Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters Mark Clampin / Director of Sciences and Exploration Directorate, NASA Goddard Dante Lauretta / OSIRIS-REx Principal Investigator, University of Arizona Michelle Thaller / NASA Scientist
      Suggested Questions:
    1. Later today, NASA’s first asteroid sample return mission, OSIRIS-REx, will attempt to collect a sample from an asteroid named Bennu, to bring back to Earth. Tell us what is going to happen today.
    2. How tricky is today’s maneuver to collect the sample?
    3. What happens if you’re not able to collect a sample today?
    4. There are a lot of asteroids in our solar system. Why was Bennu chosen?
    5. What can asteroids teach us about the origins of our solar system, and whether life might exist elsewhere?
    6. What are you most excited about learning from this mission?
    7. How can our viewers watch today’s event unfold, and stay up to date on the mission?
      Longer interview questions:
    1. OSIRIS-REx first launched in 2016 and arrived at Bennu in 2018. Why have scientists waited so long to actually obtain a sample?
    2. How is the spacecraft able to keep up with the asteroid?
    3. The spot on Bennu where the spacecraft will touch is named Nightingale. What is the reason behind choosing this location? Scientists originally thought Bennu would have a smooth surface, but it’s proven to be a very rocky and treacherous surface. Can you talk about some of the other surprising things you’ve learned about this asteroid?
    4. What can asteroids teach us about our place in the universe and whether life might exist in other solar systems?
    5. The Apollo astronauts brought back samples of the Moon that we’re still studying today. Can you talk about why sample return missions are so important to scientists and what future missions might explore?
    6. What will scientists do once the sample returns to Earth?
    Suggested Anchor Intro: IT’S GAME DAY FOR NASA.... LATER TODAY, NASA WILL MAKE HISTORY WHEN ITS OSIRIS-REX SPACECRAFT ATTEMPTS TOUCHDOWN FOR THE FIRST TIME TO COLLECT A SAMPLE FROM AN ASTEROID THAT WILL LATER RETURN TO EARTH. TODAY WE HAVE XXXX JOINING US FROM XX, XXX TO TALK ABOUT THIS EXCITING MISSION, HOW WE CAN WATCH THE EVENTS UNFOLD AND WHAT SCIENTISTS ARE HOPING TO LEARN.
  • Ready For Launch: First Commercial Crew Rotational Mission To The International Space Station Launch Live Shots
    2020.11.10
    In May, NASA and its commercial partner, SpaceX, launched two astronauts to the International Space Station aboard a commercial rocket for the first time in a flight test known as Demo-2. The successful Demo-2 test set the stage for a new era of space exploration. On Saturday Nov. 14, NASA will take another important step with its Commercial Crew Program with the launch of a four-person crew to the International Space Station aboard a SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft. The mission called Crew-1 is the first crew rotation mission to the orbiting laboratory. The four astronauts - three American and one Japanese - will live aboard the space station for six months. Crew-1 will pave the way for regular, cost-effective launches to the station from American Soil. NASA astronauts and senior NASA leadership are available for virtual one-on-one interviews on Friday, Nov. 13 from 6:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. EST - just one day before Crew-1 launches and the day of launch, Saturday, Nov. 14 from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. EST to share the excitement of this historic launch, and what it means for the future of space exploration. Find out how your viewers can join NASA online to watch the launch. This is an exciting time for space travel as NASA and commercial partners pave the way for regular, cost-effective crewed flights to the space station from U.S. soil. To Book An Interview: please fill out this form: https://forms.gle/35jVf9wgALMhejzJ6 Interviews will be conducted using video chat programs including Skype in 15-minute slots. For example 600-615 ET, 615-630 EDT, etc. Interviews in Spanish are available. Satellite interviews are not available. Participating Astronauts and Hometowns: Availability on Friday, Nov 13 Drew Feustel / NASA Astronaut; Lake Orion, MI [6:00am - 8:00 am ET] Loral O’Hara / NASA Astronaut; Houston, TX [6:00am - 8:00 am ET] Mike Fincke / NASA Astronaut; Pittsburgh, PA [8:00am - 10:00am ET] Bob Behnken / NASA Astronaut, Demo-2; Saint Ann, MO [8:00am - 10:00am ET] Suni Williams/ NASA Astronaut; Needham, MA [8:30am - 9:30am ET] Jonny Kim/ NASA Astronaut; Los Angeles, CA [8:30am - 9:30am ET] Steve Bowen / NASA Astronaut; Cohasset, MA [10:00am - 12:00pm ET] Doug Hurley / NASA Astronaut, Demo-2; Endicott, NY [10:00am - 12:00pm ET] Nicole Mann/ NASA Astronaut, Petaluma, California [10:00am - 12:30pm ET] Availability on Saturday, Nov 14 Steve Bowen / NASA Astronaut; Cohasset, MA [9:00am - 11:00am ET] Loral O’Hara / NASA Astronaut; Houston, TX [9:00am - 11:00am ET] Mike Fincke / NASA Astronaut; Pittsburgh, PA [9:00am - 11:00am ET] Suni Williams/ NASA Astronaut; Needham, MA [2:00pm - 3:00pm ET] Jonny Kim/ NASA Astronaut; Los Angeles, CA [2:00pm - 3:00pm ET] Suggested Questions: Tomorrow is an exciting day! How is the launch of Crew-1 changing human spaceflight? The four-person crew will be up there for six months, is that a standard mission duration for astronauts? What are the plans for the commercial crew program moving forward? What will these astronauts be doing once they arrive at the International Space Station? What preparations will the astronauts go through as they’re getting ready for launch? What excites you most about the commercial crew program? How does tomorrow’s launch set the stage for future explorers to the Moon with the Artemis program? How can our viewers stay up-to-date on the launch? Suggested Anchor Intro: THE COMMERCIAL CREW PROGRAM IS THE START OF A NEW ERA OF SPACE EXPLORATION. TOMORROW, NASA IN COLLABORATION WITH SPACEX WILL LAUNCH WHAT IS KNOWN AS CREW-1. THIS WILL BE THE FIRST FULLY CREWED AND OPERATIONAL COMMERCIAL MISSION TO THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION. TODAY WE HAVE JOINING US NASA ASTRONAUT [...] TO TALK ABOUT THIS HISTORIC LAUNCH AND WHAT IT MEANS FOR THE FUTURE OF HUMAN SPACE EXPLORATION.
  • Measuring the Seas from Space! U.S.-European Satellite Launching THIS SATURDAY Seeks to Answer Vital Climate Questions Live Shots
    2020.11.17
    Earth’s climate is changing, and one of the clearest signs is rising sea levels in the world’s oceans. THIS Saturday, a U.S.- European collaboration will launch the first of two satellites that will track sea level height over the next decade. The Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich satellite will add vital measurements to a nearly 30-year record of sea level observations, giving us valuable insight to how the oceans are responding to climate change. This newest satellite will continue the longest-running series of missions dedicated to answering this question: How fast are Earth’s oceans rising and how will that impact us? NASA scientists are available virtually Friday, November 20 from 6:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. EST - one day before launch - and again Saturday, November 21 from 7:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. EST - just hours before launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California - to tell your viewers when they can watch the launch, and why it is important to document changing sea level. The mission consists of two identical satellites, Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich and Sentinel-6B, that will launch five years apart. Along with observing sea levels, these satellites will also provide precise data of atmospheric temperature and humidity that will help improve weather forecasts and climate models. ** To Schedule an interview:*** Please fill out this form: https://forms.gle/8hm3u5sG8mukMQLN7 Interviews will be conducted using video chat programs including Skype in 15-minute slots. For example 600-615 ET, 615-630 ET, etc. Satellite interviews are not available. *** Spanish Interviews are available *** Participating Scientists: Thomas Zurbuchen / Associate Administrator for the Science Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters Karen St. Germain / Earth Science Division Director, NASA Headquarters Nadya Vinogradova Shiffer / Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich Program Scientist, NASA Headquarters Ivona Cetinic / NASA Oceanographer, USRA Michelle Easter / JPL, Mechatronics Engineer Ben Hamlington / JPL, Research Scientist Josh Willis / JPL Project Scientist for Sentinel-6 Shannon Statham / JPL, Sentinel-6 AMR-C Integration & Test Lead Thomas Thammasuckdi / JPL, Ground Data Software Engineer Lead Steve Nerem / University of Colorado, Professor, Aerospace Engineering Sciences Eric Leuliette / NOAA, Sentinel-6 Project Scientist Carlos Del Castillo / NASA Scientist [Interviews in Spanish]* Erika Podest / JPL, climate scientist [Interviews in Spanish]* Pedro E. Moreira / JPL, Payload Development / Mechanical Engineer [Interviews in Spanish]* Suggested Questions: The primary goal of Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich is to measure the height of the ocean. How are scientists able to do that from space? Scientists have measured sea level using satellites in the past. Why is it important to continue these observations? How accurate will Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich be? Why is measuring sea level important? What does it tell us about climate change? How will data from Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich help to improve weather forecasts, such as the models that track the formation and evolution of hurricanes? What other data will the satellite be collecting? What is your role on the mission and what excites you about it? Where can people learn more and stay up to date on this mission? Suggested Anchor Intro: GLOBAL SEA LEVEL RISE IS ONE OF THE MOST DISTINCTIVE INDICATORS OF CHANGES IN OUR CLIMATE. NOW, NASA, IN COLLABORATION WITH EUROPEAN PARTNERS AND NOAA, IS LAUNCHING THE FIRST OF TWO SATELLITES THAT WILL EXTEND THE RECORD OF SEA LEVEL MEASUREMENTS THROUGH 2030. THE SENTINEL-6 MICHAEL FREILICH SATELLITE WILL ADD TO NEARLY 30 YEARS OF SEA LEVEL RECORDS AND WILL HELP ANSWER VITAL CLIMATE QUESTIONS. TODAY WE HAVE A NASA/NOAA TEAM MEMBER … TO TALK ABOUT THIS IMPORTANT MISSION TO MEASURE THE HEIGHT OF MORE THAN 90 PERCENT OF OUR OCEAN… AND WHY THESE MEASUREMENTS MATTER.
  • Hubble Celebrates 30 Years with Stunning Images of 30 Celestial Sights You Can See In the Night Sky Live Shots
    2020.12.03
    When asked about what the universe looks like, you probably think of Hubble images. The Hubble Space Telescope has inspired scientists and the public alike with its views of the universe for more than a generation. This year, Hubble celebrated its 30th anniversary, and to commemorate, NASA is releasing a collection of more than 50 newly processed images from its archives. The new images feature 30 star clusters, nebulae, and galaxies that can be seen from your backyard. With these images, Hubble continues to inspire the world to marvel at the beauty of our universe. NASA scientists are available virtually on Friday, December 11, from 6:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. EST to show your viewers these stunning new views of the cosmos, how they can spot some of these objects in the night sky, and talk about why this iconic telescope is one of humanity’s most important windows to the stars. Hubble has taken more than 1.4 million observations and counting over the last 30 years. The newly released images, which hadn’t been processed and released by NASA until now, show objects in the Caldwell catalog, a collection of star clusters, nebulae, and galaxies that can be viewed by amateur astronomers in the northern and southern hemispheres. All of these objects can be seen with a backyard telescope, some even with binoculars or the naked eye. To schedule an interview: Please fill out this form: https://forms.gle/jhzLVRKuWEVW9xBq6 ** Interviews will be conducted using video chat programs including Skype in 15-minute slots. For example 600-615 ET, 615-630 ET, etc. Satellite interviews are not available. ** Interviews are available in Spanish** Participating Scientists: Dr. Jennifer Wiseman / NASA Hubble Senior Project Scientist Jim Jeletic / NASA Hubble Deputy Project Manager Dr. Ken Carpenter / NASA Hubble Operations Project Scientist Dr. Michelle Thaller / NASA Goddard Assistant Director for Science Communications Dr. Rosa Diaz / Mission Engineering and Science Analysis Branch Deputy, Space Telescope Science Institute [interviews in Spanish] Max Mutchler / Principal Staff Scientist, Roman Telescope Branch, Space Telescope Science Institute Suggested Intro: EARLIER THIS YEAR THE HUBBLE SPACE TELESCOPE CELEBRATED ITS 30TH MISSION ANNIVERSARY, DOUBLE THE ORIGINAL MISSION DURATION. AS ANOTHER ROUND OF CELEBRATION FOR THIS MAJOR MILESTONE, TODAY HUBBLE IS RELEASING MORE THAN 50 NEW IMAGES OF STAR CLUSTERS, NEBULAS, AND GALAXIES. SOME OF THESE SPECTACULAR SIGHTS ARE THINGS YOU CAN SEE FROM YOUR OWN BACKYARD. TODAY WE ARE JOINED BY [...] TO SHOW US SOME OF THESE AMAZING IMAGES AND TELL US HOW WE CAN OBSERVE THESE OBJECTS IN THE NIGHT SKY.. Suggested Questions: Today NASA is releasing Hubble images of 30 objects. Can you tell us about these images and why they are interesting? You said some of these objects can be seen from your backyard. How can our viewers find them and see them? With so many images to date, what is Hubble working on now? Hubble’s story is the ultimate comeback story. It was designed to last 15 years, but thanks to the brave astronauts who upgraded it over several missions, it’s now 30 and still going strong. What’s next for the telescope? How can our viewers see more of these images and learn more about Hubble?

2019 Live Shots

Collection of live shots done in 2019
  • NASA's Mission Through Dangerous Space Is Going Out in Style
    2019.02.11
    NASA’s probe to understand a mysterious region around Earth is coming to an end. After a six and a half year long journey, the Van Allen Probes are going on one last mission. THIS WEEK NASA will move its twin Van Allen Probe satellites into a lower orbit as they begins their swan song — their last year to explore the hazardous radiation belts that surround Earth. In addition to providing non-stop observations of this little-explored region, it will act as a real-time experiment of how elements in the atmosphere can cause instruments to degrade in space. The Van Allen Probes launched in 2012 to explore the twin radiation belts around Earth; their mission had been expected to end in 2018. Unexpectedly resistant to the high-energy radiation coursing through the region, the spacecraft were hardy enough that — with some savvy fuel conservation — the mission could be extended another year. By studying the doughnut-shaped rings of radiation and how well spacecraft can survive there, NASA can better understand how radiation affects astronauts and technology sent into space. Join NASA scientists from 6:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, February 12, to learn about the Van Allen Probes’ final operation. ** To schedule an interview, fill out THIS FORM** suggested questions 1. You may think space is empty, but there is a lot there that we can’t see. What are space weather and radiation belts? 2. How do radiation belts affect space travel, astronauts and the space station? 3. A new radiation belt was discovered several years ago. Tell us about that discovery. 4. How do the radiation belts and space weather affect life here on Earth? 5. Where can we learn more? satellite coordinates HD Satellite Coordinates for G17-K24/Lower: Galaxy 17 Ku-band Xp 24 Slot Lower| 91.0 ° W Longitude | DL 12171.0 MHz | Vertical Polarity | QPSK/DVB-S | FEC 3/4 | SR 13.235 Mbps | DR 18.2954 MHz | HD 720p | Format MPEG2 | Chroma Level 4:2:0 | Audio Embedded Interview Location: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. Questions? Contact michelle.z.handleman@nasa.gov or 301-286-0918.
  • Earth Day 2019 Live Shots
    2019.04.15

