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Thu, 06 May 2021 10:00 EDT

Valley fever is a dangerous threat to human health – and cases are on the rise in the arid southwestern United States, as wind from increasing dust storms can transport the fungal spores that cause the disease. Valley fever is caused by the Coccidioides fungus, which grows in dirt and fields and can cause fever, rash and coughing. Using NASA resear

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Fri, 23 Apr 2021 11:00 EDT

In a decade filled by record-breaking events including raging wildfires, numerous hurricanes, unseasonal flooding and historically cold temperatures, NASA has continued to learn more about how the planet is changing and the effect it has on Earth’s systems.

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Tue, 20 Apr 2021 10:49 EDT

Fertilizers used in farming contain high amounts of nutrients, such as phosphorous, to help crops grow. But these same nutrients can cause unwanted plant growth and potentially harm ecosystems miles away if agricultural runoff flows into nearby rivers, lakes, or coastal waters.

Mr. Wynn J. Watson

Earth Science Mission Operations Project Manager

Mail code 428
Goddard Space Flight Center
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Greenbelt, MD 20771

Phone: (301) 614-5347

Email: wynn.j.watson@nasa.gov


Mr. Watson currently serves as the NASA Earth Science Mission Operations (ESMO) Project Manager at the Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC).  In this position he is responsible for assuring the safe and efficient operations of the Terra, Aqua, Aura, GPM, and ICESat-2 spacecraft and to provide leadership in management of the A-Train constellation of spacecraft.

Since joining the GSFC in 1988, Mr. Watson has successfully worked on a number of technical assignments and programs including serving as the GSFC Deputy CIO for Enterprise Architecture and the Hubble Space Telescope Ground Systems Manager.

Mr. Watson holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland and a MS in Computer Science from Loyola and a Masters in General Administration specializing in the management of IT systems from the University of Maryland University College.