Press Release

NASA Scientists Explain AURA Satellite Mission

By SpaceRef Editor
May 13, 2004
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NASA researchers will brief the press about the Aura
satellite launch and discuss science goals of the mission.
The press event is at 4 p.m. EDT, May 17 in Room 522 A, on
Level 5, of the Palais des Congres, Montreal.

The press event is part of the 2004 Joint Assembly, a
partnership of the Canadian Geophysical Union, American
Geophysical Union, Society of Exploration Geophysicists, and
the Environmental and Engineering Geophysical Society.

An Aura Workshop follows the press event for Science Writers:
A Crash Course in Atmospheric Chemistry 101.

Aura will help scientists understand how atmospheric
composition affects and responds to Earth’s changing climate.
The satellite will help reveal the processes that connect
local and global air quality and track the extent to which
our ozone layer is recovering.

For more information about the Aura spacecraft and its
instruments, visit:

http://aura.gsfc.nasa.gov

http://aura.gsfc.nasa.gov/instruments/index.html

For information about NASA’s Earth Science Enterprise, visit:

http://www.earth.nasa.gov

For b-roll video on the Aura mission, contact Wade Sisler of
NASA TV at: 301/286-6256.

SpaceRef staff editor.