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Old 08-31-2009, 10:20 AM   #1
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Default Earth Science From The Sky: The Next Generation

Earth Science From The Sky: The Next Generation
by Jon Hamilton
August 12, 2009

Earth Science From The Sky: The Next Generation : NPR
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NASA is taking to the skies to encourage a new generation of scientists to study the earth.

The agency is hoping its new Student Airborne Research Program (SARP), a six-week session that includes research aboard a DC-8 flying laboratory, will get young people excited about solving problems like warming oceans, rising carbon dioxide levels and new pollutants in the air.

In recent years, American students haven't exactly been flocking to the field.
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"My family would be down in the basement during a tornado warning and I would be running around upstairs trying to look out the window," he says.

Tkacik and Armaiz-Nolla are exactly the kind of people NASA hopes to attract to studying our planet. They are highly motivated. They are fascinated by the Earth, and troubled by its environmental problems.
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