    Celebrate Earth Day With NASA

    Use the hashtag #PictureEarth and share the beauty of Earth

    When you think of NASA you might be picturing astronauts, images of Jupiter and far-away galaxies, basically everything beyond our planet. But did you know that one of NASA’s biggest fields of study is our home, Earth? Of all the planets that NASA studies, none have matched the complexity of Earth. For 50 years, NASA has been sharing images of Earth that have changed our views of the planet. From the deep blue oceans to the many colors of the aurora and Earth’s vast landscapes. This Earth Day, NASA invites you to celebrate the planet we call home with a world-wide #PictureEarth social media event. Take a photo of the nature around you and share it on your social media accounts using the hashtag #PictureEarth. Join NASA scientists on 6:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. EDT on Friday, April 19 to find out how your viewers can join the fun and learn more about our interesting/unique/strange home. NASA has a fleet of satellites that are regularly collecting data to help us better understand and admire this little blue strange and mysterious planet. For more information about #PictureEarth, click HERE. *** To schedule an interview, fill out this form: https://forms.gle/JpFZdyjTtF1DnZ8i7 *** Location: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center/ Greenbelt, MD suggested questions 1. Why do we study Earth? What makes it different from other planets? 2. Can you talk about the different ways that NASA observes our planet from space? 3. NASA also observes Earth from the ground. Can you talk about some of your field and airborne campaigns? 4. How can our viewers participate in #PictureEarth? 5. Where can we learn more about our little blue planet? satellite coordinates HD Satellite Coordinates for G17-K18/Lower: Galaxy 17 Ku-band Xp 18 Slot Lower| 91.0 ° W Longitude | DL 12051.0 MHz | Vertical Polarity | QPSK/DVB-S | FEC 3/4 | SR 13.235 Mbps | DR 18.2954 MHz | HD 720p | Format MPEG2 | Chroma Level 4:2:0 | Audio Embedded ** Questions?? Contact michelle.z.handleman@nasa.gov or 301-286-0918 **
  • Astronauts Celebrate Hubble Servicing Mission Live Shots
    2019.05.08
    Hubble Captures Largest Deep View Of The Universe It’s Ever Assembled Image Possible Thanks to Astronaut Upgrades Conducted A Decade Ago Chat with NASA ASTRONAUTS Who Worked on the Telescope in Space!
    When it launched in 1990, NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope was only designed to last 15 years. Last month, the iconic telescope celebrated 29 years of science thanks in large part to the brave astronauts who upgraded it over five separate missions. It’s been 10 years this week since astronauts last visited Hubble, and the telescope continues to deliver breathtaking images and new science results. To date Hubble has taken more than 1.4 MILLION observations.....and counting. Join NASA astronauts from 6:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. EDT on Friday, May 17th , to hear their first-hand accounts about what is was like to work on Hubble in space, and to share with your viewers two breathtaking new images: a colorful new look at the Southern Crab Nebula, and Hubble’s largest portrait of the cosmos ever assembled from 16 years worth of observations by the telescope. The deep-sky mosaic provides a comprehensive history book of the universe from a region containing 265,000 galaxies that stretch back through 13.3 billion years of time to just 500 million years after the big bang. For more information @NASAHubble and www.nasa.gov/hubble. To schedule an interview, fill out: THIS FORM. suggested questions 1. Thanks to the upgrades you made to Hubble, the telescope continues to take breathtaking images including Hubble’s largest deep view of the universe.Can you show us some of these new images? 2. Can you talk about the types of upgrades you made to Hubble? 3. What was it like working on the Hubble Space Telescope? 4. Hubble will be 30 years old next year! How’s it doing? 5. Where can we learn more about the Hubble Space Telescope? satellite coordinates HD Satellite Coordinates for G17-K18/Lower: Galaxy 17 Ku-band Xp 18 Slot Lower| 91.0 ° W Longitude | DL 12051.0 MHz | Vertical Polarity | QPSK/DVB-S | FEC 3/4 | SR 13.235 Mbps | DR 18.2954 MHz | HD 720p | Format MPEG2 | Chroma Level 4:2:0 | Audio Embedded Interview Location is: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD Questions? Contact Michelle Handleman, michelle.z.handleman@nasa.gov or 301-286-0918
  • Share Your Apollo Stories Live Shots June 20th, 2019
    2019.06.14

    NASA Invites Your Viewers to Share Their Apollo Stories Help NASA Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the First Moon Landing

    It’s been almost 50 years since the first humans landed on the Moon. On July 20, 1969, people from all over the world tuned in to watch the Apollo 11 astronauts make history. As a celebration of this anniversary, NASA invites your viewers to submit their memories of the Apollo 11 Moon landing and reflections on future space exploration to an oral history project. Help NASA collect stories from all 50 states. We invite your audience to go to the website nasa.gov/apollostories to share their memories from that historic day. Chat with NASA scientists on June 20 from 6:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. EST about the past, present and future of lunar and solar system exploration. Find out how your viewers can share their memories of Apollo and their excitement for the next generation of lunar explorers as NASA prepares to return to the Moon by 2024. Coming soon, NASA Explorers: Apollo is an audio series that tells stories of the Moon and the people who explore it. Questions? Contact: michelle.z.handleman@nasa.gov or 301-286-0918 *** To schedule an interview fill out THIS FORM. *** suggested questions 1. The 50th anniversary of the first moon landing is just ONE month away and NASA is celebrating by collecting people’s memories of that historic event. How can our viewers participate? 2. Fifty years ago we first stepped foot on the Moon. Why does NASA want to go back to the Moon? 3. How has the Apollo 11 mission affected your life and career decision? 4. NASA currently has a mission orbiting the Moon, the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter. What are some of the surprising things have we learned from this mission? 5. How will returning to the Moon help us move forward to putting humans on Mars? 6. Where can our viewers submit their Apollo story? satellite coordinates HD Satellite Coordinates for G17-K18/Lower: Galaxy 17 Ku-band Xp 18 Slot Lower| 91.0 ° W Longitude | DL 12051.0 MHz | Vertical Polarity | QPSK/DVB-S | FEC 3/4 | SR 13.235 Mbps | DR 18.2954 MHz | HD 720p | Format MPEG2 | Chroma Level 4:2:0 | Audio Embedded<
  • NASA’s 50th Anniversary Of The Apollo 11 Moon Landing Live Shots
    2019.07.09
    NASA’s 50th Anniversary of the First Small Step on the Moon, with Giant Leaps to Come How The Apollo Missions Changed The World Forever.
    On July 16th, NASA invites you to go outside and look up at the full moon, remembering that nearly 50 years ago, humans landed on the lunar surface for the first time. With just days until the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing, we look back at how Apollo altered the course of space exploration while looking ahead toward NASA’s upcoming plans to go back to the Moon with the Artemis program, then Mars. Chat with NASA scientists on Tuesday July 16 from 6:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. EST about the past, present and future of lunar and solar system exploration. “Starting with Apollo 11 and continuing to today’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), the Moon has always beckoned as a destination and ‘learning spot’,” says NASA Goddard Chief Scientist, Jim Garvin. Since the Apollo missions, LRO has provided new detailed data of the Moon’s landscape for future robotic and human exploration. Recently celebrating 10 years in space, LRO is helping to lay the foundation for our next generation of lunar explorers with NASA’s Artemis program, which will launch the first woman and the next man where no human has gone before: the Moon’s South Pole. To schedule an interview, fill out this form: https://forms.gle/KjBxBE7Cy7kYqB7o6 suggested questions 1. Today is the 50th anniversary of the launch of Apollo 11. With the Moon landing anniversary just a couple days away, how is NASA looking back on this momenuntal moment? 2. In the next couple of months, NASA will be opening Moon rock samples sealed since the Apollo missions. What do we want to learn from these samples? 3. NASA currently has a mission orbiting the Moon, the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, which just celebrated its 10th anniversary. What are some of the surprising things we’re learning about the Moon from this mission? 4. Tell us about NASA’s next mission to the Moon, Artemis, and why we’re choosing to bring the first woman and the next man to the Moon’s South Pole. 5. Where can people share their stories about Apollo and learn more? satellite coordinates HD Satellite Coordinates for G17-K18/Lower: Galaxy 17 Ku-band Xp 18 Slot Lower| 91.0 ° W Longitude | DL 12051.0 MHz | Vertical Polarity | QPSK/DVB-S | FEC 3/4 | SR 13.235 Mbps | DR 18.2954 MHz | HD 720p | Format MPEG2 | Chroma Level 4:2:0 | Audio Embedded Contact courtney.a.lee@nasa.gov or 301-286-2740 if you have any questions.
  • NASA’s Newest Planet Hunter To Reveal New Results From Its First Year In Orbit Live Shots
    2019.07.25
    NASA’s Planet Hunter Reveals Exciting Discoveries in the Search for Strange New Worlds Look Up! Planets Orbit All The Stars You Can See In The Night Sky
    In its first year in orbit, NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, or TESS, scanned the skies in the southern hemisphere, where it discovered a variety of strange worlds. Next week, TESS will be unveiling some of its newest and most exciting discoveries about the planets orbiting the stars closest to us. Join NASA scientists on Thursday, August 1 from 6:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. EDT to find out what TESS has discovered so far and how it is contributing to NASA’s search for life. Learn more about what scientists hope to find next, and how your viewers can join scientists and help NASA spot these distant worlds. It wasn’t that long ago that scientists weren’t sure if there were planets orbiting other stars, just as Earth orbits the Sun. With help from telescopes both in space and on the ground, we now know that our galaxy is teeming with exoplanets, or planets that lie beyond our solar system. In fact, when you look up at the night sky, consider that just about every star you see might have at least one planet orbiting it...maybe many more. NASA is diving deeper into the search for planets orbiting nearby stars with TESS and now as it enters year two, it will turn its gaze to the northern hemisphere, hunting for planets that orbit some of the stars we see each night with the naked eye. *** To schedule an interview, fill out this form: https://forms.gle/Ln2PY6mCQ4sVmGxv9 *** The Massachusetts Institute of Technology will be hosting the first science conference for TESS results the week of July 29th. Scientists will be available for in-person interviews Wednesday, July 31st from 2:00-4:00 and 4:30-6:30 p.m. ET. For more information click here: https://tsc.mit.edu/outreach.html. To RSVP email: Natalia Guerrero at nmg @mit.edu. suggested questions 1) TESS has spent its first year scanning the skies for strange new worlds. What fascinating things did it discover? 2) How does TESS look for planets around other stars? 3) What are you excited for TESS to find as it turns to our local skies? 4) Traveling to even the closest stars would still take hundreds of thousands of years with our current technology. How are these distant planets relevant to us? 5) NASA is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first Moon landing, with future plans to take astronauts to the Moon and then to Mars. What will studying the Moon and Mars up close tell us about planets around other stars? 6) How can our viewers learn more about this mission and get involved in looking for exoplanets? satellite coordinates HD Satellite Coordinates for G17-K18/Lower: Galaxy 17 Ku-band Xp 18 Slot Lower| 91.0 ° W Longitude | DL 12051.0 MHz | Vertical Polarity | QPSK/DVB-S | FEC 3/4 | SR 13.235 Mbps | DR 18.2954 MHz | HD 720p | Format MPEG2 | Chroma Level 4:2:0 | Audio Embedded *** Questions? Contact Courtney.a.lee@nasa.gov or 301-286-3131.*** Keep up to date on the latest with TESS on Twitter @NASA_TESS!
  • New NASA Campaign Tracks Wildfire Smoke Live Shots
    2019.08.06
    New NASA Campaign Tracks How Wildfire Smoke Impacts the Air We Breathe Record-Breaking Heat Conditions Set the Stage for Hotter and Longer Fires Ahead
    This summer, fires have raged through hundreds of thousands of acres across North America, polluting the air we breathe. The smoke from these wildfires can even cross the Atlantic Ocean and travel around the globe. NASA’s latest fire campaign will be the most comprehensive mission undertaken in the continental United States to investigate fast-traveling wildfire smoke. Early data points to this past July as the hottest month ever recorded. The effects of drier conditions are setting conditions for more intense wildfires that can bring dangerous smoke to a city near you. Chat with NASA scientists on Thursday, August 8 from 6:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. EST to find out more about what NASA is doing to track smoke and its impact on your local community. From its unique vantage point in space, NASA serves as one of the first detectors of fire. With NASA’s latest satellite technology, we can help firefighters and forest managers combat fires by tracking wildfire movement and impact in real-time *** To schedule an interview, please fill out THIS FORM.*** Location for interviews is NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. suggested questions 1. We all know NASA as a space agency. How can NASA’s unique perspective inform us about wildfires? 2. NASA researchers are in the field right now tracking smoke from wildfires. What are they seeing from the air and ground? 3. This June was the hottest June on record, with early data pointing to July being the warmest month on record. What impact has that had on this year’s fire season? 4. When you think of wildfires, you usually associate that with the western part of the U.S. How can wildfires affect us throughout the world? 5. How does a changing planet contribute to longer and hotter wildfires? 6. Where can people learn more? satellite coordinates HD Satellite Coordinates for G17-K21/Lower: Galaxy 17 Ku-band Xp 21 Slot Lower| 91.0 ° W Longitude | DL 12111.0 MHz | Horizontal Polarity | QPSK/DVB-S | FEC 3/4 | SR 13.235 Mbps | DR 18.2954 MHz | HD 720p | Format MPEG2 | Chroma Level 4:2:0 | Audio Embedded *** Questions? Contact isabelle.c.yan@nasa.gov or 301-286-2470.
  • New NASA Images Show Summer Melting In The Arctic Live Shots
    2019.08.29
    Record Ice Loss in Greenland, With More Melting to Come New NASA Images Show Melting As Summer Heat Bakes The Arctic
    It’s been a summer of record temperatures — and even the world’s coldest places have felt the heat. As the high temperatures bake the Arctic, the Greenland ice sheet is experiencing extreme levels of ice loss. Ice on the sea surrounding the Arctic also continues to retreat. Chat with NASA scientists on Friday, Sept. 6 from 6:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. EST to find out how the latest heatwave in Europe may impact the Arctic and how these dramatic changes in the Arctic can affect you. Arctic ice both on land and sea are melting at a rapid rate, and newer ice isn't sticking around for long. The rising temperatures are causing younger, thinner ice to cover less area than in the past. Since 1980, the Arctic has lost enough sea ice volume to equal all the water in Lake Superior — one of the largest lakes in the world. NASA is keeping a close eye on the Arctic from the ground, the air, and space to help understand how Arctic temperature change is affecting weather all around the globe. Whether 2019 will set a new record for Arctic ice loss remains to be seen, but it is tracking to be one of the top five lowest in the 40-year satellite record. To schedule an interview, please fill out this form: https://forms.gle/x6CXSkYwAfZsPn1Z6 Interview Location: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD Suggested Questions 1. This summer has been unusually warm around the world, but particularly in the Arctic. What do the latest images show us about this year’s summer in the Arctic? 2. One of the biggest stories this summer was the extreme melting in Greenland. How unusual has this summer been for the glaciers on land? 3. NASA’s newest Earth-observing satellite is measuring the sea ice thickness in the Arctic with unprecedented detail. What surprising things has it already discovered? 4.How do changes in the Arctic impact us when the Arctic is so far away? 5. Where can we learn more? Satellite Coordinates: HD Satellite Coordinates for G17-K18/Lower: Galaxy 17 Ku-band Xp 18 Slot Lower| 91.0 ° W Longitude | DL 12051.0 MHz | Vertical Polarity | QPSK/DVB-S | FEC 3/4 | SR 13.235 Mbps | DR 18.2954 MHz | HD 720p | Format MPEG2 | Chroma Level 4:2:0 | Audio Embedded Questions? Contact michelle.z.handleman@nasa.gov or 301-286-0918
  • NASA To Reveal Finding Of Rare Black Hole Event Live Shots
    2019.09.26
    On Thursday, Sept. 26, NASA will share news about a rare phenomenon caused by a black hole. Chat with scientists on Friday, Sept. 27, from 6:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. EDT to learn more about this discovery. Black holes are some of the most exotic cosmic objects scientists study, and they play an integral role in the life cycle and evolution of galaxies — including our own. With help from satellites and ground-based observatories, NASA is one step closer to understanding one of the most extraordinary cosmic events. An update with details about the announcement will be released on Sept 26. A link to the story release along with relevant b-roll will be posted on this page. Schedule an Interview To schedule an interview please fill out our form: https://forms.gle/rH7Ct9LWqETGB1gC7 Interview location: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland Satellite Coordinates HD Satellite Coordinates for G17-K18/Lower: Galaxy 17 Ku-band Xp 18 Slot Lower| 91.0 ° W Longitude | DL 12051.0 MHz | Vertical Polarity | QPSK/DVB-S | FEC 3/4 | SR 13.235 Mbps | DR 18.2954 MHz | HD 720p | Format MPEG2 | Chroma Level 4:2:0 | Audio Embedded Questions? Contact michelle.z.handleman@nasa.gov or 301-286-0918.
  • NASA’s Mission to Explore the Connection Between Earth’s Weather and Space
    2019.10.04
    NASA’s Mission to Explore the Connection Between Earth’s Weather and Space Get the Latest Space Weather Forecast from a NASA Scientist Before ICON’s Liftoff What happens in space doesn’t stay in space. Where Earth and space meet, winds from weather patterns ripple upward while solar energy streams down from above, forming a complex system that affects everyday technologies we rely on. Next week, NASA will launch the Ionospheric Connection Explorer (ICON) to study the ionosphere — a dynamic region of Earth’s upper atmosphere, which is home to colorful auroras, communication satellites, and humans living aboard the International Space Station. Join NASA scientists from 6:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, October 9th – just hours before the launch – to learn about ICON and the ever-changing conditions in space, known as space weather. More information on how you can watch the launch on NASA TV: https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-to-broadcast-launch-of-mission-to-study-the-frontier-of-space Schedule an Interview To schedule an interview please fill out our form: https://forms.gle/6sJADqywMkJTQWg98 Suggested Questions 1. Just like the weather here on Earth, the conditions in space are constantly changing. What’s today’s space weather forecast? 2. From 360 miles above Earth, ICON will see beautiful bright swaths of red and green light in the atmosphere. What is this colorful glow? 3.How does space weather affect us? 4. Why is space weather important in traveling to the Moon and Beyond? 5. Where can we learn more? Satellite Coordinates Interview Location: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD HD Satellite Coordinates for G17-K18/Upper: Galaxy 17 Ku-band Xp 18 Slot Upper| 91.0 ° W Longitude | DL 12069.0 MHz | Vertical Polarity | QPSK/DVB-S | FEC 3/4 | SR 13.235 Mbps | DR 18.2954 MHz | HD 720p | Format MPEG2 | Chroma Level 4:2:0 | Audio Embedded
  • Rain and Snow Tell Two Decades of Stories Live Shots
    2019.10.10
    Rain and Snow Tell Two Decades of Stories in New NASA Record NASA Remasters the Past For Clues to the Future
    When it rains, it pours data. What falls from the sky lands in every aspect of our lives on the ground, from our food supplies to our safety and health. By studying rain and snow, NASA can better understand how to model natural disasters, forecast crop yields and prevent water-borne diseases — including cholera, malaria and Zika virus. Now NASA has remastered the past by creating the most complete NASA record to date of rainfall patterns all over the world. With nearly 20 years of data, this record looks back for key clues to uncovering the future of our planet. Chat with NASA scientists from 6:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. EDT on Thursday, October 17 to find out more about the stories that rain and snow can tell us and how this two decade record applies to your region. To schedule an interview, please fill out this form: https://forms.gle/4LBVaWM1CGR3TpcX8 Interview Location: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD Suggested Questions 1. NASA has just released its most comprehensive record to date of rain and snow all around the world. Tell us more about the big picture. 2. From space, NASA can see Earth’s wettest and driest places. What are they? 3. As temperatures on Earth grow more extreme, what can two decades of rain and snow tell us about our changing planet? 4. We know this data spans the whole world, but what does it say about us here in our city? 5. How can this long record of what falls from the sky help us on the ground? 6. Where can we learn more? Satellite Coordinates: HD Satellite Coordinates for G17-K17/Lower: Galaxy 17 Ku-band Xp 17 Slot Lower | 91.0 ° W Longitude | DL 12031.0 MHz | Horizontal Polarity | QPSK/DVB-S | FEC 3/4 | SR 13.235 Mbps | DR 18.2954 MHz | HD 720p | Format MPEG2 | Chroma Level 4:2:0 | Audio Embedded Questions? Contact isabelle.c.yan@nasa.gov or 301-286-6836.
  • Watch Mercury Glide Across the Sun in Near Real Time
    2019.11.05
     Watch Mercury Glide Across the Sun on Nov. 11 Talk Live with a NASA Scientist During Rare Astronomical Event:  
    Want to catch a glimpse of Mercury? Don’t look too close, but on November 11, our solar system's smallest planet will appear as a small black dot gliding across the face of the Sun. During this rare astronomical event, called a transit, Mercury’s orbit passes directly between Earth and the Sun, similar to a solar eclipse. These events only occur about 13 times per century! In fact, the next transit won’t take place until 2032. Chat with a NASA scientist between 6:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. EST on Monday, Nov. 11 to learn more about the safest ways to view Mercury’s journey across the Sun, and how events like this help scientists search for planets orbiting around distant stars. It’s never safe to look directly at the Sun, whether with the naked eye or with a telescope, but NASA will offer stunning, high-definition views of the Mercury transit in near real time, courtesy of the Solar Dynamics Observatory. Mercury will begin crossing onto the Sun at around 7:36 a.m. EST before exiting the solar disk at around 1:04 p.m. EST. suggested questions 1. An amazing phenomenon is happening today that won’t happen for another 13 years — Mercury is passing in front of the Sun! What exactly is going on? 2. NASA uses events like this one to find planets around other stars. How does that work? 3. We’ve always been told not to look directly at the sun. So how can our viewers see today’s event? 4. What do transits and eclipses teach us about our own solar system? 5. Where can we learn more about stars and planets? (@NASASun @NASAUniverse) satellite coordinates Interview Location: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD HD Satellite Coordinates for G17-K17/Upper: Galaxy 17 Ku-band Xp 17 Slot Upper | 91.0 ° W Longitude | DL 12049.0 MHz | Horizontal Polarity | QPSK/DVB-S | FEC 3/4 | SR 13.235 Mbps | DR 18.2954 MHz | HD 720p | Format MPEG2 | Chroma Level 4:2:0 | Audio Embedded ** Contact michelle.z.handleman@nasa.gov or 301-286-0918 if you have any questions.
  • New Results from Mission to Touch the Sun Live Shots
    2019.12.04
    NASA's Mission to Touch the Sun Shines a Light on Solar Mysteries
    Parker Solar Probe Releases Hot New Results From the Sun
    No star is more important to us than our own Sun. But for something so necessary for life, there is a lot we don’t know about the familiar bright ball of gas. On Dec. 4th, NASA’s first mission to ‘touch’ the Sun will shed light on some of its biggest mysteries. Chat with NASA scientists on Thursday, Dec. 5th from 6:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. EST to learn more about how Parker Solar Probe is changing the way we think about the Sun and its role in our solar system. Parker Solar Probe launched in 2018 to study some of the Sun's mysteries from closer than ever before. With Parker, NASA is diving into the origins of solar wind — the stream of charged particles coming from the Sun — to learn more about how it behaves. The spacecraft is also looking back through time by examining space dust, cosmic crumbs left behind by passing comets and asteroids. Click here for more information about the Parker Solar Probe mission. Schedule an Interview To schedule an interview, please fill out our form: https://forms.gle/CJbRj3Zt9ojmZbMr5 Satellite Coordinates Interview Location: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD HD Satellite Coordinates for G17-K17/Upper: Galaxy 17 Ku-band Xp 14 Slot Upper | 91.0 ° W Longitude | DL 11989.0 MHz | Vertical Polarity | QPSK/DVB-S | FEC 3/4 | SR 13.235 Mbps | DR 18.2954 MHz | HD 720p | Format MPEG2 | Chroma Level 4:2:0 | Audio Embedded Suggested Intro And Questions Anchor Intro: A MISSION TO TOUCH THE SUN…NASA’S PARKER SOLAR PROBE HAS JUST FINISHED UP ITS FIRST YEAR OF STUDYING THE SUN FROM CLOSER THAN EVER BEFORE, AND THE RESULTS ARE SIZZLING HOT. TODAY WE ARE JOINED BY _ TO TELL US MORE... Main questions: NASA’s mission to touch the Sun has just returned its first results. What is Parker Solar Probe seeing from up close? We’ve heard that one of the things Parker is looking at is space dust. Is it anything like dust here on Earth? The Sun is hot! How can Parker “touch the Sun” without burning up? This mission is the closest spacecraft to the Sun. What other records will Parker Solar Probe break? NASA is sending astronauts back to the Moon and beyond with its Artemis program. Could the Sun affect those travel plans? Where can we learn more about the Sun and Parker Solar Probe? Questions for longer interviews: The Sun has been pretty quiet lately. Did this period of low activity impact results from Parker Solar Probe? How does Parker Solar Probe help us understand other stars? This mission is complicated, what had to be accomplished for the Parker Solar Probe to fly? We’ve heard a lot about what’s going on up in space, how does space weather impact us on Earth? Please contact gsfc-nasamediarequest@mail.nasa.gov or 301-286-0918 if you have any questions.
  • Hubble Captures Brand New Images of Interstellar Comet
    2019.12.09
    A visitor from a star system far, far away is ready for its closeup. The Hubble Space Telescope has captured a new image of the first known interstellar comet as it makes its closest approach to our Sun. Chat with Hubble scientists from 6:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. EST on Friday, December 13th, to learn about the out-of-this-solar-system discovery, find out what this comet can teach us about what lies beyond our own solar system and learn how your viewers may be able to see this interstellar visitor for themselves. This comet is the second confirmed interstellar object visiting our solar system, and likely the first interstellar comet ever discovered. Scientists are taking advantage of this fleeting opportunity to observe this ancient ball of ice and dust before it departs our solar system forever. The comet is visible in amateur telescopes, and will provide clues about the makeup of other planetary systems. Schedule an Interview To schedule an interview, please fill out our form: https://forms.gle/MAbhBGYpSgtUzQsx5 Suggested Questions Tell us about this new comet image taken by Hubble and why is it so special? How do we know it didn’t come from our solar system? How can we see this comet for ourselves? Next year Hubble will be celebrating its 30th birthday! How’s it doing? Where can we learn more about this image and the Hubble Space Telescope? Bonus Questions Has Hubble viewed other comets before? Is there anything else in the night sky we should be looking at this weekend? How close is this getting to Earth? What’s the difference between an asteroid and a comet? Satellite Coordinates HD Satellite Coordinates for G17-K18/Upper: Galaxy 17 Ku-band Xp 18 Slot Upper| 91.0 ° W Longitude | DL 12069.0 MHz | Vertical Polarity | QPSK/DVB-S | FEC 3/4 | SR 13.235 Mbps | DR 18.2954 MHz | HD 720p | Format MPEG2 | Chroma Level 4:2:0 | Audio Embedded

