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.
- Anne Castle, DOI Assistant Secretary for Water and Science, 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, USGS-EROS, Sioux Falls, SD
- Jim Irons, Landsat Data Continuity Mission Project Scientist, Goddard Center, Greenbelt, MD
- Roger Auch, Research Geographer, USGS-EROS, Sioux Falls, SD
555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Monday, July 23; 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. EDT
Registration is required. Media may ask questions of the panelists during the briefing. Due to limited space and building security, reporters who want to attend the briefing must send their name, affiliation and telephone number to Steve Cole 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 NASA website will provide live briefing coverage.
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The Landsat program is jointly managed by NASA and DOI/USGS. NASA is preparing to launch the next Landsat satellite in February 2013. For more information about the Landsat program, visit the USGS Landsat Missions website and NASA’s Landsat website.