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From: Roger Nelson
To: All
Date: 2016-11-19 06:14:28
Subject: NASA stuff

Still waiting, but i the meantime...
 
 
Nov. 18, 2016
CONTRACT RELEASE C16-028
NASA Awards Space Studies Board Contract
 
NASA has awarded a sole-source contract to the National Academy of
Sciences, Engineering and Medicine of Washington to conduct studies on
questions of national importance within the domain of NASA science and
technology programs relating to space science, Earth science, and
biological and physical science in space.
 
The Space Studies Board contract is a cost reimbursement, no-fee,
indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract, with a maximum ordering
value of $34 million. The five-year period of performance begins Dec. 1.
 
The objective of this contract is to provide the means by which NASA can
obtain access to an independent, authoritative forum for information,
dialogue and advice on all aspects of space science and applications, and
serve as the focal point within the academies for activities on space
research.
 
The Space Studies Board oversees advisory studies and program assessments,
facilitates international research coordination, and promotes
communications on space science and science policy between the research
community, the federal government, and the interested public. The board
also serves as the U.S. National Committee for the International Council
for Science Committee on Space Research.
 
The work will be performed at the contractor's facility in Washington.
 
For information about NASA and agency programs, visit:
 
http://www.nasa.gov
 
-end-
 
Dwayne Brown
Headquarters, Washington
202-358-1726
dwayne.c.brown{at}nasa.gov
 
Cynthia M. O'Carroll
Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md.
301-286-4787
cynthia.m.ocarroll{at}nasa.gov
Last Updated: Nov. 18, 2016
Editor: Karen Northon
Tags:  Goddard Space Flight Center Hazards
Nov. 18, 2016
Wildfires Still Plaguing Southeastern United States
fires in Southeastern U.S.
 
On November 14, 2016, the Aqua satellite captured a relatively close up
image of fires in the Southeastern U.S. and a detailed description was
given of the major fires.  This image, taken by NOAA/NASA's Suomi NPP
satellite on November 17, 2016 shows a wider angle of these same fires. 
The fires all continue to grow due to the weather conditions in the area
and terrain hampering firefighting efforts.  Drought conditions are
contributing to drier and larger forest fuels being available. These range
from the undergrowth to sticks, leaves and logs. Even the smallest of
sparks can ignite these very dry fuels.  The major goal of firefighters is
to try to have the fires burn inward as opposed to expanding, but weather
conditions and available fuel is allowing these fires to expand leaving
fire officials to try to combat incredibly difficult conditions.  The U.S.
Forest Service expects some fire activity during the fall with hunting
season providing a chance of human caused fires and the annual leaves
causing more dry tinder but this type of fire activity is unheard of in
this part of the country.
This natural-color satellite image was collected by the Moderate Resolution
Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard the Aqua satellite. Actively
burning areas, detected by MODIS's thermal bands, are outlined in red. 
NASA image courtesy Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team. Caption:
NASA/Goddard, Lynn Jenner with information from Inciweb.
Last Updated: Nov. 18, 2016
Editor: Lynn Jenner
 
 
Regards,
 
Roger

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