2018 Live Shots

Collection of live shots done in 2018
  • The Numbers Are In: Where Does 2017 Rank for Global Temperatures? Live Shots 1.18.18
    2018.01.16
    The Numbers Are In: Where Does 2017 Rank for Global Temperatures?
    NASA Scientists Available January 19th To Share Latest With Your Viewers

    In many parts of the United States, 2017 was a year of extremes: deadly hurricanes, devastating flooding and wildfires but also record-breaking Arctic temperatures across much of the country and surprising snowfall in areas of the country that don’t usually see much of the white, fluffy stuff. New York City experienced its coldest New Year’s Eve in 55 years, and Los Angeles hosted the hottest World Series game ever. But where does 2017 rank globally in the temperature record books?

    Join NASA scientists from 6:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. EST on Friday, Jan. 19 to find out where 2017 global temperatures rank, and find out how NASA uses its unique vantage point from space to track how the Earth is responding to a warming climate.

    Despite year-to-year changes, average temperatures around the globe remain on a steady, long-term upward trend. In fact, 17 of the 18 warmest years on record have occurred since 2001. NASA scientists will break down where 2017 stands in the record books, and what role warmer temperatures may have played in the extreme events that the U.S. experienced last year.

    HD Satellite Coordinates for G17-K18/Upper: Galaxy 17 Ku-band Xp 18 Slot Upper| 91.0 ° W Longitude | DL 12069.0 MHz | Vertical Polarity | QPSK/DVB-S | FEC 3/4 | SR 13.235 Mbps | DR 18.2954 MHz | HD 720p | Format MPEG2 | Chroma Level 4:2:0 | Audio Embedded

    *****To book a window contact**** Michelle Handleman / Michelle.z.handleman@nasa.gov / 301-286-0918

    Suggested Questions:
    1. NASA just released data about 2017. Tell us where 2017 ranks among the warmest years on record?

    2. December was unusually cold for much of the U.S. How does that compare to what we saw elsewhere around the world last month?
    3. Last year was a wild year for weather in the United States/our area. How does what we saw overall in the U.S. in 2017 relate to the broader global picture? 

    4. What are some of the other effects we’re seeing as temperatures rise?
    5. Where can we learn more?

    Questions For Longer Interviews:
    1. What is an El Niño and what part has this weather pattern played in global temperatures in recent years?
    2. How might shifting patterns of El Niño to a possible La Nina impact us this year?
    3. What is driving our planet’s long term warming trend?
    4. One or two degree temperature increases don’t sound like much. Why is this significant?
    5. NASA has a global perspective here on Earth and in space. How do NASA’s observations from space help us understand the changing climate?

    Live Shot Details:

    Location: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center/Greenbelt, Maryland

    Scientists:
    Dr. Doug Morton / NASA Scientist (English and Portuguese)
    Dr. Lesley Ott / NASA Scientist
    Dr. Eric Brown De Colstoun / NASA Scientist (en Español)

  • ‘Super, Blue Blood Moon’ Will Leave Spectators in Awe Live Shots
    2018.01.24
    ‘Super, Blue Blood Moon’ Will Leave Spectators in Awe on Jan. 31 br>NASA Scientists Available Jan. 30 to Show Viewers How to See the Magnificent Moon.

    It’s the Moon’s turn to shine next week, coming on the heels of the solar eclipse last August. Serendipity strikes on Wednesday, Jan. 31 as a total lunar eclipse will happen at the same time as a supermoon and a blue Moon. This lunar trifecta is the first of its kind in 35 years and will not occur again until 2037.

    Join NASA scientists from 6:00-11:30 a.m. EST on Tuesday, Jan. 30 – the day before the rare event – to find out how your viewers can experience the ‘Super, Blue, Blood Moon’ and learn more about our closest celestial neighbor.

    People around the world will experience a bigger and brighter Moon caused by the Moon’s closest approach to Earth in its elliptical orbit. Viewers in the central and western U.S., Australia, New Zealand and Eastern Asia will get the added bonus of seeing a lunar eclipse – giving the Moon a copper glow. NASA scientists are using the lunar eclipse as an opportunity to study what happens when the Moon goes from baking in the Sun to being in the cold shadow of the Earth. A blue Moon occurs on the second full Moon of a calendar month. The chance alignment happens once in a ‘blue Moon.’

    **** To book a window contact: michelle.z.handleman@nasa.gov/ 301-286-0918 ****

    HD Satellite Digital Coordinates for G17-K18/Upper: Galaxy 17 Ku-band Xp 18 Slot Upper| 91.0 ° W Longitude | DL 12069.0 MHz | Vertical Polarity | QPSK/DVB-S | FEC 3/4 | SR 13.235 Mbps | DR 18.2954 MHz | HD 720p | Format MPEG2 | Chroma Level 4:2:0 | Audio Embedded Suggested Questions:
    1. What is the best way to watch the ‘Super, Blue Blood Moon?’
    2. How rare is the combination of a lunar eclipse, super and blue Moon?
    3. NASA has been studying the Moon with the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter – or LRO – for eight years. What has been most surprising about NASA’s observations of the Moon?
    4. How can NASA’s understanding of our Moon lead to further space exploration?
    5. Where can we learn more about our Moon and NASA’s observations of it?

    Questions for longer interviews:
    1. What does the lunar eclipse mean for a spacecraft orbiting the Moon?
    2. During the total solar eclipse, people in the path of totality experienced a drop in temperature. How will the temperature on the Moon be affected by this eclipse?
    3. The 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 is approaching. What is there left to learn about the Moon?
    4. When will this unusual combination of a lunar eclipse, super and blue Moon occur again?

    Live Shot Details:

    Location: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center/Greenbelt, Maryland

    Scientists:
    Dr. Noah Petro / NASA Scientist / LRO Deputy Project Scientist
    Dr. Michelle Thaller / NASA Scientist
    Dr. Jake Bleacher / NASA Scientist
    Dr. Geronimo Villanueva / NASA Scientist [en Español]

  • Space Communications Live Interviews - Feb. 15, 2018
    2018.02.07
    Next Generation of Space Exploration Starts at NASA New Straight out of Sci-Fi Laser Technology Will Advance Space Communications

    We’ve all been frustrated with spotty cell coverage. NASA faced a similar issue, in space. Fifty years ago, astronauts were only able to communicate with Earth about 15 percent of the time. Thanks to NASA’s advances in space communications, every word and heartbeat from astronauts circling 250 miles above Earth aboard the International Space Station comes down to Mission Control in near real-time. NASA’s Tracking and Data Relay Satellites (TDRS) bring in data from over 40 missions including the space station.

    Have you ever wondered how NASA communicates with astronauts and streams live video from space? Or how striking images of the cosmos get back to Earth? Join NASA space communications experts from 6:00-11:30 a.m. ET on Thursday, Feb. 15, to learn about this amazing technology and get a preview of how NASA is using lasers to take space communications and navigation to the next level for future exploration missions.

    The space communications network that allows NASA astronauts and low-Earth orbiting satellites to communicate with the ground is entering a new age of exploration and technology. The latest TDRS launched on Aug. 18, 2017. Next week, TDRS-13 will officially join NASA’s Space Network. With its addition, the TDRS fleet will have more satellites than ever before, working together to enable science discoveries and exploration. Future communications satellites will use lasers to relay even more data at once.

    *****Schedule a live or taped interview***** Clare Skelly / clare.a.skelly@nasa.gov / 301-286-4994


    HD Satellite Coordinates for G17-K18/Upper: Galaxy 17 Ku-band Xp 18 Slot Upper| 91.0 ° W Longitude | DL 12069.0 MHz | Vertical Polarity | QPSK/DVB-S | FEC 3/4 | SR 13.235 Mbps | DR 18.2954 MHz | HD 720p | Format MPEG2 | Chroma Level 4:2:0 | Audio Embedded

    Suggested Questions: 1. How has communicating with astronauts changed since the Apollo missions? 2. NASA’s space communications network has more satellites than ever before working to bring back data from space. What does the newest satellite add to the network? 3. How will NASA eventually use ‘space lasers’ to advance this technology? 4. NASA spacecraft capture stunning imagery of everything from our home planet to the cosmos. What kinds of missions does TDRS support? 5. Where can we learn more?

    Extra Questions for Longer Interviews: 1. How will NASA take future generations of space communications satellites to the next level? 2. What is NASA doing to develop and perfect laser communications technology? 3. NASA has three communications networks – the Near Earth Network, Space Network and Deep Space Network. How are they different? 4. How would you describe the TDRS legacy?

