Image from TERRA
Tue, 01 Jun 2021 14:00 EDT

The 2021 Atlantic hurricane season starts today, June 1. At NASA, we’re developing new technology and missions to study storm formation and impacts, including ways to understand Earth as a system.

Image from TERRA
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

Image from TERRA
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.

Mrs. Tassia Owen

Senior Communications Specialist
Terra Education and Outreach

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

Email: tassia.owen@nasa.gov


Tassia Owen is a senior communications specialist on contract at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center through Global Science and Technology, serving the Terra Mission, NASA’s flagship Earth Observing Satellite.  In this position, she is able to combine her background in writing and education to foster better understanding of Earth science. Owen also is the managing editor and writer of Earth Observatory for Kids, a syndicate publication of NASA Earth Observatory. Owen previously worked as part of the Aura education and public outreach team and as part of the Landsat education and public outreach team for the launch of Landsat 8.

Owen has worked in education and outreach in a number of capacities, as the content manager for a physics outreach website and as a classroom teacher and museum educator. Owen is a certified science and English teacher, having taught both middle and high school classes.

Owen is also holds a Masters of Science in Geoscience from Mississippi State University.