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Media Briefing to Preview Big Year Ahead for NASA Earth Science

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WASHINGTON, Jan. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA will host a media teleconference at 12:30 p.m. EST Wednesday, Jan. 22, to outline the agency's Earth science activities planned for 2014, which include five mission launches.

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The expert panelists for the briefing are:

  • Michael Freilich, director, Earth Science Division, NASA Headquarters, Washington
  • Julie Robinson, International Space Station chief scientist, NASA's Johnson Space Center, Houston

For the first time in more than a decade, five NASA Earth science missions will be launched into space in a single year, opening new and improved eyes on our changing planet. Two of these missions will deliver instruments to the International Space Station, inaugurating NASA's use of the orbiting laboratory as a 24/7 Earth-observing science platform.

NASA  also is conducting 12 airborne campaigns this year, from the poles to Atlantic Ocean hurricanes, and helping decision-makers put satellite data to work in the U.S. and around the world.

Journalists who want to participate in the teleconference must provide their name, media affiliation and telephone number to Dwayne Brown at dwayne.c.brown@nasa.gov, or 202-358-1726, no later than 11 a.m. Wednesday.

The teleconference will be streamed live on NASA's website at:

http://www.nasa.gov/newsaudio

For more information about NASA Earth science programs and research, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/earth

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