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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. >

March 27, 2018
Winners And Losers In NASA's Budget For 2018 And Beyond
On March 21st, 2018, both branches of Congress passed the United States' Consolidated Appropriations Act, finalizing spending for the 2018 fiscal year. >

Feb. 16, 2017
Earth Science on the Space Station Continues to Grow
The number of instruments on the International Space Station dedicated to observing Earth to increase our understanding of our home planet continues to grow. >

Dec. 13, 2016
NASA Releases New Eye-Popping View of Carbon Dioxide
A new NASA supercomputer project builds on the agency's satellite measurements of carbon dioxide and combines them with a sophisticated Earth system model to provide one of the most realistic views yet of how this critical greenhouse gas moves through... >

Nov. 1, 2016
New, Space-Based View of Human-Made Carbon Dioxide
Scientists have produced the first global maps of human emissions of carbon dioxide ever made solely from satellite observations of the greenhouse gas. >

April 26, 2016
Carbon dioxide fertilization greening Earth, study finds
From a quarter to half of Earth's vegetated lands has shown significant greening over the last 35 years largely due to rising levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide, according to a new study. >

Jan. 7, 2016
A carbon sink that can't be filled
Forests can store as much as 45 percent of the world's terrestrial carbon, making them a critical part of the process of regulating climate change. >

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