Image from TERRA
Wed, 15 Jun 2022 11:00 EDT

A NASA-supported research program brings together goat herders, the luxury fashion industry, a gold mining company and Stanford University to use Earth observations to support more sustainable grazing practices.

Image from TERRA
Thu, 30 Dec 2021 13:00 EST

In 2021, Hurricane Ida left over 1 million people without power, tornadoes tore across the American Midwest, volcanoes forced people to evacuate their homes, wildfires covered the American West and unusual flooding wreaked havoc on Central Europe.

Image from TERRA
Thu, 21 Oct 2021 10:00 EDT

Instruments, like this flux tower, are used by scientists to verify the accuracy of the data available in OpenET, a powerful new web-based platform that puts Earth science data about water use by crops and other vegetation into the hands of farmers and water managers.

Dr. Nyssa Rayne

Outreach & Communications Coordinator
Terra Education and Outreach

Global Science and Technology
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt, MD

Email: nyssa.rayne@nasa.gov


Dr. Nyssa Rayne is an Outreach Coordinator on contract at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center through Global Science and Technology. She manages the Terra Mission website, providing the public with information and news about NASA’s flagship Earth Observing Satellite. Leveraging her background in geosciences and education, along with her past experiences in teaching, marketing and graphic design, Rayne’s goal is to clearly communicate the scientific complexities of Terra’s recent and upcoming orbital changes, including potential impacts to instrument data. She’s also planning outreach events and online activities that celebrate Terra’s 20+ years in orbit and inspire researchers to use novel Terra data in unique ways.

Rayne earned her Ph.D. in Geography from the University of Nevada Reno, along with Masters degrees in Operational Meteorology and Educational Equity & Diversity. Her research focus areas include urban meteorology, radar analysis, environmental justice, and diversity in STEM fields.