During the briefing, NASA and USGS will announce the 10 most significant images from the Landsat record, the U.S. regions selected for the “My American Landscape” contest showing local environmental changes, and the top five Landsat “Earth As Art” images selected in an online poll.
The panelists for the briefing are:
- Anne Castle, assistant secretary for water and science, U.S. Department of the Interior, Washington
- Waleed Abdalati, chief scientist, NASA Headquarters, Washington
- Jeff Masek, NASA Landsat project scientist, Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md.
- Tom Loveland, USGS senior scientist, Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center, Sioux Falls, S.D.
- Jim Irons, Landsat Data Continuity Mission project scientist, Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md.
- Roger Auch, research geographer, EROS Center, Sioux Falls, S.D.
Media may ask questions of the panelists during the briefing. Media wanting to attend the briefing must send their name, affiliation and telephone number to Steve Cole at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 4 p.m. EDT, July 20. Reporters unable to attend the briefing in person can ask questions during the event via Twitter using the hashtag#asknasa. NASA Television and the agency’s Web site will provide live briefing coverage.
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