Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md.
August 10, 2005
NASA Announces Breakthrough in Space Weather Forecasting
Researchers from NASA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Center's Solar and Astrophysics Laboratory (LMSAL) will present new findings on space weather during a media teleconference on Tuesday, Aug. 16 at 2 p.m. EDT.
Scientists funded by NASA's Living With a Star program have made a significant discovery that will help everyone from satellite operators and airlines to astronauts living and working in space.
Reporters should call: 877/891-6970; provide the passcode "Space Weather." At the start of the briefing, images and graphics supporting the conference will be posted on the Internet at:
--Dr. Richard Fisher, Director, NASA Sun-Solar System Connection Division, Washington
--Dr. Karel Schrijver, Senior Staff Physicist, Lockheed Martin Solar and Astrophysics Laboratory, Palo Alto, Calif.
--Dr. Marc DeRosa, Research Physicist, Lockheed Martin Solar and Astrophysics Laboratory, Palo Alto, Calif.
--Dr. Joseph Kunches, NOAA Space Environment Center Director, Boulder, Colo.
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