THIS WEEK @NASA: NASA Remembers Fallen Heroes, Milestone For Mars InSight Lander
By Space Coast Daily // February 10, 2019
ABOVE VIDEO: NASA Remembers our fallen heroes, a milestone for our NASA InSight lander on Mars and data released on our global temperature changes … a few of the stories to tell you about – This Week at NASA!
NASA’s Day of Remembrance inspired thoughtful reflection and gratitude on behalf of the entire NASA Family, the nation and the world.
Vice President Mike Pence joined NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine to honor and remember the fallen heroes at NASA by laying a wreath at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.
Also happening this week at NASA, a milestone for NASA’s InSight lander on Mars as it deployed its wind and thermal shield which is designed to protect the lander’s seismometer from winds and temperature changes
Finally, NASA and NOAA released data on our global temperature changes. The data shows 2018 was the fourth hottest year for global surface temperatures trailing behind 2015, 2016 and 2017s temperatures.
Global temperatures in 2018 were 1.5 degrees Fahrenheit (0.83 degrees Celsius) warmer than the 1951 to 1980 mean, according to scientists at NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) in New York.
Since the 1880s, the average global surface temperature has risen about 2 degrees Fahrenheit (1 degree Celsius).
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