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Robin Croft
Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif.

Jan. 24, 2008
NASA Ames to Broadcast Earth Science Briefing
MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. – NASA Ames will televise a media briefing live from NASA Headquarters in Washington that can be viewed at Ames' main auditorium, Bldg., N201 on Thursday, Jan. 24, at 9:30 a.m. PST. The briefing will focus on NASA's Earth science program and will discuss major activities planned for 2008, including the launch of two new Earth-observing missions and a weather satellite.

In celebration of its 50th anniversary, NASA is highlighting the major advances it has made in scientific discoveries 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 are invited to ask questions from the Ames auditorium. Reporters who would like to participate by phone must call Grey Hautaluoma at 202-358-0668 by 12 p.m. PST Jan. 23.

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


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