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2012-11-30 16:29:15

A stunning array of images of our home planet, taken by Earth-observing science satellites, are featured in a new NASA publication. The book, "Earth as Art," is available in hardcover, electronically, and as a free iPad application. The 158-page book celebrates the aesthetic beauty of Earth in the patterns, shapes, colors and textures of the land, oceans, ice and atmosphere. Images include snow-capped mountain peaks in the Himalayas, Arizona's Painted Desert, the Mississippi River Delta...

2012-11-01 05:53:41

NASA has awarded Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) of Mclean, Va., a modification to its integrated communications services contract at the agency's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md.; Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Va.; and Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York. SAIC provides voice communication services including procurement implementation and operation of an Internet protocol telephone system. The contract period of performance is June 1,...

2012-10-26 08:32:08

NASA will invite 80 of the agency's social media followers to a two-day NASA Social Feb. 10-11, 2013, at Vandenberg Air Force Base in Lompoc, Calif., for the launch of the Landsat Data Continuity Mission. NASA Socials are in-person meetings with people who engage with the agency through Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and other social networks. The event is expected to culminate in the launch of the Landsat spacecraft no earlier than Feb. 11 aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket....

NASA, USPS Team Up To Celebrate National Stamp Collecting Month
2012-10-03 11:00:03

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Earth is beautiful when viewed from an eye-level perspective. There are a number of beautiful landmarks and natural phenomenon which are perfectly able to take one's breath away. When viewed from above, however, even the most mundane landmarks can become a thing of geometric beauty. It´s this beauty that the United States Postal Service aims to celebrate with their new Forever stamp series, called “Earthscapes.”...

'Sweet Spot' For Crops Found By Landsat Satellites
2012-09-28 13:41:53

Farmers are using maps created with free data from NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey's Landsat satellites that show locations that are good and not good for growing crops. Farmer Gary Wagner walks into his field where the summer leaves on the sugar beet plants are a rich emerald hue -- not necessarily a good color when it comes to sugar beets, either for the environment or the farmer. That hue tells Wagner that he's leaving money in the field in unused nitrogen fertilizer, which if left...


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