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California Governor Visits NASA Ames Research Center
07.16.08
 
MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. – Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger visited NASA’s Ames Research Center today to see first-hand how the agency is helping firefighters battle the widespread wildfires raging throughout the state.

During a brief visit this morning, Schwarzenegger reviewed firefighting data used to display visible light and fire imagery. He also saw a demonstration of the hyperwall-2, a high-resolution visualization system displaying images from the wildfires, and held a news briefing.

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Moffett Field Calif.-- A remotely piloted aircraft carrying a NASA sensor flew over much of California earlier this week, gathering information that will be used to help fight more than 300 wildfires burning within the state. Additional flights are planned for next week. Left: California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger answers questions during a July 14, 2008, news conference at NASA’s Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif. Joining him are Mike Freilich, Director, NASA Earth Sciences Division, Steve Hiskind, Ames Earth Science Division Chief, Ames Director S. Pete Worden, Gov. Chief Del Walters, Assistant Region Fire Chief, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection and Tom Maruyama, Deputy Director, Office of Emergency Services. Schwarzenegger visited Ames for a behind-the-scenes tour and briefings about NASA’s support to firefighters battling California wildfires. Ames scientists are partnering with colleagues at Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, Calif., to send remotely piloted aircraft on reconnaissance flights using sophisticated visual and thermal sensors to provide up-to-the-minute information to firefighters in the field.
Photo Credit: NASA Ames Research Center / Eric James
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Moffett Field Calif.-- A remotely piloted aircraft carrying a NASA sensor flew over much of California earlier this week, gathering information that will be used to help fight more than 300 wildfires burning within the state. Additional flights are planned for next week. Left: California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger talks with NASA Ames Research Center Director S. Pete Worden during the governor’s visit to Ames July 14, 2008. Schwarzenegger visited Ames for a behind-the-scenes tour and briefings about NASA’s support to firefighters battling California wildfires. Ames scientists are partnering with colleagues at Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, Calif., to send NASA’s remotely piloted Ikhana aircraft on reconnaissance flights using sophisticated visual and thermal sensors to provide up-to-the-minute information to firefighters in the field.
Photo Credit: NASA Ames Research Center / Eric James
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Moffett Field Calif.-- A remotely piloted aircraft carrying a NASA sensor flew over much of California earlier this week, gathering information that will be used to help fight more than 300 wildfires burning within the state. Additional flights are planned for next week. Left: Steve Hipskind, NASA Ames Research Center earth sciences director, briefs California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on global monitoring of wildfires using Ames’ hyperwall-2 visualization system. Schwarzenegger visited Ames July 14, 2008, for a behind-the-scenes tour and briefings about NASA’s support to firefighters battling California wildfires. Ames scientists are partnering with colleagues at Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, Calif., to send NASA’s remotely piloted Ikhana aircraft on reconnaissance flights using sophisticated visual and thermal sensors to provide up-to-the-minute information to firefighters in the field.
Photo Credit: NASA Ames Research Center / Eric James
Click on the image for full-resolution.

Moffett Field Calif.-- A remotely piloted aircraft carrying a NASA sensor flew over much of California earlier this week, gathering information that will be used to help fight more than 300 wildfires burning within the state. Additional flights are planned for next week. Left: California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and NASA Ames Research Center Director S. Pete Worden examine hyperwall-2, a state-of-the-art visualization system developed at Ames. Hyperwall-2 is one of the largest displays in the world and is used by scientists for data interpretation. Schwarzenegger visited Ames July 14, 2008, for a behind-the-scenes tour and briefings about NASA’s support to firefighters battling California wildfires. Ames scientists are partnering with colleagues at Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, Calif., to send NASA’s remotely piloted Ikhana aircraft on reconnaissance flights using sophisticated visual and thermal sensors to provide up-to-the-minute information to firefighters in the field.
Photo Credit: NASA Ames Research Center / Eric James
Click on the image for full-resolution.

Moffett Field Calif.-- A remotely piloted aircraft carrying a NASA sensor flew over much of California earlier this week, gathering information that will be used to help fight more than 300 wildfires burning within the state. Additional flights are planned for next week. Left: California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and NASA Ames Research Center Director S. Pete Worden examine hyperwall-2, a state-of-the-art visualization system developed at Ames. Hyperwall-2 is one of the largest displays in the world and is used by scientists for data interpretation. Schwarzenegger visited Ames July 14, 2008, for a behind-the-scenes tour and briefings about NASA’s support to firefighters battling California wildfires. Ames scientists are partnering with colleagues at Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, Calif., to send NASA’s remotely piloted Ikhana aircraft on reconnaissance flights using sophisticated visual and thermal sensors to provide up-to-the-minute information to firefighters in the field.
Photo Credit: NASA Ames Research Center / Eric James
Click on the image for full-resolution.

Moffett Field Calif.-- A remotely piloted aircraft carrying a NASA sensor flew over much of California earlier this week, gathering information that will be used to help fight more than 300 wildfires burning within the state. Additional flights are planned for next week. Left: Steve Hipskind, NASA Ames Research Center earth sciences director, uses a fixed-base flight simulator to brief California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on how sensors aboard NASA’s Ikhana remotely piloted unmanned aircraft are being used to monitor California wildfires. Schwarzenegger visited Ames July 14, 2008, for a behind-the-scenes tour and briefings about NASA’s support to firefighters battling California wildfires. Ames scientists are partnering with colleagues at Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, Calif., to send NASA’s remotely piloted Ikhana aircraft on reconnaissance flights using sophisticated visual and thermal sensors to provide up-to-the-minute information to firefighters in the field.
Photo Credit: NASA Ames Research Center / Eric James
Click on the image for full-resolution.

Moffett Field Calif.-- A remotely piloted aircraft carrying a NASA sensor flew over much of California earlier this week, gathering information that will be used to help fight more than 300 wildfires burning within the state. Additional flights are planned for next week. Left: Steve Hipskind, NASA Ames Research Center earth sciences director, uses a fixed-base flight simulator to brief California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on how sensors aboard NASA’s Ikhana remotely piloted unmanned aircraft are being used to monitor California wildfires. Schwarzenegger visited Ames July 14, 2008, for a behind-the-scenes tour and briefings about NASA’s support to firefighters battling California wildfires. Ames scientists are partnering with colleagues at Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, Calif., to send NASA’s remotely piloted Ikhana aircraft on reconnaissance flights using sophisticated visual and thermal sensors to provide up-to-the-minute information to firefighters in the field.
Photo Credit: NASA Ames Research Center / Eric James
Click on the image for full-resolution.