Explorer 1 & 60 Years of Space Science (live public talk)

Explorer 1 & 60 Years of Space Science (live public talk)

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Original air date: Jan. 25, 2018. Explorer 1 marked the start of the Space Age for America, and heralded the study of Earth from space. The JPL-built satellite confirmed the existence of the Van Allen radiation belts, the very first space science discovery. Explorer 1's success was only the first of an array of Earth missions that have mapped and probed our planet's lands, waters and atmosphere on scales ranging from the millimeter to global views. This conversation and multimedia journey spanned from the dawn of Earth space science to today's modern fleet that is providing vital information in understanding the changes taking place on the only planet humans can yet call home. For more info on Explorer 1, please visit https://explorer1.jpl.nasa.gov

Blaine Baggett, JPL Fellow

Erik Conway, JPL Historian
Carmen Boening, JPL Earth Scientist
Erika Podest, JPL Earth Scientist
Jason Craig, JPL Visualization Specialist

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory invites you to watch live about everything from Mars rovers to monitoring asteroids to cool cosmic discoveries. From the lab to the lecture hall, get information directly from scientists and engineers working on NASA's latest missions. http://www.jpl.nasa.gov

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