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April
2018

The NBC Today Show's crew filmed a segment on Operation Icebridge--an ongoing airborne mission to assess the state of the Arctic and Antarctic ice sheets. Staging out of Greenland, Thule Air Base, NBC's new series "Top of the World" featured inteviews with NASA scientists who are working around the clock to understand the causes of extreme weather, from droughts to fires to floods and hurricanes.

NBC captured spectacular footage and featured USRA  data analyst James Jacobsen from Ames as he put on a harness and climbed into the hatch to fix his instruments. USRA's Jefferson Beck supported the NBC crew. The Today Show featured a longer video and a shorter version of it was aired on NBC Nightly News.

The Today Show

https://www.today.com/video/how-nasa-is-tracking-glaciers-to-understand-extreme-weather-1206211651912

 

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Other News and Features

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April
10,
2018
The Beatles are one of the greatest cultural phenomena to come from the 20th century, yet many people are unaware of their impact on science. In ‘Here, There and Everywhere,’ inspired by the book ‘La Scienza dei Beatles’
April
09,
2018
  Columbia, Maryland—April 9, 2008. The Universities Space Research Association (USRA) elected four new universities to membership, bringing the Association to a total of 110 universities. The members participate in the governance of
April
02,
2018
  Coulumbia, MD. April 2, 2018. Dr. Kevin C. A. Burke, a world-renowned professor of geology and tectonics at the University of Houston’s Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences since 1983, passed away at his home in Gloucester,
February
22,
2018
  The Universities Space Research Association, USRA, presented two astronomers with awards for research conducted aboard NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, SOFIA, at the recent American Astronomical Society winter

USRA Activities

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March
29,
2018
  On March 27, 2018, serveral members of USRA received the President's awards for theiir outstanding contributions to USRA.   The Distinguished Service Award went to Mr. Kin Leung, Information Technology Services. Kin Leung
March
16,
2018
USRA's Genna Duberstein and Scott Wiessinger's work on the Solarium video was featured on the Maryland Public Radio.  Genna and Scott's work has been recognized through the various awards they have won in their field. For more
March
05,
2018
  "Eric Becklin has been at the forefront of infrared astronomy since the mid-1960s," said USRA President and CEO Jeffrey Isaacson. "His leadership within the infrared community has been a guiding force in the proposal and
August
08,
2017
Mr. Ernie Wright, visualization communication expert working as part of GESTAR, described his work developing visualizations of the lunar surface based on data from NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) during a colloquium at USRA's