    Location: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center/Greenbelt, Maryland

    Interview Talent: David Littmann/TDRS Project Manager Cheryl Gramling/Navigation Systems Engineer Greg Heckler/Telecommunications Systems Manager Sandra Cauffman/Deputy Director of the Earth Science Division at NASA Headquarters [Spanish speaker]

    Video: NASA will roll all insert videos during live interviews. If needed, stations can roll a clean feed of all video at 5:45 a.m. ET on Feb. 15, at the above listed satellite. Canned interviews and b-roll will be available on this page starting at 6 p.m. on Feb. 14.

    For more visit: https://esc.gsfc.nasa.gov/ and @NASA_TDRS

  • Faster Weather Tracking On The Way. Feb. 23 Live Shots About Upcoming Launch Of GOES-S
    2018.02.20
    Calling All Meteorologists! Faster Weather Tracking On The Way

    U.S. Will Now Have Two of the Most Advanced Weather Satellites Ever, Operating in Tandem
    NOAA Scientists Available Feb. 23 to Talk about New GOES-S Satellite Launching Next Week

    Last year’s historic hurricanes and wildfires and extreme storm systems called for fast and reliable weather forecasting. On Thursday, March 1, NASA will launch NOAA’s newest weather satellite, GOES-S, which will scan the Earth five times faster and at four times the image resolution. GOES-S is the second of NOAA’s new series of advanced geostationary weather satellites. With it, the United States will now have two of the most advanced weather satellites working in tandem to provide unprecedented coverage across the entire U.S. and most of the Western Hemisphere, from the west coast of Africa to New Zealand. This includes the northeastern Pacific, the birthplace of many weather systems that affect the continental U.S., and where there is comparatively little data.

    Join NOAA scientists from 6:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. ET on Friday, Feb. 23 — just days before launch — to learn how GOES-S will help forecasters predict and emergency officials plan for future extreme weather and natural disasters.

    The new GOES-S satellite has triple the number of channels from older geostationary weather satellites, which allow it to see in different wavelengths of light, including a new near-infrared band, which can discern between snow, ice and clouds. GOES-S will track storm systems, lightning, wildfires, coastal fog and other weather hazards that threaten the U.S. – particularly in the western U.S., Hawaii and Alaska. It will also give forecasters and emergency responders more time to prepare for severe weather across the U.S. as storm systems move east. GOES-S is a joint collaboration between NOAA and NASA.
    **Schedule a live or taped interview** Michelle Handleman / michelle.z.handleman@nasa.gov / 301-286-0918

    HD Satellite Coordinates for G17-K24/Lower: Galaxy 17 Ku-band Xp 24 Slot Lower| 91.0 ° W Longitude | DL 12171.0 MHz | Vertical Polarity | QPSK/DVB-S | FEC 3/4 | SR 13.235 Mbps | DR 18.2954 MHz | HD 720p | Format MPEG2 | Chroma Level 4:2:0 | Audio Embedded

    Suggested Questions:
    1. How will the newest, most-advanced GOES satellite improve weather forecasts?
    2. Last year, we saw destructive hurricanes, record wildfire season and devastating flooding. How will GOES-S help us better predict and prepare for extreme weather?
    3. How will new technology on GOES-S help my local weather forecasts?
    4. Fog can be responsible for flight delays all over the country. How will GOES-S help with aviation forecasts?
    5. Where can we learn more about the new satellite as it prepares to launch?

    Questions for longer interviews:
    1. What is a geostationary satellite?
    2. How will the new GOES-S satellite complement other orbiting weather satellites?
    3. What type of data will GOES-S provide compared with the satellite it’s replacing?
    4. What kind of economic benefits might come from this satellite?
    5. How do NASA and NOAA work together to use the vantage point of space to better understand the Earth’s system?

    Live Shot Details:

    Location: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center/Greenbelt, Maryland

    Scientists:
    Joe Pica / NOAA National Weather Service, Director of Observations
    Jamese Sims / GOES-R Satellite Products Manager
    Matt Seybold /GOES-R Data Operations Manager and Product Readiness & Operations Lead Vanessa Griffin / NOAA, Director of the Office of Satellite and Product Operations
    Jose Galvez /meteorologist, International Desk, NOAA's Weather Prediction Center

  • NASA Preparing to Launch New Planet-Hunting Mission Live Shots
    2018.04.10
    NASA Preparing to Launch New Planet Hunting Mission Next Week
    Mission Expected to Discover Thousands of New Worlds Orbiting Nearby Stars
    NASA Scientists Available to Speak On the Hunt For New Worlds
    The hunt is on to discover new and exciting worlds! NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite – TESS – is scheduled to launch April 16 to find thousands of planets orbiting stars outside our solar system, known as exoplanets. In the past ten years, NASA has discovered and studied thousands of these planets – including the TRAPPIST-1 system, which could have the ingredients to support life. TESS is expected to add thousands more planets to this growing list during its two-year mission, looking at the nearest and brightest stars in our galaxy to see if there are worlds hiding in their light.

    From molten lava and frigid icy planets, to bizarre places that rain rubies and sapphires and water-covered worlds, the possibilities of new worlds for the planet-hunter to find are limitless. Are Earth and the other planets in our solar system unique? Join NASA scientists from 6:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, April 10 – days before the launch – as they share some of the exciting discoveries they hope to find with the TESS mission.

    TESS will find promising planets that other NASA telescopes – like the Hubble Space Telescope and future James Webb Space Telescope – could look at in more detail to determine what their atmospheres are made of, and whether these unknown worlds could potentially support life. Suggested Questions:
    1. What is an exoplanet and why are scientists excited about them?
    2. How will this new mission help NASA in the search for life?
    3. Will this planet-hunter change the way we look at the stars in the night sky?
    4. Previous telescopes have found really unusual worlds. What kinds of planets are you looking forward to TESS discovering?
    5. Where can we learn more?
    Questions for longer interviews:
    1. Where will TESS orbit?
    2. What has been the biggest surprise in searching for exoplanets?
    3. How will TESS detect planets?
    4. What makes TESS different than other planet hunter missions?
    5. What does it look like when a planet crosses in front of the parent star?
    Live Shot Details: Location: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center/Greenbelt, Maryland

    Scientists:
    Dr. Paul Hertz / NASA Director of Astrophysics
    —or—
    Dr. Joshua Schlieder / NASA Scientist
    —or—
    Dr. Jennifer Burt / MIT Torres postdoctoral fellow
    —or—
    Natalia Guerrero / MIT Kavli TESS Objects of Interest Deputy Manager [ en Español ]z

  • Hubble Space Telescope Celebrates 28 Years: Live Interviews on April 20, 2018
    2018.04.12
    Hubble Space Telescope Celebrates 28 Years of Unraveling the Mysteries of the Universe World’s Iconic Telescope Reveals Another Breathtaking New View for Its Anniversary
    Space exploration and discovery has come a long way since NASA launched the Hubble Space Telescope in 1990. Two awe-inspiring new images of the Lagoon Nebula will be revealed on Hubble’s 28th anniversary — a testament to the telescope’s longevity and continuous innovation. Astronauts have performed five servicing missions to install more advanced technology on Hubble over its lifetime, making it possible for the telescope to continue pushing the boundaries of exploration. The spectacular new images of the heart of the Lagoon Nebula will showcase a region that is just 4,000 light-years away from Earth and has never been seen before in such exquisite detail. Hubble captured two stunning versions of the nebula — one image in the visible light spectrum and one in the infrared. The star-filled images showcase billowing clouds of gas and streamers of dust at the heart of this stellar nursery, the birthplace of stars. Suggested Questions: 1. What are we seeing in this new image being released of the Lagoon Nebula? 2. How can viewers find the Lagoon Nebula in the night sky? 3. The Hubble Space Telescope is celebrating its 28th anniversary. How has Hubble changed our understanding of the universe? 4. What other interesting discoveries has Hubble made lately? 5. Where can we learn more? Questions for longer interviews: 1. How is Hubble doing after being in orbit for 28 years? 2. We’ve been living in a golden era of discovery, and Hubble has been a big part of that science. How far have we come since the launch of Hubble? 3. What are some interesting things Hubble has seen in our own solar system? Live Shot Details: Location: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center/Greenbelt, Maryland Scientists: Dr. Jeffrey Hayes / NASA Scientist —or— Dr. Michelle Thaller / NASA Scientist —or— Dr. Antonella Nota / ESA Hubble Project Scientist —or— Dr. Heidi Hammel / AURA Planetary Scientist —or— Dr. Susana Deustua / Associate Scientist/ Space Telescope Science Institute [en Español]
  • Hubble Sees Summer Storms on Mars and Saturn
    2018.07.26
    Next weekend Mars will be at its closest to Earth in 15 years, appearing as a bright red-orange jewel in the night sky. To celebrate this celestial event, NASA will release a stunning new image of Mars captured by the Hubble Space Telescope. This summer, Hubble has been busy watching out-of-this-world weather — a blustery dust storm on Mars and churning clouds on Saturn. Join Hubble Space Telescope scientists from 6:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. EDT on Friday, July 27, for a special look at Hubble’s latest stormy portraits of the planets, as well as tips for sighting them in the night sky. For almost three decades Hubble has shown us the wonders of our own solar system — from Mars, Jupiter and Saturn to Uranus and Neptune. Hubble’s Outer Planet Atmospheres Legacy (OPAL) program makes long-term observations of the outer planets to understand their atmospheric dynamics and evolution as gas giants. To schedule an interview, fill out this form. If you have any questions, contact: Micheala Sosby | micheala.m.sosby@nasa.gov
  • NASA's Mission to Touch the Sun Launches Next Week
    2018.08.01
    Humanity’s first visit to a star begins next week. NASA’s Parker Solar Probe will soon travel closer to the Sun than any spacecraft before it — a historic mission that will revolutionize our understanding of the Sun and our solar system.     Parker Solar Probe is slated to launch August 11 onboard a Delta IV-Heavy with Upper Stage rocket, lifting off from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Join NASA scientists from 6:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. EDT on Thursday, August 2 – days before launch – to learn about Parker Solar Probe’s plans for fun in the Sun this summer. The Sun is the only star we can study up close. While solving age-old mysteries of our Sun, Parker Solar Probe will also shed light on the very nature of stars throughout the universe. The mission is named after Dr. Eugene Parker, whose contributions to science transformed our understanding of the Sun and predicted the existence of the solar wind. It is the first NASA mission to be dedicated to a living person.
  • ICESat-2 Launch Live Interviews
    2018.09.04
    NASA's Mission Using Space Lasers Launches Soon Interview NASA Scientists About Groundbreaking Mission NASA’s newest satellite launching soon will use an extremely precise laser, split into six beams, to track Earth’s shrinking polar ice. The Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite-2, known as ICESat-2, will shed light on how much the vast ice sheets in the Arctic and Antarctica grow and shrink each year — improving our understanding of sea level rise and its impact around the globe. ICESat-2 is slated to launch to space on September 15 aboard a Delta II rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. Join NASA scientists — days before launch — from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. EDT on Friday, September 7 to learn about ICESat-2’s fast firing lasers that will send 10,000 pulses per second as it orbits the globe.
  • ICON Pre-Launch Live Shots
    2018.10.18

    NASA's Mission to Explore the Connection Between Earth’s Weather and Space Launches Next Week

    What happens in space doesn’t stay in space. Where Earth and space meet, winds from weather patterns ripple upward while solar energy streams down from above, forming a complex system that affects everyday technologies we rely on. Next week, NASA will launch the Ionospheric Connection Explorer (ICON) to study this dynamic region of Earth’s upper atmosphere, which is home to colorful auroras, communication satellites, and humans living aboard the International Space Station. Join NASA scientists from 6:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. EDT on Thursday, October 25 – the day before launch – to learn about ICON and the ever-changing conditions in space, known as space weather.

    To schedule an interview, fill out THIS FORM. suggested questions 1. Just like the weather here on Earth, the conditions in space are constantly changing. What’s today’s space weather forecast? 2. From 360 miles above Earth, ICON will see beautiful bright swaths of red and green light in the atmosphere. What is this colorful glow? 3. How could ICON’s research help protect technology we use on Earth? 4. What else is NASA doing to study space weather? 5. Where can we learn more? satellite coordinates HD Satellite Coordinates for G17-K17/Upper: Galaxy 17 Ku-band Xp 17 Slot Upper| 91.0 ° W Longitude | DL 12049.0 MHz |Horizontal Polarity | QPSK/DVB-S | FEC 3/4 | SR 13.235 Mbps | DR 18.2954 MHz | HD 720p | Format MPEG2 | Chroma Level 4:2:0 | Audio Embedded ** Contact michelle.z.handleman@nasa.gov or 301-286-0918 with questions. Interviews are located at Nasa Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. For more, follow @NASASun and nasa.gov/icon

2017 Live Shots

Collection of live shots done in 2017
  • Snow Live Shots (Feb. 17, 2017)
    2017.02.08
    NASA Views Snow from Space: What a Difference a Year Makes Snow doesn’t fall everywhere, but how much falls and where has global consequences
    The snapshot of snow from space tells a different story every year. Last January, a winter storm pummeled the east coast and broke several snowfall records. This winter the Sierra Nevada was hit by consecutive storms, each one piling more snow on top of the last storm's snow. NASA’s view from space highlights these dramatic differences, but the story is incomplete.
    More than a sixth of the world’s population relies on melt water from seasonal snowpack and glaciers, but it is challenging to measure the volume and depth of snow cover, especially in remote locations and dense forests. Determining exactly how much snow is on the ground globally and understanding the contribution of winter storms to the world’s water resources are key pieces to the Earth system puzzle.
    NASA is in the field right now, testing techniques and technologies for measuring snow’s water content. Join NASA scientists on Friday, February 17, from 6:00 a.m – 11:30 a.m. EST to show your viewers NASA’s snow imagery and discuss strides towards improved space-based measurement of snow on Earth.

    The effects of snow are global. For example, California’s Central Valley, which relies on seasonal snow melt, constitutes only 2 percent of US cropland, yet it produces nearly half the nation’s fruits and nuts. The benefits of snow measurements are huge because of the importance of snow to agriculture, water security, natural hazards and more.
    Thanks to a half-century of snow observations, we know these amazing facts, which are crucial to understanding what’s necessary to advance snow measurements.
    • More than one-sixth of the world’s population (1.2 billion people) relies on melt water from snowpack and glaciers.
    • Up to 70 percent of water resources in the western United States are from snow melt. In California, more than 70 percent of water from the San Joaquin River, which originates from Sierra Nevada snow, is used to irrigate the Central Valley.
    • 60 million people in the U.S. rely on snowmelt as their primary source of freshwater.
    • Globally, 30 percent of land area gets covered by snow and about half of the snow cover area has tree cover of some sort.
    • Since 1967, a million square miles of spring snow cover has disappeared from the Northern Hemisphere, an area the size of the entire southwestern United States.
    • NASA’s Global Precipitation Measurement Mission (GPM) tracks falling snow, including off the coast where few observations exist, in the mountains where ground-based radar may have challenges, and even at the tops of hurricanes.
    • Snowflakes (crystals) have six sides, but most of the snowflakes we see are multiple crystals stuck together. Snow crystals stick together and begin to change or metamorphose as soon as they fall to the ground.
    • The same sensing technology used to measure seasonal snowpack on Earth can be used to measure ice on Mars.

    *** To Book a Window *** Contact Clare Skelly – clare.a.skelly@nasa.gov / 301-286-4994 (office)

    HD Satellite Coordinates for G17-K18Upper: Galaxy 17 Ku-band Xp 18 Slot Upper| 91.0 ° W Longitude | DL 12069.0 MHz | Vertical Polarity | QPSK/DVB-S | FEC 3/4 | SR 13.235 Mbps | DR 18.2954 MHz | HD 720p | Format MPEG2 | Chroma Level 4:2:0 | Audio Embedded


    Suggested Questions:
    1. NASA satellites see snow cover from space. How does this winter compare to previous years?
    2. NASA scientists are in the field right now testing advanced technologies for measuring snow. How will these new measurements be used? [OR] Up to 70 percent of water resources in the western United States are from snow melt. California got heavy snow in January, does that mean the drought is over?
    3. Can NASA see falling snow from space?
    4. How does snow impact parts of the country that rarely see any snowfall?
    6. Where can we learn more?
    Scientists:
    Dorothy Hall / NASA Scientist
    —or—
    Matthew Rodell / NASA Scientist
    —or—
    Dalia Kirschbaum / NASA Scientist

  • Exoplanet Live Shots 2.23.17
    2017.02.21
    NASA will hold a news conference at 1:00 p.m. EST Wednesday, Feb. 22, to present new findings on planets that orbit stars other than our sun, known as exoplanets. The event will air live on NASA Television and the agency's website.

    Scientists are available for live TV or radio interviews on Thursday, Feb. 23, from 6:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. EST to share these exciting results with your morning viewers, and talk about how NASA is exploring these strange new worlds. We will also give you a sneak peek into upcoming NASA missions that will further the search for life in the universe.

