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Handle with Extreme Care: Critical Space Item
A component of the Thermal Infrared Sensor (TIRS) is packed up and waiting to be loaded for shipment from the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center to Orbital Sciences in Mesa, Arizona. There it will be integrated with the spacecraft and run through a serious of rigorous tests in preparation for launch. (Photo credit: NASA GSFC/Matthew Radcliff)

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LDCM Observatory with both instruments onboard
LDCM Observatory with both instruments onboard, the Operational Land Imager (OLI) and the Thermal Infrared Sensor (TIRS). LDCM is due to launch in January 2013.
Date Posted: 03/02/2012

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The World Takes Shape in Raleigh, N.C.
In Raleigh, North Carolina, the world is taking shape at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. As part of their new Nature Research Center, the SECU Daily Planet, an immersive interactive presentation space, will showcase USGS Landsat Earth as Art images on the inside of the building as they display a massive Landsat mosaic on their brushed stainless steel dome outside. The grand opening of the Nature Research Center, a free event, will occur on Friday, April 20th.

Todd and Bill Ulrich are shown here installing the early stages of the Landsat mosaic.
Photo credit: Joel Halverson
Date Posted: 03/29/2012

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