This video is an introduction into the world of the Goddard Instrument Field Team, known as GIFT. This team of scientists conducts fieldwork all over the world at sites that resemble the Moon, Mars, and other planetary surfaces. These scientists are responsible for developing and testing scientific instrumentation relevant to NASA’s exploration goals, and for carrying out a wide variety of experiments.
Video narrated by: Jerome Hruska
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NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center has led and supported planetary analog field science campaigns for the last decade focused on addressing fundamental research and testing new instrument technologies. This video gives an overview of the Goddard Instrument Field Team, and includes footage of the unique locations they travel to and equipment they use. The capabilities developed within GIFT provide a unique resource to NASA and the external science community.
GCMD keywords can be found on the Internet with the following citation:
Olsen, L.M., G. Major, K. Shein, J. Scialdone, S. Ritz, T. Stevens, M. Morahan, A. Aleman, R. Vogel, S. Leicester, H. Weir, M. Meaux, S. Grebas, C.Solomon, M. Holland, T. Northcutt, R. A. Restrepo, R. Bilodeau, 2013. NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords. Version 188.8.131.52.0