    **Due to an embargo, we will send out additional details at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, Feb. 22**

    HD Satellite Coordinates for G17-K18Upper: Galaxy 17 Ku-band Xp 18 Slot Upper| 91.0 ° W Longitude | DL 12069.0 MHz | Vertical Polarity | QPSK/DVB-S | FEC 3/4 | SR 13.235 Mbps | DR 18.2954 MHz | HD 720p | Format MPEG2 | Chroma Level 4:2:0 | Audio Embedded

    **** To book a window contact **** Michelle Handleman/ michelle.z.handleman@nasa.gov/ 301-286-0918

    Live Shot Details:

    Location: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center/Greenbelt, Maryland

    Scientists:

    Dr. Paul Hertz / Director, Astrophysics Science Division, NASA Headquarters Washington

    Dr. Padi Boyd / Chief , Exoplanets and Stellar Astrophysics Laboratory

    Dr. Nikole Lewis / Astronomer, Space Telescope Science Institute

    Dr. Hannah Wakeford / NASA Scientist

  • 2017 Spring Equinox Live Shots
    2017.03.15

    March 20 Equinox Marks The Start Of Spring In The Northern Hemisphere

    Dance Of The Solar System Is The First Solar Event Of 2017.

    Stay Tuned For The Big Event Of 2017, The August Solar Eclipse!

    It may not feel like it this week in parts of the country, but spring begins in just a few days. March 20 kicks off the first day of astronomical spring in the Northern Hemisphere. On March 20, the day of the spring Equinox, the sun will pass directly over the Earth’s equator, giving the entire planet equal hours of day and night. This is the seasonal marker in Earth’s orbit around the sun when daylight hours begin to get longer than night.

    This dance of the solar system is just one celestial event we’ll see this year. On August 21 all 50 states in the U.S. will be in prime position to see a partial or even a total solar eclipse, which happens when the moon is in perfect position to blot out the sun’s bright disk. The last time the U.S. saw a coast-to-coast solar eclipse was in 1918! The path of totality runs from Oregon to South Carolina.

    NASA will lead an unprecedented science initiative during the eclipse that will draw on the collaboration of the public to help collect images, data and even temperature readings from across the nation during the hour-and-a-half it takes to cross the continent.

    NASA scientists are available on Monday, March 20 from 6:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. EDT to help your viewers ring in the new season and talk about the big solar event this August.

    *** To book a window contact **** Michelle Handleman / michelle.z.handleman@nasa.gov/ 301-286-0918

    HD Satellite Coordinates for G17-K18Upper: Galaxy 17 Ku-band Xp 18 Slot Upper| 91.0 ° W Longitude | DL 12069.0 MHz | Vertical Polarity | QPSK/DVB-S | FEC 3/4 | SR 13.235 Mbps | DR 18.2954 MHz | HD 720p | Format MPEG2 | Chroma Level 4:2:0 | Audio Embedded

    Suggested Questions:

    1. What is an equinox?

    2. There is an exciting event happening this year: a total solar eclipse! When is this happening?

    3. NASA will be doing some pretty cool science during the eclipse. How is NASA using the eclipse to study the sun and Earth?

    4. How do eclipses help us find planets orbiting other stars?

    5. Where can we learn more?

    Live Shot Details:

    Location: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center/Greenbelt, Maryland

    Scientists:

    Dr. Alex Young/ NASA Scientist

    Dr. Yari Collado-Vega / NASA Scientist [Interviews in Spanish]

    Video: NASA will roll all insert videos during live interviews. If needed, stations can roll a clean feed of all video at 5:45 a.m. EDT on March 20, at the above listed satellite.

  • James Webb Space Telescope Live Shots - March 30, 2017
    2017.03.21
    A rare behind-the-scenes look at NASA’s largest and most powerful space telescope
    See inside the cleanroom where the James Webb Space Telescope is being built right now
    Webb will look further back in time to find the first galaxies that formed in the early universe

    The James Webb Space Telescope stands tall in the world’s largest cleanroom at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center for the last time. Give your viewers a behind the scenes look at the cleanroom on Thursday, March 30 from 6 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. ET to see the engineering marvel and learn what makes Webb the biggest and most powerful space telescope ever built.

    Fully assembled, the Webb telescope is as tall as a three-story building. The size of the telescope is significant for the kinds of observations it will make. Webb will find the very first galaxies that formed after the Big Bang, answer fundamental questions about the evolution of our universe, and help in the search for life and habitable planets. Webb’s detectors can record extremely faint signals that will help us study planetary systems around other stars, and maybe even determine if any of the seven recently discovered Earth-sized planets orbiting the nearby TRAPPIST-1 star could support life.

    After rigorous testing at NASA Goddard, the Webb telescope is one step closer to launch. Engineers spent months testing space hardware in vibration and acoustics test facilities to ensure Webb will withstand the ride into space. Next, the Webb telescope will ship to NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston for another important space environment test.

    Launching in 2018, the premiere space observatory will fold origami-style into an Ariane 5 rocket and deploy like a transformer once in space. Webb will travel nearly 1 million miles away from Earth to its home orbit at the second Lagrange point, or L2.

    **To Book a Window**
    Contact Clare Skelly – clare.a.skelly@nasa.gov / (301) 286-4994 office

    HD Satellite Coordinates for G17-K18/LO: Galaxy 17 Ku-band Xp 18 Slot Lower| 91.0 ° W Longitude | DL 12051.0 MHz | Vertical Polarity | QPSK/DVB-S | FEC 3/4 | SR 13.235 Mbps | DR 18.2954 MHz | HD 720p | Format MPEG2 | Chroma Level 4:2:0 | Audio Embedded


    Suggested questions:
    1. What is the James Webb Space Telescope and how is it different from the Hubble Space Telescope?
    2. Once it launches, the Webb telescope will travel a million miles away from Earth. How do you know it will work so far away?
    3. Webb is the largest space telescope ever built. How do you build and test a three story tall telescope on Earth for what it will encounter in a very different environment in space?
    4. NASA recently discovered seven Earth-sized planets orbiting a nearby star. Will Webb study these to determine if they can support life?
    5. Where can we learn more?

    Location: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center / Greenbelt, Maryland

    Interviews with:
    Eric Smith / James Webb Space Telescope Program Director and Program Scientist
    Bill Ochs / James Webb Space Telescope Project Manager
    Amber Straughn / James Webb Space Telescope Science Communications Deputy Project Scientist
    Jane Rigby / James Webb Space Telescope Deputy Project Scientist for Operations
    Begoña Vila [Spanish speaker] / James Webb Space Telescope Instrument Systems Engineer

    Video: NASA will roll all insert videos during live interviews. If needed, stations can roll on a clean feed of all video at 5:45 a.m. ET on Thursday, March 30, at the above listed satellite coordinates.

    jwst.nasa.gov
    On Twitter: @NASAWebb


  • New Hubble Views Of Jupiter Live Shots
    2017.04.04
    Sky Watchers, Get Ready For Great Jupiter Viewing This Weekend!
    The Giant Planet Is At Its Closest Approach To Earth, Shining Bright In The Sky Right Now
    New Hubble Space Telescope Image Shows Giant Red Spot And Clouds In Beautiful Detail

    Go outside and look up! For the next couple of days, Jupiter, the largest planet in our solar system, shines the biggest and brightest it will all year. On April 8, Jupiter will make its closest approach to Earth this year, making now the best time to view the giant planet. It’ll be up all night long! To the naked eye, Jupiter appears as a very bright star, but with a good pair of binoculars or a small telescope you should be able to see details on the planet and spot its four largest moons.

    NASA’s iconic Hubble Space Telescope will take advantage of this great viewing opportunity and capture new, detailed views of Jupiter. Hubble provides important insight into how the gas giant’s extraordinary features like its famous Great Red Spot – a giant storm that is larger than Earth – is changing. The spot is mysteriously shrinking, and Hubble is one the tools scientists use to monitor those changes.

    Join NASA scientists on Friday, April 7, from 6 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. ET to show your viewers Hubble’s newest image of Jupiter, talk about how you can spot Jupiter in the night sky and what scientists are learning about a potential water-rich moon of Jupiter.

    Jupiter and its many moons form a fascinating “mini solar system,” and Hubble’s rich collection of images and data over the last 26 years offer important clues about whether any of Jupiter’s moons – like Europa – harbor liquid water and maybe even life. This data compliments other NASA missions that are looking at the Jovian system.

    **To book a window contact** Michelle Handleman/ michelle.z.handleman@nasa.gov/ 301-286-0918

    HD Satellite Coordinates for G17-K18/LO: Galaxy 17 Ku-band Xp 18 Slot Lower| 91.0 ° W Longitude | DL 12051.0 MHz | Vertical Polarity | QPSK/DVB-S | FEC 3/4 | SR 13.235 Mbps | DR 18.2954 MHz | HD 720p | Format MPEG2 | Chroma Level 4:2:0 | Audio Embedded

    Suggested Questions:
    1. Why is tonight the best time to view Jupiter, and where can we see it in the night sky?
    2. The Hubble Space Telescope just took a new image of Jupiter. What does this new image show us about our solar system’s largest planet?
    3. Jupiter is so big that 1000 Earths could fit inside it! What are we seeing that’s interesting lately on Jupiter?
    4. Jupiter’s Great Red Spot has captivated astronomers for hundreds of years. Hubble has captured images of this spot mysteriously shrinking over the last two decades. Can you show us Hubble’s unique view of this feature?
    5. Europa is one of the best places in our solar system to look for life. What have scientists learned about Europa?6. Where can we learn more?


    Live Shot Details:

    Location: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center / Greenbelt, Maryland

    Scientists:
    Dr. Jennifer Wiseman / Hubble Senior Project Scientist
    Dr. Michelle Thaller / NASA Scientist
    Dr. Amy Simon / NASA Scientist
    Dr. Susana Deustua / Associate Scientist / Space Telescope Science Institute [interviews in Spanish]

  • Galaxies Galore! Hubble's Last 'Frontier Fields' Image Live Shots
    2017.05.01
    Galaxies Galore! A lot of Galaxies Need Guarding in Hubble’s Latest View
    New ‘Frontier Field’ Image Takes us on an Adventure to the Edges of the Universe

    The Hubble Space Telescope is humanity’s window to the cosmos. Just in time for the release of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Hubble’s newest and final ‘Frontier Field’ image shows just how vast and crowded our universe is. There are thousands of galaxies in the narrow field of sky Hubble looked at – an area no bigger than looking at the sky through a soda straw. Thanks to Hubble, scientists estimate there are some two trillion galaxies. Now that’s a lot of galaxies in need of guarding!

    So what exactly is a galaxy and what kind of superpower did Hubble use to capture this new image? Chat with NASA on Friday, May 5, from 6:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. ET to show your viewers this new deep field image, and find out how Hubble uses nature’s own magnifying lens to see some of the faintest galaxies ever seen.

    Hubble’s Frontier Fields program uses the gravitational power of massive galaxy clusters deep in space to magnify the light of galaxies too faint and distant for Hubble to see directly. The resulting image is like a funhouse mirror, showing galaxies that appear distorted and stretched. This gravitational lensing effect is the best tool for finding and studying one of nature’s biggest secrets, something called dark matter.

    **To book a window contact**
    Michelle Handleman/ michelle.z.handleman@nasa.gov/ 301-286-0918

    HD Satellite Coordinates for G17-K18/LO: Galaxy 17 Ku-band Xp 18 Slot Lower| 91.0 ° W Longitude | DL 12051.0 MHz | Vertical Polarity | QPSK/DVB-S | FEC 3/4 | SR 13.235 Mbps | DR 18.2954 MHz | HD 720p | Format MPEG2 | Chroma Level 4:2:0 | Audio Embedded

    Suggested Questions:
    1. What is a galaxy and can you show us some that need guarding?
    2. What superpower did Hubble use to see faint and distant galaxies in this new image?
    3. Dark matter sounds like something a villain would use. How do missions like Hubble help us learn about one of nature’s biggest secrets?
    4. Hubble just celebrated its 27th birthday. What’s next for the famous space telescope?
    5. Where can we see this beautiful image and learn more about Hubble?


    Live Shot Details:

    Location: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center / Greenbelt, Maryland

    Interviews with:
    Jim Jeletic / Hubble Space Telescope Deputy Project Manager
    Dr. Padi Boyd / NASA Scientist
    Dr. Dan Coe / Astronomer / Space Telescope Science Institute
    Dr. Susana Deustua / Associate Scientist / Space Telescope Science Institute [Spanish interviews]

    Video: NASA will roll all insert videos during live interviews. If needed, stations can roll a clean feed of all video at 5:45 a.m. ET on May 5, 2017, at the above listed satellite.

    Learn more: nasa.gov/hubble
    Follow us: @NASAHubble

  • Rare Total Solar Eclipse Is Only Two Months Away Live Shots 6.21.17
    2017.06.13
    The Countdown is on for Rare Solar Eclipse Visible Across all of North America
    For the First Time in Nearly 100 Years, Millions of Americans Coast-to-Coast Will see an Eclipse
    Chat with NASA to find out how you can catch this spectacular event

    On August 21, 2017, daylight will fade to the level of a moonlit night as millions of Americans experience one of nature’s most awe-inspiring shows – a total solar eclipse. For the first time since 1918, the dark shadow of the moon will sweep coast-to-coast across the United States, putting 14 states in the path of totality and providing a spectacular view of a partial eclipse across all 50 states.

    NASA scientists are available Wednesday, June 21, from 6:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. EDT to show your viewers the path of the eclipse, what they need to see it safely and talk about the unprecedented science that will be gathered from one of the most anticipated and widely observed celestial events in history. We’ll also give your viewers a sneak peek of a press conference about the eclipse NASA is having later that day.

    A solar eclipse happens when a rare alignment of the sun and moon casts a shadow on Earth. NASA knows the shape of the moon better than any other planetary body, and this data allows us to accurately predict the shape of the shadow as it falls on the face of Earth. While everyone in the U.S. will see the eclipse if their local skies are clear, people standing in the path of totality – completely in the moon’s shadow – will see stars and planets become visible in what is normally a sunlit sky.

    Eclipses provide an unprecedented opportunity for us to see the sun’s faint outer atmosphere in a way that cannot be replicated by current human-made instruments. Scientists believe this region of the sun is the main driver for the sun’s constant outpouring of radiation, known as the solar wind, as well as powerful bursts of solar material that can be harmful to our satellites, orbiting astronauts and power grids on the ground.

    HD Satellite Coordinates for G17-K18/LO: Galaxy 17 Ku-band Xp 18 Slot Lower| 91.0 ° W Longitude | DL 12051.0 MHz | Vertical Polarity | QPSK/DVB-S | FEC 3/4 | SR 13.235 Mbps | DR 18.2954 MHz | HD 720p | Format MPEG2 | Chroma Level 4:2:0 | Audio Embedded

    *** To book a window contact*** /Michelle Handleman / michelle.z.handleman@nasa.gov / 301-286-0918

    Suggested Questions:
    1. This is the first time in nearly 100 years that the United States will have the opportunity to see a total solar eclipse coast-to-coast! What will we see on August 21?
    2. This eclipse will be the most widely observed and shared celestial event in U.S. history. Why are scientists excited for this eclipse?
    3. Eclipses allow scientists to see the sun’s faint outer atmosphere, which is actually hotter than its surface. What can you tell us about NASA’s upcoming mission that will touch the sun?
    4. From our vantage point the sun always looks the same, but NASA satellites are showing us in high resolution just how dynamic our sun is. Can you show us some of these stunning images?
    5. How does NASA’s study of our sun help us explore the solar system?
    6. How do eclipses help scientists learn about planets orbiting stars outside our solar system?
    7. How does NASA’s mapping of the moon give us the accurate path of totality?
    8. Where can we learn more?

    Live Shot Details:

    Location: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center/Greenbelt, Maryland

    Scientists:
    Dr. Alex Young / NASA Scientist
    Dr. Nicholeen Viall / NASA Scientist
    Dr. Noah Petro / NASA Scientist

    To learn more visit: Eclipse Across America On Twitter @NASASun

  • One Month & Counting: Solar Eclipse Liveshots (July 21, 2017)
    2017.07.11
    One Month and Counting: Solar Eclipse Visible From Everywhere in North America Become a Citizen Scientist During the Eclipse, Using the GLOBE Phone App Help Scientists Study What Happens When Earth Goes Dark During the Solar Eclipse

    One of the most anticipated solar eclipses in history is just a month away. The August 21 solar eclipse provides a unique opportunity to study our planet and what happens when Earth goes dark during an eclipse. It’s also an opportunity for what may be the largest citizen science project of all time.

    On that Monday, the moon’s shadow will darken the sky, temperatures drop and stars become visible in the normally day lit sky. This brief hiccup in the day-night cycle changes the amount of energy an area gets from the sun.

    NASA scientists hope to learn just how much Earth’s environment changes during the eclipse and they need help from your viewers! Using the GLOBE Observer phone application, curious eclipse onlookers can become citizen scientists. This data will help us better understand the important relationship between the sun and Earth.

    Join NASA scientists on Friday, July 21 from 6:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. ET to find out where your viewers can see the eclipse and how they can participate, whether they’re viewing from the path of totality or not!

    Everyone in North America (weather dependent) will experience an eclipse, one of nature’s rarest shows – even those outside the path of totality. For the first time since 1918, the dark shadow of the moon will sweep coast-to-coast across the United States, putting 14 states in the path of totality and providing a spectacular view of a partial eclipse across all 50 states.

