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Feb. 3, 2023
NASA Satellite Shows Carbon Dome Over Cities
How does what a satellite sees match up with people’s lives on the ground? >

Jan. 9, 2023
NASA Space Missions Pinpoint Sources of CO2 Emissions on Earth
A case study involving Europe’s largest coal-fired power plant shows space-based observations can be used to track carbon dioxide emissions – and reductions – at the source. >

Dec. 15, 2022
Watching the Earth Breathe
Earth’s climate is changing. Carbon dioxide is driving it. The Orbiting Carbon Observatories are measuring it. From space. >

Aug. 31, 2022
Cozette Parker's unique path to an engineering job at JPL
I had been watching people at JPL doing what I felt was interesting work. It seemed hard, but I thought, “I’m not a stupid girl; I can go to college and learn how to do this stuff,” so that’s what I did. >

July 12, 2022
How it started, how it's going: As a NASA satellite is built, a science community is built, too
It was a warm April day in 2003 when 22 scientists, squinting in the sun, lined up neatly on a pathway at Caltech. Vines draped over arches in the background. Everyone flashed a smile as the camera clicked. >

March 15, 2022
Spotlight on Lan Dang: Mentoring the next generation
Lan Dang works on the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 and Orbiting Carbon Observatory-3 satellites as the Science Data System Lead. When she’s not busy handling the data the satellite sends back, she’s pursuing her other passion: mentoring new hires and local schoolkids. >

April 20, 2021
How Scientists Are Using the International Space Station to Study Earth’s Climate
On Earth, we often look toward the sky longing to know what resides in the rest of the universe. Meanwhile, 250 miles above our planet, the International Space Station is looking back. >

Oct. 28, 2020
OCO-3 Hits the Mark for CO2 Observations
The OCO-3 team publishes their first peer reviewed paper in Remote Sensing of the Environment. >

Jan. 30, 2020
NASA's OCO-3 Releases First Global Data
Pasadena - NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-3 (OCO-3) is getting a bright start to the new year >

July 12, 2019
OCO-3's First CO2 Measurements
This image shows CO2 over the United States during OCO-3's first few days of science data collection >

May 4, 2019
Falcon 9 launches Dragon cargo spacecraft to ISS
WASHINGTON - SpaceX launched a Dragon cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station early May 4 after a one-day delay caused by a droneship problem. >

May 4, 2019
SpaceX Dragon Launches NASA Cargo to Space Station, Aces Predawn Rocket Landing
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - SpaceX successfully launched its 17th commercial cargo mission to the International Space Station today (May 4), then stuck a rocket landing on a ship at sea. >

May 4, 2019
SpaceX launches supply capsule to International Space Station
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., May 4 (UPI) -- SpaceX launched the CRS-17 cargo mission to the International Space Station at 2:48 a.m. Saturday, carrying 5,500 pounds of research, crew supplies and hardware. >

May 4, 2019
SpaceX Falcon 9 conducts Saturday launch of CRS-17 Dragon
SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft has begun its CRS-17 resupply mission to the International Space Station with launch aboard a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral. >

April 9, 2019
NASA's OCO-3 Measures How Plants Grow - and Glow
When plants take in too much energy, they don't get fat - they lighten up. >

April 8, 2019
Dragon’s 17th Flight Set to Carry Science to the Space Station
A SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft scheduled to launch in late April takes supplies and a variety of scientific experiments to the International Space Station. >

April 5, 2019
Counting the Many Ways the International Space Station Benefits Humanity
The third edition of NASA’s “International Space Station Benefits for Humanity” book now is available. >

April 2, 2019
More Than a Carbon Copy: OCO-3 on the Space Station
NASA is ready to launch a new space instrument that will use the vantage point of the International Space Station to monitor Earth's carbon cycle. >

March 15, 2019
NASA Invites Media to 17th SpaceX Cargo Launch to Space Station
Media accreditation now is open for the next SpaceX delivery of supplies, equipment and science investigations to the International Space Station. >

Aug. 30, 2018
NASA’s long-serving climate chief to retire next year
Earth is calling Michael Freilich. >

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