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NASA, Origins with a Planet Earth Mission


Earth Observation System / EOS


Earth Right Now (Daily via NASA)

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Earth Right Now @NASA online

Earth Research from Space @ GreenPolicy online

2018 Update / New NASA Chief Says He Will Protect Climate Research

After his previous rejection of climate science, Jim Bridenstine tells employees he will keep politics out of the agency’s work

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In the National Aeronautics and Space Act, which established the agency in 1958

The first objective of the agency was listed as “the expansion of human knowledge of the earth and of phenomena in the atmosphere and space.”

Planet Earth

From its origins, NASA has studied our planet in novel ways, using ingenious tools to study physical processes at work—from beneath the crust to the edge of the atmosphere. We look at it in macrocosm and microcosm, from the flow of one mountain stream to the flow of jet streams. Most of all, we look at Earth as a system, examining the cycles and processes—the water cycle, the carbon cycle, ocean circulation, the movement of heat—that interact and influence each other in a complex, dynamic dance across seasons and decades.

For all of the dynamism and detail we can observe from orbit, sometimes it is worth stepping back and simply admiring Earth. It is a beautiful, awe-inspiring place, and it is the only world most of us will ever know.

Of all celestial bodies within reach or view, as far as we can see, out to the edge, the most wonderful and marvelous and mysterious is turning out to be our own planet earth. There is nothing to match it anywhere, not yet anyway. — Lewis Thomas

Sixty years ago, with the launch of Explorer 1, NASA made its first observations of Earth from space. Fifty years ago, astronauts left Earth orbit for the first time and looked back at our “blue marble.” All of these years later, as we send spacecraft and point our telescopes past the outer edges of the solar system, as we study our planetary neighbors and our Sun in exquisite detail, there remains much to see and explore at home.

We are still just getting to know Earth through the tools of science...


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Mission Planet Earth: NASA, Earth Science News

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NASA's universe of images, with special emphasis on the home planet

April 2017 / Now available for planet citizens online in one searchable place (via the Cloud w/ AWS)

What's Really Warming the World...

"What's Really Warming the World? Climate deniers blame natural factors; NASA data proves otherwise."

NASA-GISS presents interactive demonstrations of decades of scientific data and study...

Join NASA for a #24Seven Celebration of Earth Day

This Earth Day, April 22, 2016, NASA is giving the world an insider’s look into the myriad activities the space agency conducts in a typical day to study and protect our home planet.

And -- we’re asking the world to share your Earth Day with us.

On April 22, NASA will post about 200 images across nearly 100 different social media channels that capture the breadth of the agency’s 24-hour-a-day work to study Earth. The images were captured during the week of March 27, but have been assembled chronologically to tell a story of a “day in the life” of NASA’s Earth science work. The time-stamped posts -- hashtagged #24Seven -- will begin publishing at 12:01 a.m. EDT and will continue throughout the day.

We know we aren’t the only people working to safeguard and understand our home planet. As you celebrate Earth Day, we’re asking you to share on social media what you’re doing to mark the day and celebrate our fragile home in space.




Visit featured Earth Day 2016 Planet Citizen sites @GreenPolicy360

Vision of Planet Citizens - https://www.greenpolicy360.net/w/Planet_Citizens
Hello Earth - http://www.greenpolicy360.net/w/HelloEarth
Earth POV - http://www.greenpolicy360.net/w/EarthPOV

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Game-Changing Energy Technology

NASA Research Could Save Commercial Airlines Billions in New Era of Aviation

New technologies, developed under the purview of NASA’s Environmentally Responsible Aviation (ERA) project, could cut airline fuel use in half, pollution by 75 percent and noise to nearly one-eighth of today’s levels.

“If these technologies start finding their way into the airline fleet, our computer models show the economic impact could amount to $255 billion in operational savings between 2025 and 2050,” said Jaiwon Shin, NASA’s associate administrator for aeronautics research.

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Life on the International Space Station


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Reel 1 / A view of life in space is getting a boost with the introduction of 4K Ultra High-Definition (UHD) video, providing an unprecedented look at what it's like to live and work aboard the International Space Station. This important new capability will allow researchers to acquire high resolution—high frame rate video to provide new insight into the vast array of experiments taking place every day. Cameras will also bestow breathtaking views of planet Earth and space station activities for those still dreaming of making the trip to outer space.

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Live HDTV from the International Space Station


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Urthecast and NASA bring you live, high definition video from the ISS. Perched 250 miles (400 km) above Earth’s surface, four high-definition (HDEV) cameras capture live 24/7 video of our planet.

See storms swirl over the oceans, watch the sun rise and set 16 times a day, and experience our Blue Marble as a planet citizen watching the earth rotate and roll beneath the ISS.


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Open Access / 2015

Open Access to Space Station Science Data and Use of the NASA Physical Sciences Informatics System - http://psi.nasa.gov/home.aspx

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NASA Links/Online Resources






NASA Missions

Earth Missions

Humans in Space

Solar System Missions

'Universe' Missions


NASA Goddard

Earth Right Now





NASA Social Media


Earth Science Research from Space

In the National Aeronautics and Space Act, which established the agency in 1958, the first objective of the agency was listed as “the expansion of human knowledge of the earth and of phenomena in the atmosphere and space.”

From 2002 until February 2006, NASA’s mission statement, prominently featured in its budget and planning documents, read: “To understand and protect our home planet; to explore the universe and search for life; to inspire the next generation of explorers ... as only NASA can.”

In early February, the statement was quietly altered, with the phrase “to understand and protect our home planet” deleted. In this year’s budget and planning documents, the agency’s mission is “to pioneer the future in space exploration, scientific discovery and aeronautics research.”

David E. Steitz, a spokesman for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, said the aim was to square the statement with President Bush’s goal of pursuing human spaceflight to the Moon and Mars.

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Note re: the Use of NASA images at GreenPolicy360

GreenPolicy360 make copious use of many NASA images, particularly regarding #EarthScience missions and our focus on the vital importance of #AtmosphericScience.

Please visit our "Thin Blue" site in our GreenPolicy network at www.thinbluelayer.com.

Fair use of these images come under NASA and US law and regulations placing these images in the Public Domain.

See: https://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/guidelines/index.html

Under United States copyright law, works created by the U.S. federal government or its agencies cannot be copyrighted. (This does not apply to works created by state or local governments.) Therefore, the NASA pictures are legally in the public domain.

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