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Dwayne Brown/Steve Cole
Headquarters, Washington

Jan. 18, 2008
Media Briefing On NASA's Earth Science Program: 21 Missions Worth
WASHINGTON - NASA will hold a media briefing on Thursday, Jan. 24, at 12:30 p.m. EST, to discuss the agency's Earth science program and preview major activities planned for 2008, including the launch of two new Earth-observing missions and a weather satellite. The briefing will take place in the NASA Headquarters' James E. Webb Auditorium, 300 E Street, S.W., Washington. The briefing will be carried live on NASA Television.

Celebrating its 50th anniversary, NASA continues to advance the frontiers of scientific discovery about Earth, its climate and its future. NASA's multidisciplinary Earth science program contains a broad-based portfolio of cutting-edge science and technology, from new remote-sensing instruments in orbit to basic research delving into the intricate workings of our home planet.

Panelists are:
- Administrator Michael Griffin, NASA Headquarters, Washington
- Alan Stern, associate administrator, Science Mission Directorate, Headquarters
- Michael Freilich, director, Earth Science Division, Headquarters
- Randy Friedl, deputy chief scientist, Earth Science Division, Headquarters

Media may ask questions from participating NASA locations. Reporters also may participate by phone. Reporters wanting to participate by phone must call Grey Hautaluoma on 202-358-0668 by 10 a.m. Jan. 24.

The briefing will be streamed live on NASA's Web site at:


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