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Rising Sea Levels

Aug 27, 2015
 UCLA's Laurence Smith deployed this autonomous drifter in a meltwater river on the surface of the Greenland ice sheet in July 2015 as part of an effort to understand the causes of sea level rise around the globe.
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Earth’s rising seas are some of most visible signs of our warming planet. Over the last 20 years, NASA satellites have shown a steady rise in global sea levels as the world’s polar ice sheets melt. As the Earth continues to warm, new research suggests sea levels could rise by as much as several feet.  WFIT’s Rick Glasby reports the big question is “when?”

NEEMO logo
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Why are NASA astronauts living 60 feet below the surface of the Atlantic off the Florida Keys? It’s part of a NASA mission called NEEMO, for NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations. The underwater astronauts (or aquanauts) find the isolated depths of the Atlantic about as close as they can get to spaceflight here on Earth.

Forever Remembered Exihibit at KSC
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The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex unveiled a new exhibit honoring the crews that lost their lives on the final flights of Space Shuttles Challenger and Columbia. The "Forever Remembered" memorial was unveiled on Saturday, June 27, 2015. WFIT's Rick Glasby was there and filed this report.

WFIT's Rick Glasby reports from NASA's Kennedy Space Center​ on Sunday's SpaceX​ CRS-7 Space Station Supply Mission.

NASA will be launching the Orion spacecraft on a test flight Thursday morning from the Kennedy Space Center.  Rick Glasby was at the Kennedy Space Center today to watch preparations for the launch and put together two very informative videos.

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