Image from TERRA
Tue, 20 Sep 2022 10:30 EDT

Water departments in the West are using maps and models originally created by a NASA team to help track water.

Image from TERRA
Thu, 15 Sep 2022 10:00 EDT

NASA and Google broadened an existing partnership to help local governments improve their monitoring and prediction of air quality for better decision making.

Image from TERRA
Mon, 11 Jul 2022 09:30 EDT

Ozone pollution assessments made for the Great Lakes region now include NASA satellite and other near-real time Earth observations.

Dr. Nyssa Rayne

Outreach & Communications Coordinator
Terra Education and Outreach

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


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.