NPP educator launch conference, event photos

November 6, 2011

This educational program provided over 100 participants from around the nation with a personal tour of the NASA Mission Director Center, close-up viewing of the powerful Delta-II launch vehicle on the launch pad before and during launch as well as hands-on practical educator workshops and presentations by NASA & NOAA scientists and principal investigators and other practitioners.

Find local events as at CalCoastNews’ Event Calendar.

If you would like to buy a high resolution print of any of these photos, aside from those of the performers, contact photographer Dennis Eamon Young at (805) 540-1271 or See more of the photographer’s work at

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Participants Learned about real-world Earth, atmospheric, and rocket science, and NPP’s cutting-edge satellite instrument technology.

The NPP mission will link the current generation of Earth-observing satellites called the Earth Observing System (EOS) to a next-generation of operational polar-orbiting environmental satellites called the Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS), managed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

All this was capped by a spectacular flawless launch early Friday morning.

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The launch was just before three in the morning. The photographer and the participants must have been up all night!