    HD Satellite Coordinates for G17-K18/LO: Galaxy 17 Ku-band Xp 18 Slot Lower| 91.0 ° W Longitude | DL 12051.0 MHz | Vertical Polarity | QPSK/DVB-S | FEC 3/4 | SR 13.235 Mbps | DR 18.2954 MHz | HD 720p | Format MPEG2 | Chroma Level 4:2:0 | Audio Embedded

    *** To book a window contact*** Clare Skelly / clare.a.skelly@nasa.gov / (301) 286-4994
    Suggested Questions: 1. What’s going to happen one month from today? [answer includes safety information] 2. Why is this eclipse special to NASA? 3. How can our viewers participate? 4. We live on a solar powered planet. How does energy from the sun impact Earth? 5. Where can we learn more?

    Extra Questions for Longer Interviews: 6. Tell us about the new mission NASA is preparing to launch that will continue to collect information on the sun-Earth relationship. 7. It’s the middle of summer and it’s hot out! How does space weather and the solar cycle make people more vulnerable to sunburn? 8. What parts of Earth are particularly sensitive to changes in solar energy output? 9. How often do other planets experience these kinds of eclipses?

    Location: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center / Greenbelt, Maryland

    Scientists: Dr. Michelle Thaller / NASA Scientist Dr. Jim Garvin / NASA Scientist Dr. Alex Young / NASA Scientist Dr. Ivona Cetinic / NASA Scientist

    Video: NASA will roll all insert videos during live interviews. If needed, stations can roll a clean feed of all video at 5:45 a.m. ET on July 21, 2017, at the above listed satellite.

    Download the GLOBE Observer Application for iOS or Android. For eclipse information, maps and safety: https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/ To learn more about the GLOBE program: https://observer.globe.gov/ For more information about how NASA studies Earth: https://www.nasa.gov/earth

  • Are You Ready for the Eclipse? (Live Interviews on Aug. 16, 2017)
    2017.08.06
    Are you ready for the historic solar eclipse that’s just days away? Do you have what you need to see it safely? You can see the eclipse no matter where you are in North America on Aug. 21!

    August 21 will be a day for the history books. No matter where you are in North America, you’ll get to experience the first coast-to-coast solar eclipse in nearly a century! The dark shadow of the moon will sweep from Oregon to South Carolina, putting 14 states in the path of totality and providing a spectacular view of a partial eclipse across all 50 states.

    Eclipses are an incredible experience, but it’s important to view them safely. Join NASA scientists on Wednesday, August 16, from 6:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. ET and again from 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. ET to show your viewers what they need to safely see the eclipse whether they’re inside the path of totality or not.

    You should never look directly at the sun! The only safe way to look directly at the sun or partially eclipsed sun is through special-purpose solar filters, such as “eclipse glasses” or hand-held solar viewers. An eclipse is a striking phenomenon you won't want to miss, but you must carefully follow safety procedures.

    Solar eclipses happen somewhere in the world about every 18 months, but much of the time it happens over the ocean. To have an eclipse travel across so much land where millions of people live is incredibly rare, and makes for a unique opportunity for so many to witness one of nature’s most impressive shows. It’s also a great opportunity for scientists to see the sun’s faint outer atmosphere and evaluate how Earth responds to the sudden darkening.

    Take this opportunity to step outside and safely watch one of nature’s best shows!

    *** To book a window *** Contact Michelle Handleman michelle.z.handleman@nasa.gov / 301-286-0918

    HD Satellite Digital Coordinates for G17-K20/Up: Galaxy 17, Ku-band Xp 20, Slot Upper | 91.0 ° W Longitude | DL 12109.0 MHz | Vertical Polarity | QPSK/DVB-S | FEC 3/4 | SR 13.235 Mbps | DR 18.2954 MHz | HD 720p | Format MPEG2 | Chroma Level 4:2:0 | Audio Embedded


    Suggested Questions: 1. The anticipated solar eclipse is just days away! What will we experience next week? 2. We’ve been told never to look directly at the sun (even with sunglasses!). How can we enjoy this eclipse safely? 3. For those in the path of totality – when is it safe to finally take off our solar glasses? 4. We’re not in the path of totality – what interesting things should we lookout for? 5. Why are you excited for this eclipse? 6. Where can we learn more?

    Extra Questions for Longer Interviews: 7. How did a picture of an eclipse in 1919 prove Einstein’s theory of relativity? 8. Eclipses are actually a special type of transit. How are transits helping scientists search for life on other planets? 9. Why does an eclipse only last for a few minutes? 10. What happens to Earth during the eclipse? 11. If you were looking back at Earth during the eclipse what would you see? 12. How has our precise mapping of the moon helped us predict the path of eclipses? 13. How long and where was the longest ever recorded eclipse?

    Location: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center/Greenbelt, Maryland

    Interviews With: Dr. Michelle Thaller / NASA Scientist Dr. Alex Young / NASA Scientist Dr. Jim Garvin / NASA Scientist Dr. Nicholeen Viall / NASA Scientist Dr. Eric Christian / NASA Scientist Dr. Yari Collado-Vega / NASA Scientist [Spanish speaker] Dr. Geronimo Villanueva / NASA Scientist [Spanish speaker]

    Video: NASA will roll all insert videos during live interviews. If needed, stations can roll a clean feed of all video at 5:45 a.m. on August 16, 2017, at the above listed satellite.

    https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/ @NASASun
  • First NASA Mission To Collect Asteroid Sample Will Slingshot by Earth - 9.22.17 Live Shots
    2017.09.22

    NASA's first-ever mission to collect an asteroid sample will get a boost from Earth THIS Friday. On Friday, Sept. 22, Earth's gravity will slingshot OSIRIS-REx toward its target, a near-Earth asteroid named Bennu. Scientists believe asteroids like Bennu may have seeded Earth with the organic compounds that made life possible. OSIRIS-REx — the Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, and Security-Regolith Explorer — is a robotic mission that will map this asteroid and then collect a sample that it will send home to Earth.

    OSIRIS-REx launched last year, but because Bennu's orbit is tilted six degrees in comparison to Earth's, the spacecraft needs a boost before it can get to the asteroid. Earth's game-day assist on Sept. 22nd will position it to reach Bennu's path in 2018. One of the best ways to change the trajectory of a spacecraft (without carrying extra fuel) is by using the gravity of a planet or large moon to catapult it, and that’s exactly how our home planet will help OSIRIS-REx match the asteroid's path and speed.

    Join NASA scientists on Friday, Sept. 22, from 6:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. EST – just hours before Earth slingshots OSIRIS-REx toward asteroid Bennu – to find out why this maneuver is critical to the mission’s success, and how OSIRIS-REx could uncover the materials and processes that enabled life on Earth.

    When it arrives at Bennu next year, OSIRIS-REx will map the asteroid, study its orbit and collect samples that will be sent to Earth in 2023. There are more than half a million known asteroids in our solar system, but Bennu is an ideal candidate for closer study because of its size, composition and proximity to Earth. Bennu is an artifact of the ancient solar system, a silent witness to the titanic events in our solar system’s 4.6 billion-year history.

    ****To book a window contact: Michelle Handleman/ michelle.z.handleman@nasa.gov / 301-286-0918.****

    HD Satellite Digital Coordinates: HD Satellite Coordinates for SES2-K21/AB: SES 2, Ku-band Xp 21, Channel AB | 87.0 ° W Longitude | DL 12111.0 MHz | Horizontal Polarity | QPSK/DVB-S | FEC 3/4 | SR 13.235 Mbps | DR 18.2954 MHz | HD 720p | Format MPEG2 | Chroma Level 4:2:0 | Audio Embedded

    Suggested Questions:
    1. What is OSIRIS-REx and where is it going?
    2. Earth's gravity will slingshot OSIRIS-REx to the asteroid. How does that work?
    3. Asteroids are time capsules from the beginning of our solar system. What’s so exciting about this particular asteroid?
    4. What's it going to look like when NASA high-fives an asteroid to collect a sample?
    5. Where can we learn more?

    Extra Questions for Longer Interviews:
    1. How do you determine when and where to get the sample from Bennu?
    2. What kind of science do we hope to gain from studying Bennu, especially with samples here on Earth?
    3. What will OSIRIS-REx do that's never been done before?
    4. What will scientists do with the asteroid sample once it gets to Earth?
    5. How have previous missions helped NASA perfect the art of the gravity assist?
    6. Bennu is just one of hundreds of thousands of asteroids out there. How can studying asteroids keep us safe?

    Live Shot Details:

    Location: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center/Greenbelt, Maryland

    Scientists:
    Dr. Jim Garvin / NASA Goddard Chief Scientist

    Dr. Christina Richey / OSIRIS-REx Deputy Program Scientist
    Dr. Michelle Thaller/ NASA Scientist

  • Astrophysics Live Shot 10.17.2017
    2017.10.13
    Scientists to announce new developments in gravitational-wave astronomy
    NASA Scientists Available Tuesday, Oct. 17

    Join NASA scientists from 6:00-11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 17 , for a bite-sized astrophysics lesson about an exciting discovery, which NASA will announce on Monday, Oct. 16. We'll show you some new animations and cosmic imagery to illustrate the news.

    An updated advisory with further details will be sent out Monday, Oct. 16 at 10 a.m. ET. NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center will provide live satellite interviews at the below coordinates.

    ***To book a window, contact: Micheala Sosby / micheala.m.sosby@nasa.gov / 301-286-8199***

    HD Satellite Coordinates for G17-K18/Lower: Galaxy 17 Ku-band Xp 18 Slot Lower| 91.0 ° W Longitude | DL 12051.0 MHz | Vertical Polarity | QPSK/DVB-S | FEC 3/4 | SR 13.235 Mbps | DR 18.2954 MHz | HD 720p | Format MPEG2 | Chroma Level 4:2:0 | Audio Embedded

    Click for more about the PRESS CONFERENCE ON MONDAY OCTOBER 16TH. RSVP information is included

  • 11.2.2017 Live Shots: NASA To Rocket NOAA’s Newest Weather Satellite Into Space Next Week
    2017.11.02
    Calling All Meteorologists – More Accurate Seven-Day Weather Forecasts On The Way
    New NOAA Satellite Will Improve Emergency Response to Hurricanes and Wildfires
    NASA To Rocket NOAA’s Newest Weather Satellite Into Space Next Week

    In just one week the nation will add a powerful new tool to its weather satellite fleet. On Nov. 10, NASA will rocket the newest NOAA weather satellite into space. The Joint Polar Satellite System-1, or JPSS-1, will be a powerhouse, providing scientists and meteorologists with vital data about a variety of weather-related extremes like hurricanes, floods, blizzards and wildfires. The satellite will also play a critical role in improving the accuracy of forecasts from three to seven days out.

    The United States has suffered a slew of deadly, calamitous hurricanes and wildfires this year. Join NOAA scientists from 6:00-11:30 a.m. ET on Thursday, Nov. 2 — just days before launch — to learn about how timely data from JPSS will help forecasters and emergency managers get ahead of future natural disasters. JPSS-1 is the first of four new weather satellites in this series, which is a joint collaboration between NOAA and NASA.

    JPSS-1 is a polar-orbiting satellite that will collect planet-wide measurements 14 times a day from 512 miles above Earth’s surface. That kind of complete, global coverage, combined with critical observations from other weather satellites, like the GOES series, leads to more accurate forecasts. Having a clearer picture of your weather forecast not only helps you plan your weekend — it also helps meteorologists and emergency managers make important life-saving decisions about how to prepare their communities.

    *****To book a window contact: *****
 Micheala Sosby / micheala.m.sosby@nasa.gov / 301-286-8199

    HD Satellite Coordinates for G17-K18 Upper: Galaxy 17 Ku-band Xp 18 Slot Upper| 91.0 ° W Longitude | DL 12069.0 MHz | Vertical Polarity | QPSK/DVB-S | FEC 3/4 | SR 13.235 Mbps | DR 18.2954 MHz | HD 720p | Format MPEG2 | Chroma Level 4:2:0 | Audio Embedded

    Suggested Questions:
    1. How will this new satellite improve our forecasts?
    2. How will this satellite help us be more prepared for hurricanes, snowstorms, wildfires and other extreme weather?
    3. What kinds of economic benefits can we expect from this satellite?
    4. How will this satellite work with the other weather satellites in space?
    5. Where can we learn more?

    Location: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center/Greenbelt, Maryland

    Scientists:
    Dr. Mitch Goldberg / NOAA, Chief Program Scientist, JPSS
    Vanessa Griffin / NOAA, Director of the Office of Satellite and Product Operations
    Joe Pica / NOAA National Weather Service, Director of Observations

  • Stunning New Global Portrait Celebrates 20 Years of Studying Life on Earth from Space Live Shots
    2017.11.13
    Stunning New Global Portrait Celebrates 20 Years of Studying Life on Earth from Space
    Show Your Viewers How the Ecosystems in Your Region Are Changing
    NASA Creates the Ultimate Timelapse of Life on Earth

    NASA scientists now have the most complete global picture of life on Earth to date. From the unique vantage point of space, NASA observes not only Earth’s landmasses and oceans but also the organisms that live among them. We see the entire Earth breathing, growing and changing.

    Join NASA scientists from 6:00-11:30 a.m. ET on Friday, Nov. 17, to see a new timelapse of life on our entire planet over the last two decades, in addition to a close-up view of your region. We’ll show your viewers how NASA data is being used to study the health of ecosystems close to home.

    A true understanding of our planet requires us to keep a keen eye on its living inhabitants. With NASA's fleet of Earth-observing satellites, scientists can track worldwide changes in vegetation, marine life, human development and more. We’ve seen fisheries evolving, deserts expanding, spring coming earlier and fall coming later. Seeing these kinds of changes occur all over the world has taught us a lot about the ingredients for life and the environmental conditions that can sustain it.

    We only know of one planet that pulses with life. NASA's outlook from space shows us what makes Earth different from the thousands of other planets we’ve discovered so far. And when considering the vastness of unlivable space, Earth seems evermore fragile and beautiful.

    *****To book a window contact***** Micheala Sosby / micheala.m.sosby@nasa.gov / 219-331-5864

    HD Satellite Coordinates for G17-K17 Lower: Galaxy 17 Ku-band Xp 17 Slot Lower| 91.0 ° W Longitude | DL 12031.0 MHz | Horizontal Polarity | QPSK/DVB-S | FEC 3/4 | SR 13.235 Mbps | DR 18.2954 MHz | HD 720p | Format MPEG2 | Chroma Level 4:2:0 | Audio Embedded

    Suggested Questions:
    1. This new timelapse shows 20 years of life on Earth. Show us what’s happening here.
    2. What trends has NASA observed over the last two decades of studying life on Earth?
    3. How are the ecosystems in our region changing?
    4. How is Earth helping us search for life on other worlds?
    5. Where can we learn more?

    Extra Questions for Longer Interviews:
    1. What makes this data set of life on Earth so special?
    2. What tools is NASA using to study Earth’s ecosystems from space?
    3. What are some of the surprising uses of this data set?
    4. What do plants tell us about the health of life on Earth?
    5. With this view from space, what have scientists learned about Earth’s carbon cycle?
    6. Why is NASA’s view from space so important for understanding Earth’s oceans?

    Location: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center/Greenbelt, Maryland

    Scientists:
    Dr. Ivona Cetinic/NASA Oceanographer
    Dr. Compton Tucker/NASA Earth Scientist Dr. Jeremy Werdell/NASA Oceanographer Dr. Carlos del Castillo/NASA Oceanographer

  • A Hubble Holiday Surprise Hides In Plain Sight Among The Geminid Meteor Shower Live Shots
    2017.12.06
    One of the Best Meteor Showers of the Year Peaks Next Week
    Hubble Scientists Reveal a New Holiday Image and Share Their Favorite Skywatching Tips

    One of the best meteor showers of the year peaks on Dec. 13, and amidst the shooting stars you can see the very cosmic object that sparkles and shines in this year’s Hubble Space Telescope holiday image.

    Spectators of the Geminid meteor shower can expect to see up to 120 meteors per hour shoot across the night sky. These bright streaks of light will appear when tiny remnants from an asteroid named 3200 Phaethon interact with Earth's atmosphere. Most meteor showers are the result of comet remnants, so the Geminids are special because they originate from an asteroid.

    Join Hubble scientists from 6:00-11:30 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, Dec. 13 as as they share their tips and tricks for meteor shower-watching and stargazing this holiday season. They'll also reveal Hubble's festive new image.

    This year Hubble is releasing a special holiday image that features a truly stunning cosmic object. Even though it's tens of thousands of light-years away, it can still be seen from the ground using just a pair of binoculars or a small backyard telescope. It is best viewed under a winter sky, and better yet, during next week’s meteor shower. HD Satellite Coordinates for G17-K18/Lower: Galaxy 17 Ku-band Xp 18 Slot Lower| 91.0 ° W Longitude | DL 12051.0 MHz | Vertical Polarity | QPSK/DVB-S | FEC 3/4 | SR 13.235 Mbps | DR 18.2954 MHz | HD 720p | Format MPEG2 | Chroma Level 4:2:0 | Audio Embedded *****To book a window contact: *****
 Michelle Handleman / michelle.z.handleman@nasa.gov / 301-286-0918

    Additional Information: Launched in 1990, Hubble has brought stunning imagery and groundbreaking science to the public for 27 years.

