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22 April 2013
Happy Earth Day!
The view from the NASA Terra satellite this afternoon is just stunning. It shows the cold and snow of winter remaining over Canada but look at the advancing bright green spring in Virginia! This is a true colour image from low Earth orbit. Click here for a BIG version!
NASA Was Making Dreamers Today
Thousands of people in the Mid-Atlantic saw something they had never seen before today. A rocket going into orbit. Orbital Sciences launched their Antares rocket from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility at 5 PM. NASA’s small visitor center hosted hundreds of people with a good view and mission audio. Thousands of folks from Washington to Baltimore, and along the beaches of Assateague Island saw the launch. It’s events like this that make dreamers out of the …