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Washington, Dec 20 (Canadian-Media): Members of the media are invited by NASA to a behind-the-scenes tour and briefing on five new research campaigns in 2020 to explore questions critical to understanding our home planet, NASA reports said.
In 2020 NASA will deploy five new airborne campaigns across the United States to investigate fundamental Earth processes that affect human lives and the environment, from snowstorms along the East Coast to the sinking coastline of the Mississippi River delta. Image Credit: NASA
The event scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 7, from 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. PST will be hosted at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center, Building 703, in Palmdale, California.
Investigation of the processes affecting human lives and the environment, from snowstorms along the East Coast to the sinking coastline of the Mississippi River delta would be done by the airborne campaigns that will be deployed across the United States. The first year of field work of five new NASA Earth Venture field campaigns would be done from January to October 2020.
The media will be given an opportunity on Jan. 7 event to tour NASA’s Palmdale hangar, view several aircraft and scientific equipment involved in the campaigns, and interview science team members and pilots.
NASA research aircraft on display include the ER-2, B-200, C-20, and SOFIA, NASA’s flying astronomical telescope. Media will participate in a live NASA television briefing on the new campaigns.
U.S. media representatives interested in participating should contact NASA Armstrong Public Affairs no later than noon PST Thursday, Jan. 2, by calling 661-276-2016 or emailing Jessica.Arreola@NASA.gov. Foreign nationals cannot be accommodated for this event.
NASA uses the vantage point of space and airborne campaigns to increase our understanding of our home planet, improve lives, and safeguard our future.