    Suggested Questions:
    1. What is a meteor shower and how can we see the one peaking tonight?
    2. Hubble just released a new holiday image of an object that we can also see in our night sky. How can we see this festive cosmic object? (Scientists will reveal the new Hubble holiday image)
    3. December is a great time to look up at the night sky and see lots of other interesting things. What are some other objects that Hubble has seen that we can see, too?
    4. What tips do you have for aspiring backyard astronomers?
    5. Where can we learn more?

    Questions for longer interviews:
    1. Hubble is 27 years old now. How is the telescope doing?
    2. Hubble has been studying the universe for more than 27 years now. How many observations has the telescope actually made?
    3. Hubble has had a long career studying and capturing beautiful images of planets in our solar system as well as distant galaxies. What’s next for the telescope?
    4. Hubble has captured the imagination of the world. How can the public engage with this iconic telescope?

    Location: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center/Greenbelt, Maryland

    Scientists:
    Jim Jeletic / Hubble Space Telescope Deputy Project Manager
    Dr. Ken Carpenter / Hubble Space Telescope Project Scientist
    Dr. Amber Straughn / NASA Astrophysicist Dr. Rosa Diaz / Mission Systems Scientist / Space Telescope Science Institute [Interviews in Spanish]

2016 Live Shots

Collection of live shots done in 2016
  • NASA/NOAA 2015 Global Temperature Live Shots
    2016.01.20
    Earth’s 2015 surface temperatures were the warmest since modern record keeping began in 1880, according to independent analyses by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Globally-averaged temperatures in 2015 shattered the previous mark set in 2014 by 0.23 degrees Fahrenheit (0.13 Celsius). Only once before, in 1998, has the new record been greater than the old record by this much. The 2015 temperatures continue a long-term warming trend, according to analyses by scientists at NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) in New York (GISTEMP). NOAA scientists concur with the finding that 2015 was the warmest year on record based on separate, independent analyses of the data. Because weather station locations and measurements change over time, there is some uncertainty in the individual values in the GISTEMP index. Taking this into account, NASA analysis estimates 2015 was the warmest year with 94 percent certainty. The planet’s average surface temperature has risen about 1.8 degrees Fahrenheit (1.0 degree Celsius) since the late-19th century, a change largely driven by increased carbon dioxide and other human-made emissions into the atmosphere. Most of the warming occurred in the past 35 years, with 15 of the 16 warmest years on record occurring since 2001. Last year was the first time the global average temperatures were 1 degree Celsius or more above the 1880-1899 average. To see NASA/NOAA temperature release.
  • "Tracking El Nino" Live Shots Resource Page
    2016.02.23
    El Niño’s fingerprints are already on this winter’s weather forecasts, influencing extreme weather events ranging from tornados to blizzards across the United States and globally. NASA has been following this El Niño since its development, showing its striking impacts from space. NASA scientists discuss how NASA is studying this year’s El Niño, one of the strongest on record. NASA scientists will show your viewers how Earth’s land, ocean and atmosphere are responding to El Niño-driven changes.

    Suggested Questions:

    1. What can you tell us about this year’s El Niño?

    2. What kind of environmental changes are we seeing from El Niño?

    3. Will this year’s El Niño bring a relief to the droughts in California?

    4. Could this year’s El Nino turn into a La Nina, and what would that mean for us?

    5. Where can we learn more? For more information click here. El Niño Observations @NASAEarth @NASA_ES (en Español)

  • 2016 Total Solar Eclipse Live Shots
    2016.03.03

    NASA scientists discuss the March 8/9, 2016 total solar eclipse. A Moment in the Sun’s Atmosphere: NASA’s Science During the March 2016 Total Solar Eclipse Eye Safety During a Total Solar Eclipse More on Twitter @NASASunEarth Share your eclipse pictures

  • Sea Ice Maximum/Operation IceBridge Live Shots
    2016.03.22

    Just three months into 2016 and already global temperatures – particularly in the Arctic – are far warmer than normal. Global temperatures for February were the warmest on record for that month.

    Nowhere is this warming trend felt more than in the Arctic where the unusual wintertime warmth has contributed to record low wintertime sea ice extent. Arctic sea ice keeps the Polar Regions cold and helps regulate global temperatures. The shrinking of sea ice is a key indicator of our planet’s health. NASA is monitoring the health of the Arctic from space and the ground. In the coming days NASA will launch two missions – Operation Ice Bridge and OMG (Oceans Melting Greenland). These airborne and ground campaigns to the Arctic will take measurements of sea ice and glacier thickness.

    Join NASA scientists on Friday, March 25 from 6:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. EDT to see new images of this year’s sea ice extent; talk about how the Arctic faired this winter; and find out the latest on NASA missions to the Arctic set to launch in the coming days.

    Suggested Questions:

    1. What do the latest images show us about this year’s winter in the Arctic?

    2. What do the images tell us about the long-term trend?

    3. NASA is getting ready to send out teams of scientists to the Arctic in the coming days. What will they be doing?

    4. Where can we learn more?

    *** To book a window contact*** Michelle Handleman / michelle.z.handleman@nasa.gov Click for sea ice Flickr gallery.

  • Mercury Transit Live Shots May 9, 2016
    2016.05.02

    NASA will broadcast a stunning view of Mercury on May 9, 2016 as it journeys across the sun. The event, known as a transit, occurs when Mercury passes directly between Earth and the sun. This rare phenomenon will cause Mercury to look like a black dot gliding across the sun’s face. Mercury’s last transit was in 2006, and it won’t happen again until 2019!

    Starting at 7:12 a.m. EDT, Mercury will spend more than seven hours travelling across the sun. NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory will take the first near real time, ultra-high definition images ever for this event. This is also an opportunity for NASA scientists to fine tune the spacecraft’s cameras, using a method that can only be done during a transit.

    NASA scientists are available Monday, May 9, 2016, from 6:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. EDT to show your viewers amazing images of this event as it unfolds. Scientists will also share why transits are important, and how they’re being used to learn more about planets in our solar system—and beyond.

    Scientists have been using transits for hundreds of years to study the planets in our solar system. When a planet crosses in front of the sun, it causes the sun’s brightness to dim. Scientists can measure similar brightness dips from other stars to find planets orbiting them, and can calculate their sizes, how far away the planets are from their stars, and even get hints of what they’re made of. Upcoming NASA missions will watch for transits outside our solar system in order to find new planets, including some that could resemble Earth.

  • New Hubble Image Of Mars Live Shots. Great Viewing Opportunity Of The Red Planet In Late May
    2016.05.13
    Best Viewing Opportunity Of The Red Planet in Two Years

    Mars Makes Major Comeback in Night Sky During Alignment With Earth

    NASA To Release New Hubble Space Telescope Image of Mars

    The night sky in late May will have a very special feature this year. That’s because Mars will shine bigger and brighter than any other time in the past two years as the Red Planet approaches the closest point in its orbit to Earth. No fancy telescopes are needed. You’ll be able to spot the Red Planet with the naked eye.

    Mars and Earth travel at different speeds in their elliptical orbits around the sun. While they line up every 26 months, this will be Mars’ closest orbit to Earth since 2005!

    The Hubble Space Telescope will take advantage of this great viewing opportunity and turn its gaze toward Mars to capture a new, detailed snapshot of the Red Planet.

    NASA scientists are available on Friday, May 20th from 6:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. EDT to show your viewers Hubble’s newest image of Mars, tell you how you can spot Mars next weekend and show you some of Hubble’s other images of planets, moons, and fascinating objects in our solar system.

    For 26 years, Hubble has taken stunning pictures of the planets right here in our solar system, in addition to its more than a million observations of far away galaxies and nebulae. These views of the planets in our solar system have provided scientists with a treasure trove of data about Earth’s closest neighbors.

    ****To book a window*** Contact: Michelle Handleman/ michelle.z.handleman@nasa.gov/ 301-286-0918 work

    HD Satellite Coordinates for AMC9-K17: AMC-9 Ku-band Xp 17 Slot AB| 83.0 ° W Longitude | DL 12045.8 MHz | Horizontal Polarity | QPSK/DVB-S | FEC 3/4 | SR 13.235 Mbps | DR 18.2954 MHz | HD 720p | Format MPEG2 | Chroma Level 4:2:0 | Audio Embedded

    Suggested Questions:

    1. Scientists are saying the next few days will be one of the best time to go out and view Mars in years. How can we see Mars next weekend?

    2. The Hubble Space Telescope also took advantage of this unique opportunity to image Mars. Can you show us the new image?

    3. When you think of Hubble you often think of far away galaxies, but Hubble has captured great images of planets right here in our own solar system. What have you learned about our solar system?

    4. What’s next for the Hubble Space Telescope?

    5. Where can we see more of Hubble’s images of planets and galaxies?

    Live Shot Details:

    Location: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center/Greenbelt, Maryland

    Scientists:

    Dr. Jennifer Wiseman / Senior Hubble Scientist

    —or—

    Dr. Padi Boyd/ NASA Scientist

    —or—

    Dr. Michelle Thaller / NASA Scientist —or—

    Dr. Susana Deustua / Associate Scientist/ Space Telescope Science Institute Click to learn more about Hubble and see Hubble images. Or on Twitter @NASA_Hubble

  • NASA Releases Global Temperatures for First Half Of 2016
    2016.07.18

    The last two years broke former global temperature records, so all eyes are on 2016. Compared to the 135-year-old modern temperature record – the first five months of 2016 were the warmest ever measured for each respective month.

    On Tuesday July 19, NASA released its updated global temperature analysis for 2016. The data provides strong insights regarding long-term climate change.

    With striking evidence of long-term climate change, NASA scientists are conducting major field research campaigns – flying over melting Arctic sea ice and taking measurements on the ground – to better understand the processes behind and impacts of a warming planet. Our planet is changing, and NASA is on it.

    *** To Book a Window *** Contact Clare Skelly – clare.a.skelly@nasa.gov / (301) 286-4994

    Suggested questions:

    1. NASA just released new temperature data, what can you tell us about the first half of 2016?

    2. What are the impacts of this heat?

    3. So NASA scientists are in the Arctic right now, how are they observing these changes?

    4. How does this science help us plan for the future?

    5. Where can we learn more? Click for MEDIA RELEASE Click for Arctic sea ice latest. Click for more NASA Earth Science. More on Twitter #EarthRightNow

  • New Hubble "Frontier Field" Image Live Shots
    2016.07.15

    For 26 years the Hubble Space Telescope’s continuing mission has captured the attention of the world with its awe-inspiring images of strange new worlds and exotic galaxies across our universe.

    Just as Captain Kirk and the crew of the Starship Enterprise have stretched our imagination for the last 50 years, for a quarter century Hubble has turned science fiction into science fact.

    Join NASA scientists on Friday, July 22 from 6:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. EDT to see some of the earliest galaxies with one of Hubble’s deepest views yet of the universe. There are thousands of galaxies in this image, each teeming with billions of stars, home to strange distant worlds.

    Hubble’s Frontier Fields program uses the power of massive galaxy clusters deep in space. The gravity of these clusters is so massive that it distorts and magnifies the light around it, allowing us to see the very faint light of the distant galaxies behind it.

    **** To book a window contact **** Michelle Handleman / michelle.z.handleman@nasa.gov / 301-286-0918

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    Suggested Questions:

    For more than a quarter century, Hubble has inspired generations of people around the world with its views of the universe. Can you show us the new "Frontier Field" image?

    So this image is literally taking us back to the very edge of space and time. How is this image helping us explore the final frontier?

    Star Trek has stretched our imagination for 50 years. The Starship Enterprise (and its successors) explored hundreds of strange new worlds. How does Hubble compare in seeking out life and new civilizations?

    Star Trek helped us imagine many wonders out there in the Final Frontier. What are some of the wildest things Hubble has seen?

    Where can we learn more?

    Live Shot Details:

    Location: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center/Greenbelt, Maryland

    Scientists:

    Dr. Padi Boyd / NASA Scientist

    Dr. Ken Carpenter / NASA Scientist

    Dr. Jennifer Lotz / Associate Astronomer / Space Telescope Science Institute

    Dr. Rosa Diaz / Mission Systems Scientist / Space Telescope Science Institute [Interviews in Spanish]

    Video: NASA will roll all insert videos during live interviews. If needed, stations can roll a clean feed of all video at 5:45 a.m. EDT on July 22, 2016, at the above listed satellite.

  • Wildfires Live Shot July 2016
    2016.07.25

    NASA Tracking Global Wildfires as Summer Heats Up

    El Nino Fueling Hotter, Drier Conditions in Western U.S. and the Amazon, Priming Them for Flames

    This year’s wildfire season is off to a blazing start. Firefighters in California are battling flames right now north of Los Angeles. Earlier this summer record-breaking temperatures set parts of Alaska and the Southwest on fire. More than 29,000 wildfires have burned over 2.6 million acres in the U.S. this year. The southern Amazon is also expected to see a significant increase in wildfire activity this summer, as El Niño has left the rainforest its driest in 14 years. Smoke from these fires could affect wildlife and agriculture, and potentially impact major events like the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

    NASA scientists will be available on Friday, July 29 from 6 a.m.-11:30 a.m. EDT to show viewers how NASA is tracking wildfires, and how they’re affecting your viewers. We will also have a Spanish and Portuguese-speaking scientist available.

    The expected wildfire surge in the Amazon this summer is the result of El Nino, a warming of waters in the Pacific Ocean that had major impacts on weather across the United States the first half of 2016. While El Nino has officially ended, we’re still feeling effects through increased wildfire activity.

    In some parts of the U.S., the fire season is now on average 78 days longer than it was in 1970, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. NASA scientists are able to monitor these wildfires better than ever before, providing valuable information that fire managers can use to prepare the public. NASA is also launching field campaigns this summer to learn more about fires and their global impacts.

    ****To book a window***

    Contact: Michelle Handleman/michelle.z.handleman@nasa.gov

    Claire Saravia/ claire.g.desaravia@nasa.gov@nasa.gov

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    Suggested Questions:

    1. Wildfires have been raging in parts of the US this year. Can you show us the view from space?

    2. It’s been an active year around the globe for wildfires. How do fires on the other side of the world affect us?

    3. El Nino has dried out the Amazon this year, making it vulnerable to wildfires. What impacts could this have on the Summer Olympics?

    4. NASA is doing groundbreaking research around the world to study wildfires. What are we learning?

    5. Where can we learn more?

    Live Shot Details:

    Location: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center/Greenbelt, Maryland

    Scientists:

    Dr. Doug Morton / NASA Scientist (English and Portuguese)

    Dr. Lesley Ott / NASA Scientist

    Dr. Robert Field / NASA Scientist

    Dr. Eric Brown De Colstoun / NASA Scientist (en Español)

    Click for NASA's FIRES webpage.

    Find the latest on Twitter @NASAEarth

  • 2016 Sea Ice Minimum Live Shots
    2016.08.15

    Arctic Sea Ice Trending Low After Record 2016 Heat

    NASA Scientists Available August 19 To Show New Views Of The Arctic During Summer Melt Season

    Record-breaking temperatures in the first half of 2016 have primed the Arctic for another summer of low sea ice cover. Sea ice is frozen ocean water around the polar caps that, in the winter thickens and grows and in the summer thins and decreases. Arctic sea ice is important because it reflects sunlight and keeps the Arctic region cool. Over the past three decades, Arctic sea ice has dramatically declined; making what was once extraordinary low measurements the new normal.

    Join NASA scientists on Friday August 19th from 6:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. EDT to show your viewers new images from the Arctic, and talk about how the polar region is fairing this summer, and how long-term changes in this region could affect the way we live in the U.S.

    The Arctic is Earth’s air conditioner and it helps regulate global temperatures. But the region is warming twice as fast as elsewhere in the world, making the Arctic one of the most visible signs of a changing planet.

    NASA is keeping a close eye on changing conditions in the Arctic with its satellites, airborne and ground campaigns that are measuring the polar sea ice. Scientists are also monitoring the ice sheets that sit on land that are also melting at increasing rates. In 2018 NASA will launch the ICESat-2 satellite that will make some of the most advanced measurements of the polar regions ever.

    ** To book a window ** Michelle Handleman/ michelle.z.handleman@nasa.gov / 301-286-0918 work

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    Suggested Questions:

    1. Globally it’s been the warmest year on record. What do the latest images show us about this year’s summer in the Arctic?

    2. What is sea ice and why is it important to the Arctic and the Earth as a whole?

    3. Do you think we’ll ever see an ice-free Arctic?

    4. What about the rest of the Arctic – aren’t we seeing changes in Greenland, too?

    5. Where can we learn more?

    Live Shot Details:

    Location: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center/Greenbelt, Maryland

    Scientists:

    • Dr. Walt Meier / NASA Scientist


    • Dr. Tom Wagner / NASA Cryosphere Program Manager

    • Dr. Carlos Del Castillo / NASA Scientist [Interviews in Spanish]

    Video: NASA will roll all insert videos during live interviews. If needed, stations can roll a clean feed of all video at 5:45 a.m. EDT on August 18, 2016, at the above listed satellite.

