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NASA Science Suborbital Platforms
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NASA Science supports a variety of suborbital platforms that are designed to take science measurements, including aircraft, balloon, kites, and unscrewed aircraft systems.

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Understanding Earth: Biodiversity and Ecological Conservation
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Biological diversity, or biodiversity, refers to the variety of all life on Earth—on all levels, from genes to species, ecosystems, and biomes. Over the last several decades, however, research has shown that global biodiversity has been on the decline. For decades, satellite and airborne remote sensing instruments have been observing environmental changes that impact biodiversity. This brochure describes how satellite observations—often combined with other measurements taken on the ground or from aircraft—provide information relevant to the distribution of ecosystems and their resident species and how scientists use this information to understand patterns of biodiversity, how biodiversity is changing, the drivers of the changes, and to predict the impacts of environmental changes on biodiversity in the future.

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2022 NASA Science Calendar
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The 2022 NASA Science Calendar: Science and discovery unite and inspire us—and are a source of hope in difficult times. Our continued exploration of our planet and the universe around us, while facing the challenges of the pandemic, demonstrates the power of the human spirit to push beyond our limitations and transcend obstacles. After a year of perseverance, 2022 marks a period of new beginnings, and I could not be more excited.

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2022 NASA Science Calendar (Spanish Version)
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La ciencia y los descubrimientos nos unen y nos inspiran, y son una fuente de esperanza en tiempos difíciles. La exploración continua de nuestro planeta y el universo que nos rodea, mientras enfrentamos los desafíos de la pandemia, demuestra el poder del espíritu humano para ir más allá de nuestras limitaciones y trascender los obstáculos. Después de un año de perseverancia, el 2022 marca un período de nuevos comienzos, y mi entusiasmo no podría ser mayor.

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American Chemical Society Hyperwall Stories 2022
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This brochure represents some of the chemistry-related stories available on NASA’s Hyperwall. For a complete list of Hyperwall stories, and to download content, visit

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TEMPO Mission Brochure
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What's in the air we breathe? The TEMPO (Tropospheric Emissions: Monitoring Pollution) mission aims to answer this question with more detail and precision than ever before, by creating a revolutionary new dataset of atmospheric chemistry measurements from space. TEMPO will be the first space-based instrument to monitor major air pollutants across the North American continent every daylight hour at high spatial resolution.

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2021 NASA Science Calendar
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The 2021 NASA Science Calendar: Science and discovery have always required us to persevere. Through unprecedented times. Through storms and turbulence. Perseverance is more than facing challenges. It demonstrates our ability to hold on to a worthy goal with resilience. It pushes us to keep doing the next right thing—to achieve something beyond ourselves. In that spirit, NASA Science, our nation, and the world continue to persevere. The year 2020 often made me think of the anonymous quote: “The best view comes after the hardest climb.”

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2021 NASA Science Calendar (Spanish Version)
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La ciencia y la innovación siempre han requerido de nuestra perseverancia. A través de épocas sin precedentes. A través de tormentas y turbulencias. La perseverancia es más que el enfrentar desafíos. Demuestra nuestra capacidad para aferrarnos a un objetivo valioso con resiliencia. Nos empuja a dar el siguiente paso acertado: a avanzar hacia algo más allá de nosotros mismos. Con este espíritu, la ciencia de la NASA, nuestra nación y el mundo continúan perseverando.

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Landsat 9 Mission Brochure
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For nearly half a century, the Landsat mission has shaped our understanding of Earth. The consistency of Landsat’s land-cover data from sensor to sensor and year to year makes it possible to trace land-cover changes from 1972 to the present, and it will continue into the future with Landsat 9. With better technology than ever before, Landsat 9 will enhance and extend the data record to the 50-year mark and beyond.

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2020 NASA Science Calendar
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The 2020 NASA Science Calendar: There’s never been a better year to explore, never a better time to step into the unknown, and never a better opportunity to help protect and improve life on Earth as a result of this work. In fact, during the last few years, NASA Science has set the foundation for defining moments in many areas. Our groundbreaking science, innovative approaches, and inspiring missions are opening the door and leading the way for NASA to go forward to the Moon and ultimately Mars.

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