Mike Taylor at Global Citizen 2015 Earth Day

Mike Taylor (in grey), one of our Landsat “rock stars” at the Global Citizen 2015 Earth Day concert this past weekend sharing information about Landsat.

Apr 23, 2015 • This past weekend, NASA shared the National Mall with rock stars of the likes of No Doubt, Mary J Blige, and My Morning Jacket among others. Thousands came out to the Global Citizen 2015 Earth Day concert and while they were there, they had an opportunity to learn about NASA’s role in Earth science—how a space-based perspective can sometimes give us the best tools for understanding our changing planet.

“We want to know how our planet works, how we affect it, and how it might change in the future,” NASA Administrator Charles Bolden wrote. “Knowledge is a powerful tool & with it we can all be better stewards of our home planet.”

Children and parents were able to learn about NASA research and satellites, and as Spaceflight Insider reporter Josh Tallis wrote, “Throughout the pavilion, NASA representatives stood huddled over speaking to enraptured children. To them, during an afternoon punctuated by world-famous performers, they could have been rock stars too.”

Mike Taylor giving hyperwall talk

Mike Taylor, from the Landsat Communication and Public Engagement team, giving a Landsat hyperwall talk on Earth Day at Union Station in Washington, D.C.

Mike Taylor, from the NASA Landsat team, was among the science “rock stars” at the National Mall this weekend and at D.C.’s Union Station on Earth Day where he gave a Landsat hyperwall talk.

Further Reading:
+ NASA Among ‘Rock Stars’ at D.C. Earth Day Concert, Spaceflight Insider
+ Flickr photo collection: Global Citizen Earth Day Celebration, April 17, 18, 21, and 22, 2015. Washington, D.C., National Mall and Union Station