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African American Earth Explorers

Who are NASA's Earth Explorers?

The elementary school student wondering how El Niño will affect tomorrow's weather. The scientist studying connections between ozone and climate change. And the farmer using satellite pictures to keep track of crops. All of these people are Earth Explorers -- they are all curious about the Earth system. This series will introduce you to NASA Earth Explorers, young and old, with many backgrounds and interests.

How did Marshall Shepherd, Myrna Hutcherson and a group of middle school students become NASA Earth Explorers? We asked, and they answered:

Marshall Shepherd

Myrna Hutcherson

Dymond Grayson, Tevon McClary and ShaTira Waller collecting aerosol data


Coming in March: Earth Explorers celebrates National Women's History Month.

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Dan Stillman, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies