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Dr. James Hansen, one of the world's top climate scientists, has written a personal appeal to President Barack Obama, warning of the "profound disconnect" between public policy on climate change and the magnitude of the problem.

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NASA's Earth Observatory, where you can monitor regional and global changes on our planet almost as they happen. Here you can explore with NASA scientists the causes and effects of climatic and environmental change through the use of real satellite data.
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President Dwight D. Eisenhower established the National Aeronautics and Space Administration in 1958, partially in response to the Soviet Union's launch of the first artificial satellite the previous year. NASA grew out of the National Advisory Committee on Aeronautics (NACA), which had been researching flight technology for more than 40 years.

President John F. Kennedy focused NASA and the nation on sending astronauts to the moon by the end of the 1960s. Through the Mercury and Gemini projects, NASA developed the technology and skills it needed for the journey. On July 20, 1969, Ne... More →
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The official NASA tools for tracking the International Space Station and Space Shuttle can be found on the Human Space Flight Web site.

Shuttle and Station tracking are no longer available on J-Track.
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NASA announced on April 1, 2016 (not April Fools Trick) that all Earth imagery from a prolific Japanese remote sensing instrument operating aboard the NASA Terra spacecraft since late 1999 is now available to users everywhere at no cost.

The public will have unlimited access to the complete 16-plus-year database for the Japan Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) instrument, which images Earth to map and monitor the changing surface of our planet. The ASTER database currently consists of more than 2.95 m... More →
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