NASA AND NOAA MARK 50 YEARS OF WEATHER WATCHING FROM SPACE

Fifty years ago, the world’s first weather satellite lifted off from Cape Canaveral, Fla., opening a new and exciting dimension in weather forecasting. Leaders from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or NOAA, hailed the milestone as an example of a strong agency partnership and commitment to flying the best Earth observation satellites today and in the future. Learn more about the first image from the Television Infrared Observation Satellite, known as TIROS-1, in the full article: http://www.nasa.gov/home/hqnews/2010/apr/HQ_10-072_TIROS1_Anniversary.html

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