    Canned interviews and b-roll will be available starting August 18 at 6:00 p.m. EDT: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/12335 On Twitter @NASAEarth

  • OSIRIS-REx Live Shots
    2016.09.06

    NASA scientists are available on Thursday, Sept. 8th from 6:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. and again 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. EDT – just hours before NASA’s FIRST-EVER asteroid sample return mission launches from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida – to find out why NASA is going to this asteroid, and what mysteries it might unlock about how life started on Earth and whether life could have started elsewhere in our solar system. We also have a Spanish-speaking scientist available. On Thursday September 8th at 7:05 p.m. EDT, NASA will launch the Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer – or OSIRIS-REx – spacecraft that will travel to a near-Earth asteroid named Bennu. Asteroids are rocky debris left over from the dawn of our solar system 4.5 billion years ago. They’ve changed little over time, making Bennu a pristine time capsule of the building blocks of our solar system. Crews in the local Washington/Baltimore area are invited out to Goddard Space Flight Center for a launch viewing event + availability for interviews with scientists Sept 8th from 4:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. EDT at the Visitors Center. RSVP information is here.

    To book a window – contact: Michelle Handleman at michelle.z.handleman@nasa.gov. HD Satellite Coordinates for AMC9-K23AB: AMC-9 Ku-band Xp 23 Slot AB| 83.0 ° W Longitude | DL 12151.0 MHz | Horizontal Polarity | QPSK/DVB-S | FEC 3/4 | SR 13.235 Mbps | DR 18.2954 MHz | HD 720p | Format MPEG2 | Chroma Level 4:2:0 | Audio Embedded

    Suggested Questions:

    1. Later today NASA will launch its first-ever sample return mission to an asteroid. Tell us more about this mission.

    2. Could asteroids contain the chemical precursors for life on Earth and in the solar system?

    3. You have a really interesting way to “kiss the asteroid” to collect a sample. Can you show us how you’re going do that?

    4. What will scientists do with the sample once it returns to Earth?

    5. Where can we learn more?

    Live Shot Details:

    Locations:

    Cape Canaveral Air Force Station/ Cape Canaveral, Florida (from 6am-9am and 4pm-6pm)

    NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center/Greenbelt, Maryland (from 9am-2pm)

    Scientists:

    Dr. Jim Green / Director, NASA Planetary Science Division

    Dr. Ellen Stofan / NASA Chief Scientist

    Dr. Jim Garvin / NASA Goddard Chief Scientist

    Dr. Lucy McFadden / NASA Scientist

    Dr. Geronimo Villanueva/ NASA Scientist [Interviews in Spanish]

  • Hurricane Matthew Live Shots
    2016.10.06

    Residents along the East Coast are bracing for heavy rains and flooding as Hurricane Matthew barrels toward the U.S. Matthew is the most powerful hurricane to form over the Atlantic since Hurricane Felix in 2007 as it reached Category 5 strength on Oct. 1. NASA is tracking this storm with its powerful arsenal of satellites.

    NASA scientists are available on Friday, Oct. 7 from 6:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. EDT to take your viewers inside and outside of Hurricane Matthew with new images of the storm. Find out how NASA is helping to uncover the mysteries of how these storms develop and intensify. Using NASA’s Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission’s international network of satellites, scientists can observe hurricanes from their birthplace; watch as they travel across the Atlantic Ocean; and see where it really counts – landfall. Scientists can observe a storm’s progress and see what is happening INSIDE the system where a slight change dictates whether a storm will make history or fizzle out.

    ** This interview will focus on the science behind this hurricane and hurricane research. Questions about the latest forecast should be directed to NOAA's National Hurricane Center at http://www.nhc.noaa.gov."***<.b>

    **** To Book a Window *** Contact Michelle Handleman – michelle.z.handleman@nasa.gov / (301) 286-0918 office

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    Suggested questions:

    1. Hurricane Matthew is the strongest hurricane to develop in the Atlantic in almost 10 years. How are scientists using satellites to look inside of Matthew?

    2. This has been a slow moving, but rapidly intensifying storm. How can images like this give us clues as to when a storm is about to intensify?

    3. Matthew produced torrential rains in the Caribbean and could produce significant rains along in coastal states in the U.S. Can we see how this rainfall is accumulating from space?

    4. What is the future of how NASA will monitor hurricanes?

    5. Where can we learn more?

    Live shot details:

    Location: Goddard Space Flight Center/ Greenbelt, MD Scientists:

    Dr. Dalia Kirschbaum/ NASA Scientist

    Dr. Scott Braun/ NASA Scientist

    Dr. Owen Kelley / NASA Scientist

  • NASA's STEREO Solar Probes 10th Anniversary Live Shots
    2016.10.17

    NASA Solar Probes Celebrate 10 Years of Uncovering Mysteries of Space Weather

    STEREO Mission Gave First Ever 360-Degree Views of Our Star, Origin of Solar Wind

    Ten years ago on Oct. 25, 2006, NASA launched twin satellites into orbit to get the first 360-degree view of the sun at one time. The Solar-Terrestrial Relations Observatories (STEREO) spacecraft have helped NASA scientists to better understand how the sun affects Earth and the solar system, including the harsh space environment that spacecraft – or even astronauts – may experience in space.

    Join NASA scientists on Friday, Oct. 21, from 6:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. EDT to show your viewers revolutionary solar images from this mission that has uncovered some of the mysteries surrounding the origin of space weather.

    With STEREO-A ahead of Earth in its orbit and STEREO-B trailing behind, the observatories have captured 3D views of the sun’s regular violent eruptions of matter, which trigger the aurora and can – at their worst – disrupt satellites and even cause electrical power outages. STEREO has served as a key addition to a fleet of space weather detection satellites by providing unique data to better help us understand what sets off such solar eruptions and how they travel toward Earth.

    STEREO is also laying the groundwork for Solar Probe Plus, the first mission that will fly into the upper solar atmosphere and “touch” the sun. Launching in 2018, NASA’s Solar Probe Plus will continue the work of improving scientists’ understanding of space weather and its impact on the solar system by observing the sun from a closer vantage point than any human-made object in history.

    To book a window, contact Michelle Handleman / michelle.z.handleman@nasa.gov / 301-286-0918

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    Suggested Questions:

    1. Why does space weather matter to us on Earth?

    2. How has STEREO changed our understanding of the sun?

    3. We’re gearing up for the solar event of the century in the U.S.— the August 2017 solar eclipse. How does an eclipse help us understand the sun?

    4. NASA has an upcoming mission that will for the first time touch the sun. Can you tell us about that?

    5. We heard STEREO-B was giving NASA the silent treatment for a while. Can you tell us what happened?

    6. Where can we learn more?

    Live Shot Details:

    Location: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center/Greenbelt, Maryland

    Scientists:

    Dr. Yari Collado-Vega/ NASA Scientists [Interviews in English and Spanish]

    Dr. Eric Christian/ NASA Scientist

    Video: NASA will roll all insert videos during live interviews. If needed, stations can roll a clean feed of all video at 5:45 a.m. EDT on Oct. 21st at the above-listed satellite.

  • Record Supermoon Live Shots (Nov. 11, 2016)
    2016.11.02
    Showstopper Nov. 14 Supermoon is the Closest Moon to Earth since 1948
    Bigger and Brighter, the Moon will Dazzle in the Night Sky all Weekend
    The moon is a familiar sight, but the days leading up to Monday, Nov. 14, promise a spectacular supermoon show. When a full moon makes its closest pass to Earth in its orbit it appears up to 14 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter, making it a supermoon. This month’s is especially ‘super’ for two reasons: it is the only supermoon this year to be completely full, and it is the closest moon to Earth since 1948 – when a gallon of gas cost just 16 cents. The moon won’t be this super again until 2034!
    Join NASA scientists on Monday, Nov. 11, from 6:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. EST to tell your viewers when they can see the supermoon, what’s so special about this one and how studying our nearest neighbor helps us uncover mysteries of the outer solar system.
    The moon is the Rosetta Stone by which we understand the rest of the solar system. NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter – or LRO – has been mapping the moon’s surface and capturing high-resolution images for more than seven years. New observations from LRO show a surprising number of small meteoroids are transforming the moon’s surface much faster than previously thought. Extensive mapping of the moon aids scientists in understanding our planet’s history as well as planetary objects beyond the Earth-moon system.
    *** To Book a Window *** Contact Clare Skelly – clare.a.skelly@nasa.gov / 301-286-4994 (office) / 301-509-5414 (cell)
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    Suggested Questions:
    1. What is a supermoon and what makes this one so super?
    2. When is the best time to see the supermoon and will it look different from other full moons?
    3. Many of our viewers will be amazed to hear that NASA has had a spacecraft orbiting the moon for over seven years. What is the most surprising thing you’ve seen?
    4. What can our moon teach us about other mysterious places deeper in the solar system?
    5. Where can we learn more?

    Location: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center / Greenbelt, Maryland
    Scientists: Dr. Noah Petro / NASA Scientist
    —or—
    Dr. Alex Young / NASA Scientist
    —or—
    Nayessda Castro / NASA Engineer & LRO Mission Operations Team Member [en Español]

2015 Live Shots

Collection of live shots done in 2015
  • 2014 Global Temperature Announcement Live Shot Page
    2015.01.16
    The year 2014 ranks as Earth’s warmest since 1880, according to two analyses released on Jan. 16. NASA scientists discussed the findings during live shot interviews on Jan. 16th. NASA scientists track global temperatures as one way to measure how Earth’s climate is changing over time. Since 1880, the average global temperature has risen about 1.4 degrees Fahrenheit with most of that trend occurring in the last 30 years. Nine of the 10 warmest years in the modern record have occurred since 2000.
  • Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) Live Shot Page 1.29.15
    2015.01.28
    NASA scientists talk about the launch of the Soil Moisture Active Passive - or SMAP - satellite scheduled to launch on Jan 29. SMAP will take stock of the water hidden just beneath your feet, in the topsoil. Knowing how much water is in the soil, and whether it is frozen or thawed, has profound applications for society, from better forecasting of natural disasters like floods and droughts to helping prevent food shortages. How SMAP's radiometer works. To learn how SMAP will help weather forecasts click here. To learn more about SMAP click here. For NASA TV's video file click here.
  • MMS Pre-launch Live Shots
    2015.03.12
    LIVE Satellite Interviews with NASA Scientist Thrusday, March 12 from 6 am. - 11 am. EDT
    Join us just hours before these four identical MMS spacecraft launch from Florida’s Cape Canaveral – to talk about what scientists hope to learn from this first-of-its-kind magnetic storm chasing mission, and why understanding this phenomenon in Earth’s backyard is game changing.

    Live Shot Details:
    Location: Goddard Space Flight Center/ Greenbelt, MD
    Scientists: Dr. Holly Gilbert / NASA Scientist
    Dr. Michelle Thaller / NASA Scientist
    Dr. Diego Janches / NASA Scientist (interviews in Spanish)

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  • GPM April Showers Bring May Flowers Live Shots 4.1.15
    2015.03.31
    NASA scientists talk about the new global portrait of rain and snow and why this world-wide view of precipitation is important for everything from knowing how much freshwater is available to drink, to forecasting natural disasters like hurricanes and floods, to understanding Earth in a changing climate. NASA’s Global Precipitation Measurement mission – GPM – sees through clouds to produce the most detailed world-wide view of rain, light rain and snow every 30 minutes. Scientists can now see weather fronts in the Southern Ocean, snow at the tops of hurricanes and watch a storm on the East Coast travel across the Atlantic bringing deluge of rain that causes flooding in England. A constellation of a dozen satellites provides this unprecidented look inside rain clouds, hurricanes and blizzards, giving scientists new insights into how these storms develop and intensify, which will improve weather forecasting. For "A week in the life of rain" click here.
  • Hubble's 25th Anniversary Resource B-Roll Collection
    2015.04.20
    Collection includes highlight reels from the launch of the Hubble Space Telescope on April 24, 1990, deployment and various b-roll of the servicing missions.
  • A Tale Of Two Extremes Live Shots
    2015.07.31
    It’s been a tale of two extremes this year for the United States. Severe drought plagues the West Coast, causing states like California to take serious measures for water conservation. Then just last week Southern California got a deluge of rain that caused flooding. In Texas, heavy rains and flash flooding this summer seem to have erased drought memories—for now. New views from NASA satellites delve into the details of where the water is, or not, from the dry west to the soggy east, and why. NASA scientists Ben Cook and Doug Morton are available on Friday, July 31 between 6 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. EDT to show your viewers new views of the extreme drought and flood conditions affecting large swaths of the U.S., and discuss if a strong possible El Niño will play a role. Click here for more about information about California's rainfall deficit. For more Earth Science stories click here.
  • Sea Level Rise Live Shots
    2015.08.26
    Earth’s rising seas are some of most visible signs of our warming planet. Over the last 20 years, NASA satellites, airborne missions and field campaigns show a steady rise in global sea levels as the world’s polar ice sheets melt. As the Earth continues to warm, new research suggests sea levels could rise by as much as several feet in the next 100 years. Sea level rise is one of the biggest environmental challenges of the 21st Century, and NASA research is helping us understand how much our oceans will rise, and how fast that will happen. Hear from NASA scientists about the latest research on rising sea levels and melting polar ice. See surprising new views of ice loss in Greenland and Antarctica, and talk about the consequences of our rising oceans. Sea Level Rise Gallery. Material from Aug. 26th teleconference is here.
  • Supermoon Eclipse 2015 Live Shots Interviews And B-roll
    2015.09.15
    Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Deputy Project Scientist Noah Petro discusses the Sept. 27th supermoon eclipse and some of the cool things that scientists have learned about our moon. NASA will provide a LIVE FEED of Sunday's Supermoon eclipse. Click for details.
  • MAVEN Results Live Shot Page
    2015.11.05
    On Thursday, November 5, 2015, NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution Mission (MAVEN) has released its first results showing how Mars is losing its atmosphere to space. These results will help scientists understand why Mars' climate has changed, and why the planet has evolved from being warm and wet to cold and dry. Scientists were available Friday, November 6 to discuss these results, and what we can learn from them.
  • Carbon Cycle Live Shots
    2015.11.19
    Carbon dioxide is vital for life on Earth, but an overload of the greenhouse gas is driving one of the most serious problems facing our planet: climate change. With NASA’s fleet of satellites including NASA’s new experimental Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2), scientists now have a more complete picture of how Earth is changing as carbon dioxide levels rise. Join NASA scientists on Friday, Nov. 20th from 6:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. EST and again from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST to see NASA’s first-ever global view tracking carbon dioxide levels all the way from the top of the atmosphere to Earth’s surface. Find out how these results are helping us understand how humans are changing the climate, and what it means for our future. Rising levels of carbon dioxide, which acts as a blanket trapping heat in our atmosphere, are already causing major changes to our climate -- from rising sea levels to the fact that 10 of the warmest years on record happened in the last 15 years. For more information see: "A Breathing Planet, Off Balance." Additional videos of the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) satellite.
  • Hubble Sees A Cosmic "Lightsaber" Live Shots
    2015.12.17
    Far, far away in our own galaxy, cosmic forces are awakening in a newborn star seen by the Hubble Space Telescope. On Friday, Dec. 18th, scientists will show you a new image of a newborn star right here in our Milky Way galaxy, shooting jets into space that resemble a cosmic “lightsaber.”

    Since Hubble’s launch in 1990, Hubble has given humankind an unobstructed view of the universe that has rewritten the textbooks and profoundly transformed our understanding of the cosmos and our place among the stars. Hubble has given us a closer look at galaxies far, far away, and the planets and moons right here in our solar system. This is helping NASA in its quest to understand the solar system and beyond. Hubble continues to generate powerful images that show us the real ‘star wars,’ turning science fiction into science fact. Hubble Sees the Force Awakening in a Newborn Star. Click to download the new "lightsaber" image. Extended Hubble resource collection with additional videos, interviews, animations and packages

2014 Live Shots

Collection of live shots done in 2014

2013 Live Shots

Collection of live shots done in 2013

2012 Live Shots

Collection of live shots done in 2012
  • Landsat 40th Liveshot Roll-in Video
    2012.07.18
    On Friday, July 20th, in advance of Landsat's 40th birthday and a live NASA press conference on Monday the 23rd, NASA scientists are available to discuss amazing & unprecedented images from space of your region. Cities grow, wildfires rage, rivers flood out of their beds and droughts shrink lakes and reservoirs — all captured by Landsat, the world's longest continuous record of Earth from space.

    Since 1972, Landsat satellites have been orbiting Earth, telling the story of soil moisture, urban spread, land use, assist disasters & recovery. Next year, the 8th Landsat satellite (LDCM) will be launched from California. The Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) will track food production and water resources, organize disaster recovery and monitor the impact of climate change.

    The following is broadcast quality video roll-ins in Apple ProRes 422, 1280x720, 59.94 fps.