Tag Archives: Thomas Zurbuchen

NASA Invests in Solar, Space Environment Projects; Thomas Zurbuchen Quoted

Thomas Zurbuchen

NASA has picked five projects for an effort to study the changes exhibited by the Sun and space, as well as their effects on planet Earth. The space agency said Friday it will invest $1.25 million in each project for nine-month concept studies, and will eventually downselect a maximum of two proposals for full execution through the Heliophysics Explorers program.

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NASA, Int’l Counterparts Deploy GEOINT Sources for COVID-19 Research; Thomas Zurbuchen Quoted

Thomas Zurbuchen

NASA has partnered with its European and Japanese counterparts to leverage their respective geospatial intelligence resources to collect data on the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. NASA that the agency has teamed up with the European Space Agency (ESA) and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) to deploy Earth-observing satellites to document the pandemic’s potential long-term impacts as part of the initiative. 

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Seventh-Grade Student Names NASA Mars 2020 Rover “Perseverance”

Alexander Mather, a seventh-grade student at Lake Braddock Secondary School, won an essay contest that determined the name of the Mars 2020 rover. Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator of NASA's Science Mission Directorate, congratulated Mather who won the Name the Rover contest, the space agency said Friday.

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NASA-Established Planetary Protection Board Reports Recommendations

A NASA-established review board has made recommendations on preventing inter-contamination between Earth and other planets within the solar system. The space agency said Friday that its Planetary Protection Independent Review Board produced 43 recommendations and 34 findings that are included in a recent NASA report.

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