DISCOVER-AQ Flight Spotted Over Greenbelt, MD

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Image captured July 28, 2011

Still photo here: twitpic.com/5xdow1

This video was captured near the intersection of Ridge Rd and Southway Rd in Greenbelt, MD on Thursday, July 28, 2011 at 6:10 PM. This was the second to last day of the MD campaign.

The DISCOVER-AQ flight campaign comes to an end with flights scheduled for Friday, July 29 between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. The flight segment between the Washington Beltway and Baltimore will follow Interstate 95.

DISCOVER-AQ is a four-year campaign to improve the use of satellites to monitor air quality for public health and environmental benefit.

Through targeted airborne and ground- based observations, DISCOVER-AQ will enable more effective use of current and future satellites to diagnose ground level conditions influencing air quality.

To learn more go to: discover-aq.larc.nasa.gov/

Credit: NASA/GSFC/Rebecca Roth

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center enables NASA’s mission through four scientific endeavors: Earth Science, Heliophysics, Solar System Exploration, and Astrophysics. Goddard plays a leading role in NASA’s accomplishments by contributing compelling scientific knowledge to advance the Agency’s mission.

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