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The Moment NASA astronauts Captured Earthrise – Dec. 24, 1968

TweetThe Moment NASA astronauts Captured Earthrise –  Dec. 24, 1968 – the photo that almost never was!   A look at the capturing of Earthrise by NASA, the iconic photograph of the Earth as you’ve never seen it before – … Continue reading

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Landsat 8, officially began its mission on May 30, 2013

TweetThe latest in the Landsat series of Earth observation satellites, Landsat 8, officially began its mission on May 30. The purpose is to extend an unparalleled four-decade record of Earth’s land surface as seen from space.  NASA launched the Landsat … Continue reading

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Too Busy to Tweet? If @astro_ron can do it from space then you have no excuse!

TweetSo, you say that you’re simply too busy to tweet, re-tweet, or reply to a tweet eh?? Humbug… if @astro_ron can do it from the ISS then any excuse you give me for your lack of engagement is just downright … Continue reading

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With Landsat 8 DOI / NASA Partnership to Strengthen STEM Careers

TweetThis news on the heel of the launch of the next generation of the LDCM and the continuation of the Landsat program – the satellite is expected to transmit images and data about the Earth within 100 days. Salazar today  … Continue reading

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40 Years of Landsat Continues with LDCM Launch Today

TweetWow, launch day is here already as the Landsat Data Continuity Mission spacecraft takes flight to continue with what may in fact be the greatest space exploration success story of our generation! The Landsat Data Continuity Mission spacecraft is set to … Continue reading

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Video – NASA Continuing Landsat’s 40-Year Legacy With LDCM 8

TweetIndeed, it isn’t called the continuity mission for nothing!! The Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) is a collaboration between NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey that will continue the Landsat Program’s 40-year data record of monitoring Earth’s landscapes from space. … Continue reading

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USPS Taps LandSat 7 satellite images For Earthscapes Forever stamps

TweetThis cool story from the USGS takes me back to my days of stamp collecting… Two images from the Landsat 7 satellite are included in the new U.S Post Office series of 15 Earthscapes Forever stamps. Released October 1 to … Continue reading

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Esri Puts Mars Missions On A Map

TweetEsri has created a new story map to show off some of the amazing photos captured on the planet Mars over the years. On a map, the service boasts an archive of images collected from the Sojourner, Spirit, Opportunity, and … Continue reading

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NASA Curiosity Rover Lands on Mars First Images Returned to Earth

TweetYES… NASA sticks their landing and is chasing gold on Mars! This announcement came from NASA today at 1:32 a.m. EDT Aug. 6… NASA’s most advanced Mars rover Curiosity has landed on the Red Planet. The one-ton rover, hanging by … Continue reading

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NASA rover vehicle, Curiosity, to commence gathering data and mapping Mars

TweetIn three days (Aug 5, 2012) NASA will commence their much anticipated mission on Mars… perhaps you spotted the inflatable Mars rover at esriuc recently? Pretty darned cool stuff and you get bet that GIS and Geo technology will be … Continue reading

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NASA Map reveals smoke from Wildfires

TweetSome interesting visualizations coming from NASA these days, this latest effort revealing the dispersion of smoke from wildfires over the continental US. About the map… The map below depicts the relative concentration of aerosols in the skies above the continental … Continue reading

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Space Station (ISS) tracking individual ships crossing the seas

TweetSome interesting news via NASA shared from high above the Earth… The ship-detection system being tested is based on the Automatic Identification System, or AIS, the marine equivalent of the air traffic control system. AIS allows port authorities and coast … Continue reading

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